how to download videos

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Thu Jun 17 06:38:11 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 21:22 +0530, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> that's correct, but if it possible to get /download that video from
> the terminal? like by typing the URL containing the video or fetch
> video id. or something like that and than downloading, though GUI
> downloader plugin does that.

If you can find the address of the media file that's actually played,
rather than just the media player, you can download that with the wget
command.  *Finding* out that information is the harder part.

With the Flashblock Firefox plugin, you can copy the address of
currently blocked Flash content, and paste that address into something
else, such as the command line.  But what I've said previously still
stands:  Sometimes you'll find the address for a directly playable Flash
file, othertimes you'll end up with the address for the Flash player,
and that player would normally have played the media in the webpage.
But it won't do anything for you when you download it as a file.

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