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« on: September 20, 2006, 01:03:12 PM »

I have run across quite a few really good, yet really hard to find videos that are posted on YouTube and other video sites.  After a quick Google search I found that those of us that use Firefox can get an add-on from Firefox that allows you to download all those videos to your computer.  They all download as .flv files so your normal players such as Windows Media Player and Quicktime can't show them, but Firefox provides you with a link to a free player or for a few bucks a converter program.  I don't know the legalities of this, but if a browser that is as big as Firefox is offering it to it's users I can't see the harm.  Hell, even if you don't want to use Firefox as your default browser you can still use it just for this purpose only.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2006, 04:33:48 PM »

I never noticed and I have Firefox.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2006, 06:11:28 PM »

I have run across quite a few really good, yet really hard to find videos that are posted on YouTube and other video sites.  After a quick Google search I found that those of us that use Firefox can get an add-on from Firefox that allows you to download all those videos to your computer.  They all download as .flv files so your normal players such as Windows Media Player and Quicktime can't show them, but Firefox provides you with a link to a free player or for a few bucks a converter program.  I don't know the legalities of this, but if a browser that is as big as Firefox is offering it to it's users I can't see the harm.  Hell, even if you don't want to use Firefox as your default browser you can still use it just for this purpose only.

I just grab them out of the "Temporary Internet Files" folder and use VLC to play it. VLC will play pretty much ANY file format. Here is a link:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ "VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming file formats"

And for those who want to play Quicktime videos without having to install Quicktime. Here is another link:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm

And finally for those who want to play REAL Media files without having to install RealPlayer here is another link:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006, 06:50:56 AM »

I just grab them out of the "Temporary Internet Files" folder and use VLC to play it. VLC will play pretty much ANY file format.

I hadn't even thought about looking in the temporary internet file folder, good idea.   :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006, 08:40:16 AM »

I have run across quite a few really good, yet really hard to find videos that are posted on YouTube and other video sites.  After a quick Google search I found that those of us that use Firefox can get an add-on from Firefox that allows you to download all those videos to your computer.  They all download as .flv files so your normal players such as Windows Media Player and Quicktime can't show them, but Firefox provides you with a link to a free player or for a few bucks a converter program.  I don't know the legalities of this, but if a browser that is as big as Firefox is offering it to it's users I can't see the harm.  Hell, even if you don't want to use Firefox as your default browser you can still use it just for this purpose only.

I just grab them out of the "Temporary Internet Files" folder and use VLC to play it. VLC will play pretty much ANY file format. Here is a link:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ "VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming file formats"

And for those who want to play Quicktime videos without having to install Quicktime. Here is another link:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm

And finally for those who want to play REAL Media files without having to install RealPlayer here is another link:

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Real_Alternative.htm


Ya that is what I do and I love VLC ;)  :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2006, 11:53:34 PM »

I just grab them out of the "Temporary Internet Files" folder and use VLC to play it. VLC will play pretty much ANY file format.

I hadn't even thought about looking in the temporary internet file folder, good idea.   :2thumbsup;

Yeah it even works for pages that have "right click save as" disabled.  ;) Everything ends up in that directory. I have a shortcut to it on my desktop. So when I need to save something.  :thumbup;
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 11:49:09 AM »

I have a shortcut to it on my desktop. So when I need to save something.  :thumbup;

I did the same thing after reading your last response.
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