capturing flash video, not youtube

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tobylevins, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. tobylevins macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I desperately need to capture some video from the below site:
    http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video#

    does anyone have any idea how to capture it, not sure if the standard youtube focused ones will do it ?

    Any help would be awesome
    Cheers
    Toby
     
  2. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    If you're using Firefox, go to "Tools", "Page Info", then click on "Media". There should be a .fla file there. Right click on the .fla file, click "copy" then open a new tab/window and paste the URL there. Next go to "File" then "Save As..." and download the file. Make sure the file extension is .fla when you save.
     
  3. tobylevins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's very strange, I have tried all the usual ways, but the video seems to be embedded to deeply if that makes sense, or the video is actually just a link.
    If anyone feels like making very REALLY happy and SUPER grateful, the link is here :
    http://au.video.yahoo.com/watch/4587227/12278812

    I cannot for the life of me grab it!
     
  4. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    well i am not sure but i think it is because its what they call a 'progressive' video not 'streamed' so it does not buffer up like youtube videos thus not allowing you to save them.

    some one correct me if i am wrong
     
  5. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Chances are you won't be able to save the original file since it's actually streamed (and not cached and played back like Youtube does), and there are no good rtmp clients for osx afaik.

    Edit:
    Correct, except the other way around; progressive reads the file into the browser cache and streamed receives it from the server bit by bit.

    Alternatively you could use a screen recording app like iShowU.
     
  6. buena macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried Zamzar (zamzar.com)? I prefer vixy.net for ripping youtube videos but vixy doesn't seem to work on your Yahoo link.
     

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