3 simple ways to download online streaming video !!

Posted by Unknown on Jan 1, 2009

In Brief : One of my favourite past-time is Downloading flv videos from Youtube, Metacafe and a host of terrific up and coming video streaming sites.
These are what I think the 3 best ways to download online streaming videos as and when you find them on the web.

1. This one works the best for me. I use Internet Download Manager, a download manager as the name suggests. It's USP is it can grab any file (almost) from the web.
  • Install IDM (It will integrate with Internet Explorer and Mozilla, not with Chrome) 
  • Open the IDM
  • Click on Options
  • Add the extension of file you want in file-type (flv in our case) 
  • Click OK
     Next time you play a video on youtube it will automatically prompt you to download !!

2.  You can use the VideoDownloader Extension in Mozilla. Download speed (all other   parameters being the same) is slower than the first method. Also you need to keep the browser open and can't resume the download from last postion, unlike in the first case.

3.  A no. of sites where you can paste the link to download. My pick is Keepvid.

4. Techcrunch also offers the youtube downloader as widget. You can have it for your blog !!

For a list of such websites, read more....

In Detail : Best sites to download online flv videos.

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Zentastic said...

Thank you for this post. I get asked this question sometimes, so I'll point them to this post next time. :)

rakesh said...

That would be nice, Zen. Keep in touch !!

Me-Me King said...

So, that's how you do it. I appreciate this info. Happy New Year!

tikno said...

Thank you for sharing this information.

rakesh said...

@Me-Me King - thnx for coming. it's been a long time... happy new year !!

rakesh said...

@tikno - thanks...happy new year !!

GAGAY said...

happy new year rakesh!

long time no see ah!

happy monday! parking for a while here..hope to see u at mine! good day!

alwayswinner786 said...

This is a very useful info . Thanks for sharing.

rakesh said...

@Gagay - have been busy these days.. pretty soon things will be back to normal...loved your post on drinking !!
keep in touch !!

rakesh said...

@alwayswinner786 - thanks. Great post on indigestion !!

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