Uploading videos from news sites

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PostSat Sep 13, 2008 3:46 am » by Cosmonaut

ovniac wrote:Thanks. YouTube is the easiest. It's all the other sites that I hope to figure out one day. For example, how would you go about grabbing a BBC video like this one: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7610919.stm

As far as I've experienced its not possible. Yet.

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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 6:01 am » by Lowmank

tetrahedron wrote:Does anyone know what is wrong with firefox? I downloaded a couple different video downloader add ons and all it says is "This add on will be installed when firefox is restarted." Ive restarted firefox, my computer, and downloaded the newest Firefox version. and it wont stop saying i need to restart firefox for the add ons to work. ???

that happens to me sometimes. try uninstalling all the addons restart the computer and dl again, restart the comp again and see if that works

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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 6:10 am » by Lowmank

http://www.freemacblog.com/mac-options- ... ur-screen/

there might be something in there for you. the way most of the screen capture programs work, you have to get it all ready to go the move a box over the video you want to record, hit play on the video then record on the capture software. Those will record anything on the screen. I'm assuming you have a mac cuz you use safari, make sure you know what kind of processor you have before you download. that's how to get around the videos like the one that's on the bbc.

I grabbed the one you posted and put it up on youtube with a screen capture recorder:

[youtube]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/M-pWZZgPm4g&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/M-pWZZgPm4g&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]

Edit, so yeah it records anything on your screen or going through your sound card at the moment you record like my mouse or Judas Priest.

[youtube]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/YjfWlfLlFSc&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/YjfWlfLlFSc&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]

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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 7:08 am » by Zenav

You can also go to CNET.com and get a video capturer. Try Orbit.

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PostMon Sep 15, 2008 6:40 pm » by Ovniac

Thanks to all for very useful information.

While some were suggesting Windows-only video capture software (WM Recorder. Orbit), it got me to research Mac-compatible ones like iShowU and Snapz Pro X (thanx lowmank for the link).

The ongoing quest for downloading videos continues, though. Flash videos (YouTube, Google) are a cinch. Other formats (.mov, .avi, .wmv) are easily converted with software like ReelBean and many others. Real Player formats (.rm) are harder for the Mac (although I have a hack - http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php? ... 6153448633 - using ffmpegX, which I will try out soon).

All in all, this has been very enlightning and educational. Cheers, everyone

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