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    As explained in a previous post I like to download stuff from the net to burn to disc so as to loan it to friends who do not have a computer and have managed to achieve this in certain cases. Just today I came across a web site which had loads of Google videos to watch free on line but would like to know if it is possible to capture one or two of them [ONLY for the aforesaid reason.] This is one of the videos I would like to use. Visit My Website
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    Dave,

    I use Internet Download Manager which has a built-in feature to download ALL flash videos and much more. When I go to a website that has one of the videos a small download toolbar is displayed that asks if I want to download this video. It's a no-brainer and works great. Of course, the download manager itself is slicker than snot on a door knob!

    Although it wasn't part of your question, I thought I'd also throw in a plug for GOM Player, a 100% FREE media player that will play just about ANY type of file including these FLV files.
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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='781826' date='26-Jun-2009 02:17']Dave,

    I use Internet Download Manager which has a built-in feature to download ALL flash videos and much more. When I go to a website that has one of the videos a small download toolbar is displayed that asks if I want to download this video. It's a no-brainer and works great. Of course, the download manager itself is slicker than snot on a door knob!

    Although it wasn't part of your question, I thought I'd also throw in a plug for GOM Player, a 100% FREE media player that will play just about ANY type of file including these FLV files.[/quote]



    Thanks gentlemen, I shall follow up the advice and see how user friendly it is. Incidentally, I already have the VLC media player which is said also to play just about anything so is it worth adding another prog to the HD? Thanks again gents. Dave
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    The VLC player will play .flv files too, so there's no need to install another media player.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='781882' date='26-Jun-2009 08:14']The VLC player will play .flv files too, so there's no need to install another media player.[/quote]
    True, no need for 2 3rd-party media players. But I didn't know what the OP had so I suggested GOM. I tried VLC Player some time back on my Vista system and had all kinds of problems with it. I do realize many don't have problems with VLC Player. The GOM Player plays nice on all my systems and looks nice too, so that's why I threw that in as another alternative.
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    [quote name='Pilgrim' post='781945' date='26-Jun-2009 16:17']True, no need for 2 3rd-party media players. But I didn't know what the OP had so I suggested GOM. I tried VLC Player some time back on my Vista system and had all kinds of problems with it. I do realize many don't have problems with VLC Player. The GOM Player plays nice on all my systems and looks nice too, so that's why I threw that in as another alternative. [/quote]


    Thanks Pilgrim, speaking as I find I must say I have never had a scrap of bother with the VLC player but will ceratinly keep GOM in mind for the future. Regards Dave.
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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='781880' date='26-Jun-2009 12:55']Thanks gentlemen, I shall follow up the advice and see how user friendly it is. Incidentally, I already have the VLC media player which is said also to play just about anything so is it worth adding another prog to the HD? Thanks again gents. Dave [/quote]

    Further to the replies..... I looked at Internet Download Manager and found it comes at a price which makes it less attractive for me I'm afraid.... a poor pensioner.... I also tried to download VideoDownloader but Firefox will not allow it. Does it need tweeking somehow to allow this prg to download / install? Regards Dave. [attachment=84459:Firefox_prevents.png]
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    Have you tried to DL it with Internet Explorer ???
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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='781978' date='26-Jun-2009 22:18']Thanks Pilgrim, speaking as I find I must say I have never had a scrap of bother with the VLC player but will ceratinly keep GOM in mind for the future. Regards Dave.[/quote]
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    That always happens if you try to download an add-in from other sites than mozilla.org. It isn't difficult to bypass that, but VideoDownloader is for Firefox 2 only, it's not compatible with Firefox 3. You'll find many video add-ons on mozilla.org: Photos, Music & Videos.

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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='782050' date='27-Jun-2009 16:53']Have you tried to DL it with Internet Explorer ???[/quote]


    SORRY guys I thought my last post had failed so repeated it... No Doc I have not tried to download the prog using IE so will have a go in a giffy as lunch is about to be served. Will let you know how I get on with the IE attempt. Thanks a lot... Dave.
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    [quote name='HansV' post='782054' date='27-Jun-2009 16:59']That always happens if you try to download an add-in from other sites than mozilla.org. It isn't difficult to bypass that, but VideoDownloader is for Firefox 2 only, it's not compatible with Firefox 3. You'll find many video add-ons on mozilla.org: Photos, Music & Videos.[/quote]


    Thanks you Hans, I will pursue that line of advice before the night is over and -as I said- let you know how I get on. Cheers Dave.
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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='782057' date='27-Jun-2009 17:07']Thanks you Hans, I will pursue that line of advice before the night is over and -as I said- let you know how I get on. Cheers Dave. [/quote]


    Yep Hans..... Breakfast....no dinner.....then late afternoon lunch.....no supper..... that's the pattern except for a nibble in between sometimes. .... Now where is my IE tab so as to use it to download the prog in question? Because IE is not showing on the Start menu I did a search for it and discovered it is lurking in C \ Docs & Settings \ Start menu \ Programs, but I am not able to open it. When I click on the icon I get a box asking me what prog I want to open it with and when I click on IE the message "Problem with shortcut" appears. The fog gets denser by the minute.... Regards Dave. [attachment=84464:IE_8_not_open.png ]
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