WinMedPlayer Internet Video Stream Capture?

Microsoft Als windows xp professional
August 3, 2009 at 08:44:30
Specs: Windows XP Professional SP3, Intel Pentium III/856MB
I need to know if there are any programs or tools that will capture an Internet Video Stream that is set up to directly load from the internet link into a buffered Windows Media Player. I have Windows Media Player version 11 under Windows XP Professional SP3 on a Pentium III system with about 850MB ram, and I have a 56K Voice/Fax/Modem however my internet connection is the slowest dial up because I am in a remote location and the phone company does not offer faster service this far out, and I am unemployed so I can not afford to pay for a High-Speed Satellite Connection. I have a website (www.moreenergy.org) that allows me to view many of their renewable energy broadcasts from my Windows Media Player, but I can not download the entire program. Instead the site buffers into my Media Player at various speeds, however, because my internet connection only transmits at 16.8kbps, it too slow to view those videos that were set up for various internet speeds, just not my speed. Even though the Media Player tries to buffer the video stream, it keeps recycling a partial load then starts over again, therefore it never loads enough to actually view the videos. I want to capture (or download) and save the entire videos on my PC so I can play them back locally without the 16.8kbps buffering delay. Know of any programs or tools that will allow me to save those videos for local playback?

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#1
August 4, 2009 at 01:16:43
RJD00-IS, what if you were to 'save image' (rightclick menu) and view later?
Do you have enough storage space to buffer it live? Saving should circumvent that. Just a SWAG.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
August 4, 2009 at 10:05:55
Sorry, not enough information. You did not specify what menu to right click on. I went to my Windows Media Player 11 after the video link from the website took me there, and looked for an entry called menu, none found. I then tried to right click on every thing on the screen, and nothing was on any menu that allowed a save option other than to save a play list, which did not contain the video data from that link. I located a demo program program that works for me called WM Recorder, however the trial version only allows me to save just under 5 minutes before aborting without paying the almost $50.00 upgrade fee. Since I am unemployed and have no money, that option is out unless I can find a freeware program that does the same. Sorry I don't speak alphabet lingo, so I don't understand all your acronyms. I have always been a plain english person, never used a cell phone and don't text people so the alphabet soup looses me (not your falt). Thanks for trying to help, at least someone answered, even if I was lost with the answer. I give you an "A" for effort.

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#3
August 5, 2009 at 01:23:54
RJD00-IS, Scientific Wild A$$ Guess.
Hope That Helps.
When you first get presented with the choice of watching the video, RIGHTCLICK. Does the 'save as' option come up? If so, try it and see. You may need to create a new folder for it somewhere (desktop first?). Never tried it, so dunno.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#4
August 5, 2009 at 09:30:13
Nope! Already tried the right click from the Website video link entry and did not find any save option. I wish it did, but that either that site or my Internet Explorer did not provide that option in my right click menu. Thanks for trying. I believe my best choice is to find a capture tool that will work. I tried 3 so far in demo modes, since I can't afford them at this time. The first (mentioned above) only captured the first 5-minutes (actually was just over 4) and then quit, wanting the fee for registration to be able to save the whole thing. The second was a freeware called "Ask & Record Toolbar" which pointed out that my Windows Media Player did not save a copy of the video stream for it to capture and save. When trying to save my video the Ask & Record Toolbar which could not find any videos to save recommended using "Replay Media Catcher" so I tried that next. I saved all 00:29:24 minutes of it (it only assigned a .asf suffix) however when I ran it I only get 15 seconds of play then it quits. Thought there was a bad spot in the record, so I moved past where it quit and it still does not play. The WM Recorder I mentioned in an earlier post worked great, except for the 5-minute recording limit of the demo. Surely there has got to be a freeware or shareware video stream capture tool that works with windows .wmv video streams? Well, anyway thanks for the try. In case I was mistaken, I will double check that website right click menu, but I believe I did and it had no solution.

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#5
August 5, 2009 at 09:42:47
Ed in Texas, as I thought, the right click menu from the website does not have a save option for the video. I tried it before and just tried it again. It does have a save target as option, and when I selected that option I only received a 90-byte file with an .wvx extension. I know that is not 29+ minutes of data, but some kind of link to it. I don't know anything about those kind of files or how they work or if it can get my data. If you know more, I would appreciate hearing it.

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