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How Do I Copy a Video from the Internet????????

#1 User is offline   duckcougar 

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:40 AM

I'm trying to copy a video from the internet. How do I do this? It's a video that plays from a web site.
http://www.lombardimovie.com/

Thanks in advance for your help!
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#2 User is offline   Grapho 

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 10:52 AM

The file is inside Flash, precisely to make it difficult to copy. I am not sure if their is a method to to this. But Google it and see what you come up with.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 05:39 PM

Duckcouger, I've got two solutions for you.

1) I use FireFox and a FireFox Add-on called Download Helper to retrieve flash video from the internet. You can get the Add-on from this link or you can also get it from Mozilla's website. This Add-On is quite popular and very easy to use. I tried Download Helper on http://www.lombardimovie.com/ and I've had no problem downloading the video to my Mac.

2 If for some reason you don't want to use FireFox, then I suggest you check out the following two websites.

http://keepvid.com/
http://vixy.net/

Both sites work in the same way. Extracting video is a simple matter of entering the URL of the video and the website will extract the video for you. Once the video is extracted, the website will offer you a link from which you download the file to your Mac.

My recommendation is to get the FireFox add-on.
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#4 User is offline   sandbag1 

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:29 PM

Or you can open Activity Monitor in Safari which is in the Window menu, look for http://delivery.simp...m/NMBOmovie.swf, open Downloads, also in the Window menu, copy/paste the URL into the Downloads window. Or you could just copy/paste the URL I have above into Downloads and it should download for you.

You then need a way to play swf movies with something like SWF & FLV Player.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:40 PM

Once i get the video on my computer what do i have to do to play it?
What program should i use?

Thanks
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#6 User is offline   sandbag1 

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:23 AM

If you can't watch it in Quick Time, maybe FLV Viewer will work.

http://www.thisisnot...com/flv_viewer/

I use Quick Time Pro with the Perian Plug in.

http://perian.org/

This post has been edited by sandbag1: 23 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

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#7 User is offline   LisaMcFong 

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:42 AM

SS Goku, I did as you suggested and downloaded the "downloader" from Firefox, but when I went to use it, it didn't show. I am trying to download from hischannel.com It is using microsoft silverlight. Any help for me too? Thank you.

This post has been edited by LisaMcFong: 27 January 2011 - 07:42 AM

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#8 User is offline   DMurray431 

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:45 PM

There is a program called Voila (about $20) you can copy any video (with audio) and make screen shots easily. And you can crop the screen or the whole screen.
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