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    How to save flash videos?

    I used to save flash videos by going to /tmp so that i can watch them later, without having to stream (and i'm not talking about youtube or anywhere else where it's against the ToU to save videos).

    As many of you already know, videos are no longer saved in /tmp with flashplayer 10.2 (or they're delted immediately). I'm using Google Chrome and I've tried looking in the Cache and I've tried all kinds of things and i can't figure out how to save videos.

    I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me. I wouldnt mind downgrading my version of flash (actually i'd love to do that if i knew how) but chrome seems to have flash built-in or something (?) so i have no idea how to do that.

    I found a script that allows me to open whatever flash video i have open in browser with vlc, but vlc won't allow me to save as or anything. The site said that i can change the parts of the script to say mplayer to open with mplayer but i tried that and the script just stopped working. This is the script:
    Code:
     #!/bin/bash
    
    FLASH_TMP=`ls /tmp | grep Flash*`
    
    if [[ $FLASH_TMP ]]; then 
         vlc /tmp/Flash*
    else
         if [[ `ps x | awk '/libgcflashplayer.so\ /{print $1}'` ]]; then
              flashvids() { lsof -p `ps x | awk '/libgcflashplayer.so\ /{print $1}'` -n 2>/dev/null | perl -lne '@F = split(/ +/, $_, 9); print "/proc/$F[1]/fd/${\($F[3] =~ /(^\d+)/)[0]}" if $F[4] eq "REG" && $F[8] =~ /\(deleted\)$/'; }
         else
              flashvids() { lsof -p `ps x | awk '/libflashplayer.so\ /{print $1}'` -n 2>/dev/null | perl -lne '@F = split(/ +/, $_, 9); print "/proc/$F[1]/fd/${\($F[3] =~ /(^\d+)/)[0]}" if $F[4] eq "REG" && $F[8] =~ /\(deleted\)$/'; }
         fi
    
         vlc $(flashvids)
    fi
    I figure i can save as if i open with movie player, so that would also be a great fix.

    If anyone can tell me any way to save flash videos, it would be GREATLY (and i can't put enough emphasis on "greatly") appreciated!
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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    Get Download Helper for Firefox. It saves in .flv, which is played by the default movie player.
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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    Try Clipgrab.

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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    Ah, thank you very much!
    Any suggestions for chrome?
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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    /home/username/.cache/google-chrome/Default/Cache

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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    Netvideohunter is the best tool in my experiance search in google with key word

    Netvideohunter

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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    use savevid.com keepvid.com sites to download flash videos off youtube or such sites.
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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    /home/username/.cache/google-chrome/Default/Cache
    I've tried this but there is WAY too much clutter for me to have any chance of finding what I'm looking for.

    Netvideohunter is the best tool in my experiance search in google with key word

    Netvideohunter
    Thanks but i already installed download helper for firefox and it works fine. I have no problem using firefox everytime i need to download something, but it would be more convenient if i can also do so with chrome.
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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    Quote Originally Posted by higashi View Post
    I've tried this but there is WAY too much clutter for me to have any chance of finding what I'm looking for.


    Thanks but i already installed download helper for firefox and it works fine. I have no problem using firefox everytime i need to download something, but it would be more convenient if i can also do so with chrome.
    You really should give ClipGrab a chance.

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/d...untu-clipgrab/

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    Re: How to save flash videos?

    Will do, thanks.
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