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    I have been on a website which has many files of children's stories with pictures. These can be downloaded and listened to. Is there any way I can save them to disk so I can listen to them later without downloading from the internet each time?

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    Possibly. It depends on the format of the stories. Can you tell us what type of files/downloads the web site provides, or the name of the web site?

    cheers, Paul

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    The format is Flash Player and the files are .swf. Unfortunately it's not very easy to decouple the file from the web site and still have it work.
    You can try Selecting File > Save As and saving it as a web archive.

    cheers, Paul

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    Many .swf files are players that stream down the actual content in real time. You will know if you save the file and it's 50K or smaller.

    The web is littered with programs that claim to be able to save (and/or to play) streaming Flash media (.flv) files. Since this category is a popular vehicle for adware / spyware / malware, research carefully before downloading.

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    Have you looked into DownloadHelper, a FF addon? It will save and/or convert flv files.

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