Give me that sweet (embedded) video
January 20, 2015 7:03 PM   Subscribe

I would like to capture some embedded videos that are in webpages for a course I am taking. The videos are embedded Vimeo format objects. How can I turn them into files that I can store locally?

If any software is required, this is my wishlist:
-NO malware/spyware included
-Free or inexpensive
-MUST capture audio as well as video
-Would be nice to preserve HD resolution of video.
posted by incolorinred to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I haven't yet found anything that Jaksta can't download, including from sites that do obfuscating stuff to make the solution that hades outlines hard.
posted by bac at 7:42 PM on January 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

youtube-dl is a small, free command-line script which will download videos from Youtube, Vimeo, and many other sites. It's regularly updated with fixes every few weeks or months.
posted by XMLicious at 9:47 PM on January 20, 2015 [2 favorites]

Video DownloadHelper is a Firefox extension that can capture video and other media files from Youtube, Vimeo and a heap of other sites. Free, clean, easy, actively maintained, works well.
posted by flabdablet at 5:30 AM on January 21, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks all. Using the tools within Chrome as hades outlined was a great solution for me.
posted by incolorinred at 12:18 PM on January 21, 2015

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