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Old 07-25-2015, 07:24 AM   #1
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how to download/ save flash video (you tube etc.)

Have tried various programs to download and save such as you tube and other similar "tube" type videos (Adobe flash player etc) but to no avail. None of them work. Just get messages like, file/URL not found. I used to use Download Helper with Ubuntu 12 and it worked well and reliable, but it doesn't work either with Ubuntu 14. Any suggestions? Much appreciated.
Old 07-25-2015, 07:50 AM   #2
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Firefox has a few add ons that you can use for this. I use 1 Click Video Downloader and have had great success with it. It has worked great on all my Linux installs (on my windows one this morning....)
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If you don't mind using a shell prompt, use youtube-dl from the repositories. It even lets you download full channels, all of a specific user's videos, and so on. Worked with Vimeo and others last I checked.
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I use get_flash_videos which has a cli interface. I then have several kinds of wrappers that make it convenient to use with browsers, filemanagers, and other apps.
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I also use both Video Downloadhelper and youtube-dl to download videos from youtube and other sites and the majority of the time it works. However, some video are protected and sometimes plugins don't work and/or youtube-dl will complain with an error. Your only option, if you want the video badly, is to do a screencast recording of it.

Vokoscreen is a intuitive and simple screencapturing GUI program. It uses ffmpeg behind the scenes. You can record the whole desktop or just a portion of it, for example, the video window.

If you don't have vokoscreen in your repos, then search for screen capture in your package manager.

PS: I saw this in another forum on downloading flash videos from the terminal using the /proc system to get the location of the video.,132347.0.html

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising.

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Some more options could be JDownloader (requires Java), or some Firefox extensions like Flashgot, Ant Video Downloader, HTML5 Video Everywhere!


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