Instructions on how to download, convert, and save flash movies from any site
(youtube, myspace, google, music videos, whatever ;)-
to virtualy any kind of file type you want.
dude, i'm watching CNN.com clips on my big screen through my xbox360!
How to download flash movies.
Make sure you have the latest version of FireFox (version 184.108.40.206 at time I typed this out).
after firefox restarts, click Tools/Add ons/extensions.
Find and download the 'DownloadHelper' extension
***now you will be able to download flash vids in .flv format***
*****keep in mind that they will actualy download as non-identified files.
once the file is saved to your pc, right click it and rename it with a .flv on the end*****
(another way to get a .flv file is to simply copy the url and paste it at www.keepvid.com , select the site you got the url from (if it's in the
short list), and click download. It will then give you the option to download a .flv or mpeg4.
I haven't had any luck with the mpeg4.
CRAZY STUFF!!! How to convert the .flv to something usable:
I just found the best freeware site!!! (ok, ok, this is the
first time I googled freeware, and this is the one on top of the list.
***The one you want is right at the top of your current screen: Quick Media Converter 3.4+ just click the download button at the right.
um... install it, dummy ;)- (it comes in french and english, so be vigilant when doing the install.
**side note** I caught it durring the install, but then again, the first time I opened the program, it was all in french.
Have no fear; there's a /language tab on top, and it's been all english since then.to use this awsome program
(which turns anything into everything) for converting .flv's into, let's say .wmv's, make sure the existing flash file IS actualy a .flv, and not just a "file".
Then select where you want the new file to go, and what to call it, then click the #5 start conversion "black & white movie scene clicky thingy" (that's a technical term).
**another side note** it doesn't look like a clickable icon but it is.
And only click it ONCE.
pretty little green bars do the "knight rider" and...
Boom, you're done.
you can thank me by e mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org ;)-
your pal; ScoobyLew
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