How to record flash video streams

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by APPLENEWBIE, May 17, 2007.

  1. APPLENEWBIE macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    The high desert, USA
    Is there a way to record incoming flash video steams? If you know... please respond. thanks!
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
  3. rspeaker macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2006
    Might check out; it's what I use.

    If that won't work, you could use a screen-recording app. Not sure if Copernicus will do audio, but Snapz Pro will (and I think there's a cheaper app, but can't think of it's name.)
  4. 7masscom macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Flash Video

    Are you talking Flash Streaming Video or Flash Video Files .flv (i.e. youtube)? If you're talking the latter, than the easiest way to download the file (using Safari) would be to open the activity window while the clip is playing and find the file with the http://.........flv extension. Double-click on it and it will start downloading to your hard drive.

    Now, if it is streaming, then you will have to use one of the previouly mentioned apps.
  5. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    For youtube I always use You just cut and paste the url and you get a download link. The activity window post or tubesock method also work but can be confusing (activity window) or have a cost associated with them (tubesock).

    There is also a firefox extension called getvideo (or something like that) that performs a similar function.
  6. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    VideoDownloader is the extension I use for Firefox. I have found that Youtube
    videos don't appear in Safari's activity window, so that option is out. When you
    save a video using VideoDownloader, it will be named get_video. Rename it
    what you want, and then add the .flv extension. I use the latest VLC player
    (Mac and PC versions) to play the saved clips.
  7. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Try "CosmoPod". It's a plug-in for Safari. You add its button to your tool bar and it's enabled when there is flash movie content on the current page. Click the button, and it's downloaded. You can use it with the perian FLV decoder, and it will automatically convert it and, if you like, add to iTunes. Or, you can leave just download the FLV and convert it using something like VisualHub. (I'm using it that way, as I'd rather not mess with the codecs, unless I have to)
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    Mar 15, 2010
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  9. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2007
    Videobox is what I use. Costs $15, but works perfectly for me.

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