How to download video

November 13, 2010 at 00:44:56
Specs: Windows XP
http://news.yahoo.com/video/health-...

Is there a way that I can download the video from the above URL so that I could save onto my computer and share with friends who do not have access to internet?

Thanks a lot.


See More: How to download video

Report •


#1
November 13, 2010 at 04:55:10

Report •

#2
November 13, 2010 at 07:38:52
Thanks for your information, Grasshopper.

I downloaded the following two software as listed but both did not enable me to download the above video.

--Javimoya’s Video Downloader - (name of software : freecorder)
--Orbit Downloader

Wonder if anyone could advice further.
Thanks a lot.


Report •

#3
November 13, 2010 at 14:40:05
Google for Ashampoo Snap 3

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
November 13, 2010 at 15:38:00
I don't know "Ashampoo Snap 3" but assuming it downloads the file it may (or may not) have the facility to actually play it. If it is an "flv" file, which is likely, then you will usually need some sort of flv player. There are plenty of little FLV Player freebies around but VLC Player (free) will allow you play about any video file type you throw at it. Bear in mind that the recipients might also need a player, unless they have video file converter programs.

There is a way to snap any video that is playing but the freebie program I have in mind is a tad fiddly. If you really get stuck we can go further. It does have the advantage that you can select parts but it if it should stop due to buffering you collect that as well.

How to know you are getting old 2:
Your feet seem further away from your hands


Report •

#5
November 13, 2010 at 16:44:22
Thanks to Ewen and Derek.
I just tried Ashampoo Snap but it did not allow to browser to function properly.
I think flashget software may enable me to download the video but I need to have the URL of the video.
Inputing this URL "http://news.yahoo.com/video/health-15749655/microwave-plastic-danger-22951967" renders nothing.

Wonder if anyone know how to retrieve the URL of the flash video?

Many thanks in advance.


Report •

#6
November 13, 2010 at 17:51:46
That is the URL of the "webpage" that you gave in your original post.

I think it's gonna be tricky but there is always my fallback "Krut Computer Recorder" if push comes to shove.

How to know you are getting old 2:
Your feet seem further away from your hands


Report •

#7
November 14, 2010 at 06:32:40
Thanks Derek.
It also didn't work!
Too bad, thought of saving the video onto my laptop so that I could share with friends but could not get a way to do so.

Report •

#8
November 14, 2010 at 08:12:25
Krut didn't work? It works on everything for me on XP, the only downside being it is a bit fiddly. Can you say exactly what happened (no file download, file wouldn't play, or whatever) because it just ought to work?

You have to select the Menu button then "Settings/Save Files", press the Set button then put box around the screen holding Ctrl key while you are doing it. You then start and stop the recording with the red button and the file ends up in Krut's program folder (one for Audio only, the other one for Movie & Sound).

It works better if you set for Stereo and 16 bit sound on the settings screen, which sadly it never remembers. The multiple screens tend to get in the way but you just move them off what you are capturing. Takes a little practice.

It produces a mov file which might or might not play depending on what viewers you have onboard. That can all be sorted if necessary once you have got the large file Krut produces.

How to know you are getting old 2:
Your feet seem further away from your hands


Report •

#9
November 18, 2010 at 06:01:40
Thank you so much, Derek.
I manage to get it work finally.
Greatly appreciate your kind assistance.

Report •

#10
November 18, 2010 at 06:32:26
Hi Derek,
I just found one problem with Krut Computer Recorder.
It doesn't allow recording/capturing video/image from VLC player.
If the video is opened using Windows Media Player, it works.

I have a video which could only be viewed using VLC player and I need to edit it for uploading to YOUTUBE.
Wonder if you know if there is any setting need to be done to VLC player?
Many thanks in advance.


Report •

#11
November 18, 2010 at 11:06:08
Yes, that is an issue which can apply when capturing from some offline players.

You have to turn off video acceleration before capturing from those, like this:
Right click desktop > Properties > Settings tab > Advanced button > Troubleshoot tab. Move the slider right down to None. After you've checked out your capture put acceleration back to full again.

There's no need to do this with anything you see online.

The downside to Krut is that it is fiddly and will capture buffering pauses - so you sometimes have to choose a time when the net is quiet. The upside is that there is absolutely no video that you cannot capture and this is the only program I know that will do it for free. It took me ages to find it.

If you ever want to capture YouTube it is quicker and simpler to download "Youtube Downloader" (freebie). Often things on websites are also on YouTube.

EDIT:
Some systems force you to reboot when changing acceleration. I think there is a setting somewhere to stop that so if you run into it shout back and I'll check it out.

How to know you are getting old 3:
You start converting your age to hexadecimal


Report •

#12
November 18, 2010 at 19:13:10
I followed your instruction by turning off video accelerationand and it works!!!
Greatly appreciate your time and effort.
Thanks a million.

Report •

#13
November 19, 2010 at 08:06:15
Glad to hear it and thanks for popping back to let us know.

Just for info:
Same applies when capturing paused stills off a video using a screen capture program or the Prt Scr key. You turn off acceleration and it works. Without it you often catch mid-frame, which results in either a black screen or only some part of the capture.

How to know you are getting old 3:
You start converting your age to hexadecimal


Report •


Ask Question