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TheBuzzSaw
February 11th, 2011, 05:39 AM
I used to be able to buffer YouTube videos and grab the video from /tmp/ and copy it to my home folder. Well, I just noticed that YouTube videos are no longer showing up in /tmp/. Did they change something? Is anyone else having this problem?

JOHNNYG713
February 11th, 2011, 05:54 AM
Yea They changed the way Firefox stores stuff, now they go to some waky folders and it is nearly imposable to find them ! There is a script floating around that will tell you where the clip is, (I will see if I can find it and post back) But I use "Down them all" In Firefox Addon's Works great and it lets you save in any folder you want ! There are several more add ons like this in Firefox add ons! Just click the "Tools" tab in Firefox then Add-ons, and search !

TheBuzzSaw
February 11th, 2011, 06:18 AM
Arggggh... Any way to change it back? XD

polardude1983
February 11th, 2011, 07:22 AM
Same problem here, and just found this thread. We need this again. This was the one best thing about linux!

Bucky Ball
February 11th, 2011, 07:51 AM
Tried Easy Youtube Video Downloader? It is a Firefox extension.

polardude1983
February 11th, 2011, 08:29 AM
For those who dont use firefox and use chrome or chromium. I found out how to do it now. but it makes it more complicated.

read this article hopefully my comments make it easier to get

http://n00bsys0p.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/how-to-download-flash-10-2-video-streams-in-linux/#comment-92

Cr0wza
February 11th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Google for an app called "ClipGrab"

It works great in Firefox!

polardude1983
February 11th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Clipgrab is nice but it can't get videos from www.narutoget.com

Myone
February 11th, 2011, 11:36 PM
The solution posted in the link by polardude ( http://n00bsys0p.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/how-to-download-flash-10-2-video-streams-in-linux/#comment-92 )

works well in Firefox 3.6.13, 32 bit.

fmdex2011
February 12th, 2011, 02:17 AM
on Ubuntu 10.10 i386
take a peak in:

/home/yourlogin/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/Cache

turn on view hidden files

fmdex2011
February 12th, 2011, 03:40 AM
PS Make sure you increase your cache size in Firefox to fit whatever you are watching, otherwise the file will vaporize after the download is complete. The default size is 50MB, I changed mine to 300MB to be safe. In Firefox click Edit, Preferences, Advanced, and the Network tab, use the Offline Storage spinner

Also, the files will stay in the Cache if you move to another web page, so make sure you have enough space
By the way. divx and avi files still go to /tmp/ Hope this helps

xtremethegreat1
February 12th, 2011, 09:07 AM
They really did change it then. And I thought it was some problem with my browser.

mikewhatever
February 12th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Why do people think the change has anything to do with Firefox? Apparently, it's not, as Firefox hasn't been updated for the past two months or so. :P
The downloaded files are easily locatable, and there are a couple of threads explaining how to find them. Just use the search function.

TheBuzzSaw
February 14th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Yeah, I bookmarked the new location. It's just harder to see the videos now since they are usually surrounded in clutter. I'll live. I just miss going to /tmp/.

And wow, only 300 MB? I think I cranked my cache to 2 GB. XD

maghoxfr
February 17th, 2011, 10:53 PM
The solution posted in the link by polardude ( http://n00bsys0p.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/how-to-download-flash-10-2-video-streams-in-linux/#comment-92 )

works well in Firefox 3.6.13, 32 bit.

It also worked on chromium.

WSmart
February 18th, 2011, 12:50 AM
Is it Fedora 14 now? Wonder if it's botched there too?

Problem with increasing your cache -that can cause your browser to bog down, fyi.

Thanks all!

Beer is queer. Be real, be sober.

kn0w-b1nary
February 18th, 2011, 12:55 AM
Why not use Karbon? It's also a Firefox addon.

maghoxfr
February 18th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Why not use Karbon? It's also a Firefox addon.

Is there any addon or plugin for chromium that you know?

kn0w-b1nary
February 18th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Is there any addon or plugin for chromium that you know?

I don't, but you can also use www.savevid.com
copy-paste the URL, works with more than youtube.

joomy2
February 18th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Hi guys, I`m using Linux Mint but I guess it`s the same thing as Ubuntu,
I followed these instructions here

http://www.tubemaster.net/down.html

Mint already has Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE). (http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp)
and Java SE Development Kit (JDK). (http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp) preinstalled, I`m not sure about Ubuntu.

Tubemaster captures "locked" swf videos that many sites use these days. Not sure
why these sites want to stop people from saving their videos, it`s not like they
are copyright protected but I guess they have their reasons.
Anyway this programs great, give it a try.
joomy

dabl
February 18th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Is there any addon or plugin for chromium that you know?

http://www.chromeextensions.org/utilities/chrome-youtube-downloader/

maghoxfr
February 18th, 2011, 02:44 PM
http://www.chromeextensions.org/utilities/chrome-youtube-downloader/

thanks, but that's just for youtube. I think I'll stick to the "new" methodology. If someone comes up with a script it would be awesome if it was posted here ;)

eire spade
February 19th, 2011, 11:47 AM
I don't know why, but recently, it doesn't work anymore.

I don't know what files are normally needed to get it fixed immediately, since I'm not that much of genius to know what files are inside my tmp folder before the downloadings stopped. I also don't know how to use the terminal yet... or know how to save one.

Can anyone help me fix this problem? I think I have to delete some unwanted files in /tmp so it would work again. Can someone please help me delete some of them so I can have the normal working /tmp which downloads the videos I finish loading?

How can I make it work again? Am I missing some files from /tmp?

howefield
February 19th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Threads merged.

chetancrasta
February 24th, 2011, 09:54 AM
Hello everyone.
None of the methods described by previous posters are as convenient as just copying the flash file from the tmp directory.

Therefore, what I did was downgrade my Flash to 10.1.102.64

The download link for older versions of flash is http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html

Download the (large) file named "Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and 9.0.289.0".
After downloading, extract the file named flashplayer10_1r102_64_linux.tar.gz

From this file extract libflashplayer.so and overwrite the file at /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer (you will need root privileges, try gksudo nautilus)

Restart Firefox and your flash videos will land up in the /tmp directory as before! This won't work for Google Chrome, it will continue to use the latest version of Flash.

Note: For the above steps to work, a version of Adobe Flash should have been previously installed.

WSmart
February 25th, 2011, 02:46 AM
@chetancrasta That explains it. Thanks.

i say we go Apple and ditch Flash.

JRV
February 25th, 2011, 10:23 PM
If I downgrade flash will the update manager try to upgrade it again?

What about a future flash upgrade?

ron999
February 25th, 2011, 10:47 PM
If I downgrade flash will the update manager try to upgrade it again?
No.
Synaptic package manager thinks that 10.2 is installed, but Firefox knows that 10.1 is installed.

JRV
February 26th, 2011, 12:17 AM
Thank you Ron, that's great.

daveola
March 14th, 2011, 04:08 AM
If someone comes up with a script it would be awesome if it was posted here ;)

Here's a script that will help you copy flash (and other) files that are using the open/delete technique that Chrome/Firefox and the new flash plugin are using:

http://davesource.com/Solutions/20110313.Chrome-linux-hidden-flash-files.html

Hope it's useful!

(The script is at the bottom of the page)

maghoxfr
March 14th, 2011, 04:28 AM
Here's a script that will help you copy flash (and other) files that are using the open/delete technique that Chrome/Firefox and the new flash plugin are using:

http://davesource.com/Solutions/20110313.Chrome-linux-hidden-flash-files.html

Hope it's useful!

(The script is at the bottom of the page)

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are awesome! Thanks for that, it worked great.

TheBuzzSaw
April 2nd, 2011, 02:05 AM
Hmmm... So, now I cannot find the videos even in the cache folder. Where are videos hidden in Firefox 4?

wolfen69
April 2nd, 2011, 02:47 AM
I use a firefox add-on called VideoDownloadHelper. It's awesome and will even convert the videos to another format.

maghoxfr
April 2nd, 2011, 02:54 AM
I use a firefox add-on called VideoDownloadHelper. It's awesome and will even convert the videos to another format.

That's awesome. I'm using chromium and it's a great browser, but Firefox is pretty great too. I'll try that.

TheBuzzSaw
April 2nd, 2011, 05:49 PM
Ho hum. I finally cracked and installed a add-on. (I wasn't opposed to add-ons for this job before. I just liked knowing I could grab the raw buffer myself.)

maghoxfr
April 2nd, 2011, 06:35 PM
Ho hum. I finally cracked and installed a add-on. (I wasn't opposed to add-ons for this job before. I just liked knowing I could grab the raw buffer myself.)

Yeah me too, I really dislike this new flash.

lpwaqas
April 3rd, 2011, 04:03 PM
Hmm

Why not copy the already buffered flash content from Home > You > .mozilla > firefox > your.default > Cache that would save the bandwidth too :) cause once it was browsed got pre-buffered so it basically works likes copying from /tmp like in old days :D

I wouldn't go for downgrading the whole flash player for this.

TheBuzzSaw
April 4th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Hmm

Why not copy the already buffered flash content from Home > You > .mozilla > firefox > your.default > Cache that would save the bandwidth too :) cause once it was browsed got pre-buffered so it basically works likes copying from /tmp like in old days :D

I wouldn't go for downgrading the whole flash player for this.

I was doing this until Firefox 4 came out. Now, I can't see anything in my cache. I see an endless tree of numbered folders.

chetancrasta
April 10th, 2011, 10:02 AM
Here is script that makes downloading flash videos even easier than copying it from /tmp: http://davesource.com/Solutions/20110313.Chrome-linux-hidden-flash-files.html
This technique is better than downgrading Flash because older versions of Flash have security vulnerabilities.

maghoxfr
April 10th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Here is script that makes downloading flash videos even easier than copying it from /tmp: http://davesource.com/Solutions/20110313.Chrome-linux-hidden-flash-files.html
This technique is better than downgrading Flash because older versions of Flash have security vulnerabilities.

That's what I'm using and it works great. You can't choose which videos to get, it rips every video you have in the folder. But it has already been posted in this thread.