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{Q} How Do You Download Camtasia Videos?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RumMonkey, May 12, 2009.

  1. RumMonkey

    RumMonkey Junior Member

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    Appreciate if someone can help me on this one.

    I normally download videos with Realplayer or Flashget.

    I can use them to download camtasia version 3 & 4 videos, but can't do it for versions 5 & 6.

    Has you been able to download camtasia v5 & 6 videos?

    If so how?

    Thanks
     
  2. Lurking

    Lurking Junior Member

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    DownloadHelper with Firefox. Once you start playing the video, you'll see the DownloadHelper icon light up. Click it and get the file.
     
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  3. 195471

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    This is how I normally do it -- view the HTML source of the web page that loads the video and look for the name of the video file. Or, just change the extension of that URL from .html to .swf or .flv.

    For example, if the URL of the page that loads the video is:

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    http://www.somesite.com/video.html
    Change the URL to this and hit ENTER to access the file:

    Code:
    http://www.somesite.com/video.flv
    If you get a 404 for the .flv, try .swf. If the .swf is there, it will load in the browser, as opposed to opening a dialog box asking you if you want to download the file. In that case, you can plug the .swf URL into a downloader like 0rbit Downloader, and it will grab the .swf file for you.

    Sometimes it may not be clear from the HTML source what the video file path is, but you may see a reference to a config.xml file. Navigate to the config.xml file and look for something like this:

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    <video1>
    <duration type="Number">4235.20</duration>
    <uri>video.flv</uri>
    <frameRate type="Number">15</frameRate>
    <keyframeRate type="Number">75</keyframeRate>
    <blendingMode>Normal</blendingMode>
    <isFlv type="Boolean">1</isFlv>
    </video1>
    
    In the <uri> tag, you will see the name of the video file.
     
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  4. springer98

    springer98 Regular Member

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    I do it similar to the way 195471 says, except I put the URLs into a notepad file, save it as HTML or PHP, open it in a browser and right click the link and choose "save as."
     
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  5. RumMonkey

    RumMonkey Junior Member

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    Thanks guys, tried all methods and they all worked =)