Ripping Flash Video from Website???

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jayeskreezy, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    How do I rip flash video from a random site with flash video? My family was on the news this weekend and I've been looking for programs, but I haven't had any success. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong but I tried looking for something in Safari and Firefox. Please help.

    Heres the link

    if there's a free program I can use that'd be nice too! I checked other threads in this forum, but I couldn't find anything specific. THanks.
     
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    you can usually open activity monitor under the window menu and the download window, in activity there will be a flv file (the biggest) and probably growning - i.e. "2.5 of 4MB" if you highlight it and copy, then in the download windows paste, unless its protected or something, firefox has extentions that allow you to just click an icon to download a flash vid.
     
  3. antdfsc macrumors member

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    firefox has a plug in called download helper, its this little balloon type icon that lives next to your navigation bar. When there is a flash video playing on a page it activates and you can select it to download. I have used it with youtube and its super easy. Also check out Perian plug-in for quicktime so you can convert the flash videos to something more usable in the future.
     
  4. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks! that plug-in worked and was very useful...do I need to have quicktime pro to convert it?
     
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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  6. motulist macrumors 601

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    Uh, how about just clicking that big button labeled DOWNLOAD that right above the video.

    EDIT: nevermind, it doesn't actually let you download the video there.
     
  7. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    SnapX Pro is a good little app. The trial is free and fully functioning. Just google for it. I have used it in a long time but recording video is easy.
     
  8. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    iSquint handles flv's pretty well. Though the export options are very limited.

    I use iSquint as a first-step converting program. It handles almost any format and converts it to a quicktime movie I can work with in Final Cut, iMovie, iTunes, etc.
     

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