Is there a way to record streaming Flash video from a website?
February 28, 2012 10:13 PM   Subscribe

I'm giving a talk next month at a professional meeting. While researching/preparing online, I've come across some Flash videos that I'd like to use in my presentation. Anybody know how I might go about recording them? Thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Firefox > DownThemAll.

It's a browser extension. Might require a bit of tweaking depending on the site and file format, but usually it's all set and ready to go, two clicks to download.
posted by jng at 10:22 PM on February 28, 2012

I LIED. It's DownloadHelper. Sorry, got my extensions mixed up.
posted by jng at 10:23 PM on February 28, 2012 [1 favorite]
posted by nickrussell at 10:26 PM on February 28, 2012

Yep, DownloadHelper is the bomb.

Can you embed them as .flv files or do you need to convert them to something else? That'll require other software if so... (although many embed sites will offer mp4 versions as well)
posted by mykescipark at 10:46 PM on February 28, 2012

Download helper can convert them with the aid of additional software that it installs if you need it.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 4:55 AM on February 29, 2012

Whoever created them may be able to deliver them in a presentation-friendly format for your talk.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 5:48 AM on February 29, 2012

You can also use a screen capture tool like CamStudio. (Using something like this may be violating the owner's copyright though.)
posted by SuperSquirrel at 6:35 AM on February 29, 2012

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