How Can I Download/Rip a .FLV Video From a Private Webite??

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I came across some videos on a private website (i.e. - not YouTube, etc.) that I have access to which are being played in Adobe Flash Player. Can someone help me with how I can download/rip these videos from the site so I can save them to my computer in case the videos are ever taken down?

I've downloaded several different pieces of software trying to get this done but haven't been successful. Any help or links to websites that explain how to get this completed would be appreciated.
 

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IDM...

or better yet, play in Internet Explorer... let the video finish.
Then go to options, temporary internet files, and you will have the flv file there.
 

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get this firefox addon
Code:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/?src=api

Thanks for responding (plus rep for your troubles).

I have that addon - but it doesn't recognize the Adobe Flash Player video on the webpage for some reason. That is what is confusing me about all this. Do I need to try and record the video with some type of program instead of actually ripping/downloading it?
 

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IDM = Internet Download Manager?

I'll try the IE trick now and report back. Plus rep for the reply.

Yes, it is internet download manage. Once you play the video, it will automatically display a button saying "download this video" or something like that.
 

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IDM...

or better yet, play in Internet Explorer... let the video finish.
Then go to options, temporary internet files, and you will have the flv file there.

IDM = Internet Download Manager?

I'll try the IE trick now and report back. Plus rep for the reply.
 

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on fire fox go to Tools... then to Page info.... then to media... you will see a copy of the file there.... then hit SAVE AS.... and it will get you what you want.
 

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I've found the Ant Video downloader FF add-on works great. Beware: a lot of the download/screen grab/skip screen add-ons are killed in the latest FF. I'm still version 6 because of that
 

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Right click on te page when in Firefox. Click 'view page info', click the 'media' tab. It should be there.
 

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on fire fox go to Tools... then to Page info.... then to media... you will see a copy of the file there.... then hit SAVE AS.... and it will get you what you want.

Hmmm...that didn't seem to work. It allowed me to save the file as a ".swf" extension and my computer wants me to open it up in IE but nothing happens...am I missing something?

I'm running the video to pull the temporary file now and in the middle of downloading IDM to test that as well.

Thanks to all who are responding.
 

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I've found the Ant Video downloader FF add-on works great. Beware: a lot of the download/screen grab/skip screen add-ons are killed in the latest FF. I'm still version 6 because of that

Just tried this - it doesn't recognize the video. My guess is it has something to do w/Adobe's player.

Still testing the other methods. Thanks again to all who have responded.
 

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Yes, it is internet download manage. Once you play the video, it will automatically display a button saying "download this video" or something like that.


Unfortunately IDM isn't working either. IDM (and all of the other programs I've tried) only recognize the .swf media player file, not the video being played by the media player.

Is there a way to record what's playing on the website and then save the recorded file to my computer? Other ideas? There has to be a way to get this done successfully...
 

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Unfortunately IDM isn't working either. IDM (and all of the other programs I've tried) only recognize the .swf media player file, not the video being played by the media player.

Is there a way to record what's playing on the website and then save the recorded file to my computer? Other ideas? There has to be a way to get this done successfully...

but usually i get to download from IDM....any similar URL's like that so that i could test some way to get it to download?

or,Try viewing the source and see if you can find and file with extension .flv,.mov..etc.

Or, download a screen recorder and play it in full screen and record it.
 

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What's the url

but usually i get to download from IDM....any similar URL's like that so that i could test some way to get it to download?

or,Try viewing the source and see if you can find and file with extension .flv,.mov..etc.

Or, download a screen recorder and play it in full screen and record it.


Ok - here is a site with a video that is similar to the web page I'm trying to get a video from:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/tim-ferriss-superhuman-kettlebell.htm

My downloaders don't recognize this video either. They only see the player that shows the .flv video. So, can someone rip this bodybuilding.com video?
 

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download orbit download manager, you can get it here:

Code:
http://www.brothersoft.com/download-orbit-downloader-54366.html

install it, and after you get it running, right click the tray icon at the bottom right and click grab++. now open up the page where the video is and play it, and the file should show up in grab++ window. select it, then hit download.

worked for everything i wanted to rip so far, so give it a shot and report back.
 
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