Sunday, June 04, 2006

Download streaming video

Currently, there are many video sharing websites with lots of video content.
For example, nearly 500 cartoons are available to view online from this link,

It would be better to download and view these videos rather watching online,since downloaded stuff can be shared with friends, but most video sites such as Google Videos, YouTube etc dont allow you to download the videos.

Here's a method to download such videos.
Downloaded file will be in FLV format (Flash Video, extension .flv)

Here's the procedure,

Step 1 : Copy the URL of the page which contains the video
Step 2: Goto
Step 3: Give the URL in the search box of and hit "Download"
Step 4: gives back an URL, Right click on it and select "Save Target As"
Step 5: Save the file as "filename.flv", dont forget the double quites and the .flv extension
Step 6: Open the downloaded file with FLV Player, if you dont have FLV Player, download it from here,

For a more easy illustration, refer the screenshots given below, from left to right,


  1. I tried doing this with one of the video in youtube, the download link also came but when right clicked there was no "save target as" and i dont know how put that link in the download manager.. pls help if anyone had already tried this..

  2. Make sure you place the mouse over the link before right clicking, else just click the link, it will ask you to specify where to save the file.

  3. hii.. Now it worked out for me.. that was great.. the quality of the video is better than that in youtube except that this is comparitively smaller.. plss keep posting like this.. thanks.. keep it up..