save swf file from a flash website

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  1. chihiro macrumors regular

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    how can I save swf file from a flash website in Firefox please?
     
  2. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about Firefox, but in Safari go to Window -> Activity, and Option-click on the .swf file.
     
  3. chihiro thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok,i tryed it but it just open the swf in anather window,how do i save it on the desktop?
     
  4. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    My mistake, you need to hold down Option and double-click the file name :)

    The downloaded file should appear in your downloads folder.
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    When the .swf opens in the new window. Go to 'File > Save as...'.

    EDIT: ^or do that :D
     
  6. rostasi macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    Usually I can save these things by using all of the various methods mentioned here and then some, but I'm at a loss as to why an swf like the following can't be saved as a full feature:

    http://tinyurl.com/b92k82

    It can be saved as a rather small 44.5 kB file which, of course, is not the complete file - I guess it's just the link to the stream?
    Anyway, it's only available for a short time and I'd like to be able to save it.
    I've considered SnapzPro, but a reason I'd like to save the movie is because it's a bit jittery when I watch it during streaming, so I thought that actually capturing it would be easier to watch as an archived piece.

    Open to suggestions please,

    Rod

    Oh, I can use Firefox and/or Safari.
     
  7. rostasi macrumors newbie

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    Wow! I guess it can't be done if we have over 280,000 members and not one person can answer this.

    <sigh...>
     
  8. renoire macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    I ran into the same problem and figured the following worked for me. Copy the URL of the SWF file and paste in your Safari browser, go to Window > Activity in here you'll see the FLV file that is embedded. Copy that into a HTML page or paste in address bar and Save As or drag to download window. If you want to convert this to a movie for iPods etc download the program called iSquint.
     
  9. Simpleintel macrumors newbie

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    swf and others through firefox

    Use VideoHelper as an add on, very powerful and easy to use, download any file that your computer is accessing via internet
     

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