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how to download videos on a website (non-youtube)

post #1 of 13
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I'm trying to figure out how to download videos from a website that has public council meetings recorded to put them on youtube, but I'm new to video editing and such and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on freeware available online.

the video in question is found on this site:
http://cnet.pegcentral.com/player.ph...81b82f68b38f0d

thanks in advance
post #2 of 13
Try a Google search for a program called "Download Helper". It's free but after you D/L a certain number of vids they ask for a donation. It's optional but I use it a lot so I donated a few $$.
post #3 of 13
There are plug-ins for FireFox and Chrome that will D/L most streaming video and there's also a program called Stream Transport that does it. Haven't tried the vid you linked to but one of these will probably work.
post #4 of 13
You're right, Download Helper is a Firefox add-on.
post #5 of 13
Just joined today and I am sooooo excited
post #6 of 13
were you ever able to get the peg central.com video downloaded? I'm in the exact same boat. need another pegcentral.com video. I can see that the source files are MP4 but they're being rendered and played through their own leightroom flash player, sort of delivering a kind of youtube effect. except that I can see in the html source what the name of the original mp4 file is. i can't figure out how to grab it. i'd be perfectly happy grabbing the swf output from the streamer/player too. but downloadhelper pluggin doesn't recognize pegcentral.com and even using other tools I can't figure out how to capture the stream.

anyone help?

thanks!
post #7 of 13
Unlike videos on most other sites, videos on pegcentral are copy-protected. Obviously, they do not want you to repost them anywhere else. If you are determined to get it anyway, then you might have to use a generic program that captures activity on your computer screen.
post #8 of 13
I used Firefox, and there are plenty of video download add-on, you can choose the rated add-ons to try.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Brucew0617 View Post

I used Firefox, and there are plenty of video download add-on, you can choose the rated add-ons to try.
Yes, you are right,but some download software is not safe,we should take care of the virus!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by shenxiongpeng View Post

Yes, you are right,but some download software is not safe,we should take care of the virus!

That's true, so a antivirus program is necessary
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Brucew0617 View Post

I used Firefox, and there are plenty of video download add-on, you can choose the rated add-ons to try.

I use Download Helper from Firefox too. It doesn't capture everything but it does work for most.
post #12 of 13
I use Internet Download Manger. Real easy.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Shaily Gupta View Post

If yoy are using Firefox then DownloadHelper is the best way to download the videos from internet. if you are using Google Chrome then FVD is the best extension that can help you in downloading the videos. Rest you can also shoot the video on iPad through [URL=http://*******/Loopster]Loopster [/URL] and also edit as per your requirement and also share the same with your friends in facebook, twitter and also can mail the same to ur friends.

DL helper is excellent but since there is no version for Chrome I recently started using "Real Player" which is very nice as well. Whenever a video plays a little box pops up "Download this video?" and if you click on it the vid goes to "My Videos" .
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