YouTube, DailyMotion and FanPop. What to these three have in common? These are the popular sites that you most probably visit to watch your favorite videos or television shows. The streaming videos makes it easy for any browser to view it any time any day as long as you are connected to the internet. But what if you want to save it? Perhaps a lot of users are wondering how to save videos from these sites but videos from such websites cannot just be save by right clicking it because it is in Flash Video format or FLV.
However technology is so vast and great that almost every problem has a solution. For saving videos from websites like YouTube, you can go to the website of KeepVid
and your problem is solved. What great about this website is that you need not to download it since it is not a software. All you have to do is to enter the URL source of the video you want to save.
Then click down and look for the source or the website where you got your videos. After which you need to change the file type of the video from .htm to .flv format and your good to go! You can now start saving the video of your choice. However you need to download the flv player which can be found on the website also.
Another way of saving videos is through adding extensions to your Mozilla Firefox Browser. By going to the Tools Menu look for Extensions and you will see a list of what you have already. There is a certain extension that you need to get for you to be able to save streaming videos. For this you can go to Video Downloader
and install the program which will be automatically included in your extensions. Once you have this you can just click the icon at the bottom part of your browser every time you visit a site like YouTube. Then a window will appear which will enable you to change its filename to FLV before you save it. What’s great about Video Downloader is that it saves streaming video from over 60 websites and supports extensions like AVI, FLV, iPOD and PSP.
For Mac users however, iSquint
is one useful program for them which convert .htm files to M-PEG4 format. This free program for Mac enables them to quickly transfer files from websites like YouTube to their iPODS. Unfortunately for Windows user there is no free program or software yet that will convert your videos. SnagIt and CinemaForge offer a trial period but you have to purchase it afterwards. These two programs can anything that will appear on you screen not just videos. This is great for capturing commercials or if you want to record a part of a movie or video only.
For the mean time you can download the FLV player for free and save all the videos that you want. Happy watching!