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aurora
07-24-2010, 10:39 PM
A month or 3 ago someone mentioned a free app that allows you to capture online vid's. Anybody happen to know what it was or a good one to use? No frets nothing illegal being planned.

akademus
07-25-2010, 12:53 AM
Try Debut. Its free, fast and simple to use. You only need to assign area to capture and set your audio input to wave mix. You can capture into variety of formats. Much better than camtasia, thats for sure.

Cageman
07-25-2010, 03:31 AM
If you are using FireFox, there is a free add-on called DownloadHelper that can download many types of embeded video. It can't download everything, but things like Youtube works just fine!

OnlineRender
07-25-2010, 03:44 AM
firefox / ie Ask.com record toolbar is awesome + free , rips everything !

erikals
07-25-2010, 03:54 AM
firefox / ie Ask.com record toolbar is awesome + free , rips everything !

now, we'll see about that... testing ;]

littlewaves
07-25-2010, 08:30 AM
in Safari (on the mac at least and maybe on PC version) you can check the activity window (under "Window" menu) and see a list of everything that is being downloaded sorted by domain
In most instances when you're streaming video you can simply alt+doubleclick on the url for the video file which is currently downloading. It will then save as either a .flv or .mp4 file. There are probably similar "activity" monitors in other browsers.

Also you can try real player downloader which works on flash content but not realplayer content. (clever what they did there)

These methods only work with normal html streaming though and not if the video is on a media server.

OnlineRender
07-25-2010, 12:31 PM
now, we'll see about that... testing ;]

Just watch , Being Erikals ,I bet you will have atleast 1 Tb + :rock: but just watch , it likes to cache anything that moves ,abit like myself :D although can be helpful , i.e,anywebsite you hit flash content , it will automaticaly download , there is an option to switch it off , just incase you wonder where all you HD space goes :P

JeffrySG
07-25-2010, 04:22 PM
If you are using FireFox, there is a free add-on called DownloadHelper that can download many types of embeded video. It can't download everything, but things like Youtube works just fine!

This is what I use and it's worked pretty well for me.

Philbert
07-26-2010, 11:25 PM
I have used BB Flashback to record video and audio from my computer (example (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksWV1LgzzdE)). I assume it would also record a video like YouTube for example.

http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/bbflashback.aspx

vncnt
08-16-2010, 10:13 AM
Try Debut. Its free, fast and simple to use. You only need to assign area to capture and set your audio input to wave mix. You can capture into variety of formats. Much better than camtasia, thats for sure.

I couldn't get Debut working properly on my new 64bit Windows7 platform (i7 880, 8GB, GTX260) so I was looking for something else.

And then I installed the (free) Microsoft Media Encoder - as I always do on new systems.
Started a new session and WHAM there it was: CAPTURE SCREEN.
Never tried it until yesterday.

It works beautifully full screen or partly. Even with a 1920x1024 screen. Even in rgb24 colorspace if you want to.
And it can even capture your screen AND audio at the same time your webcam recorder is recording video in 720p AND audio.

Bring both clips to the timeline of your NLE, synchronize by audio, apply PIP and export.

*Pete*
08-16-2010, 02:14 PM
http://www.dirpy.com/

as easy as it gets...

hunter
08-16-2010, 04:24 PM
Also give this a try. free camtasia like.

http://camstudio.org/

Philbert
08-16-2010, 04:31 PM
Last Night I bought Jing Pro for $15 and tried it today. I'm glad it saves as MP4 now and has an upload to YouTube option. I used it to record this just now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F57fGGTii-E

The down side is that that $15 is an annual fee that you have to pay once a year. (an automatic charge) However you are getting free hosting included with that.

calilifestyle
08-16-2010, 05:42 PM
i was going to say wink http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
but i don't think it will capture audio from the on screen video.

Philbert
08-16-2010, 05:58 PM
Oh yeah right, Jing will not capture audio from the computer, just the mic.

Lamont
08-17-2010, 12:24 AM
I use Download Helper for FF.

Philbert
08-17-2010, 01:19 AM
Wouldn't that only download an FLV file? Those are kind of a pain to work with.

Lamont
08-17-2010, 02:01 AM
Wouldn't that only download an FLV file? Those are kind of a pain to work with.Does whatever the server is using. Usually the FLV part is the player. So it does: FLV, SWF, Mpeg, MP4, QT, WMV, Jpeg (linked Jpegs).

meshpig
08-17-2010, 02:48 AM
This is neat since it runs under online games and DVD/games too. Makes separate editable vid and audio tracks. The edit/export tools are pretty much standalone. I use it mostly for TV media which doesn't hang around long online.

http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm

JeffrySG
08-17-2010, 06:35 AM
I use Download Helper for FF.

yep, me too. It's great!

JAW
08-18-2010, 07:08 AM
I use Fraps and Moyea FLV downloader, both free. both easy to use.

CaptainMarlowe
08-18-2010, 09:32 AM
This is neat since it runs under online games and DVD/games too. Makes separate editable vid and audio tracks. The edit/export tools are pretty much standalone. I use it mostly for TV media which doesn't hang around long online.

http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm

I use IshowU HD, which seems to be pretty much the same type of soft, and I confess I would never have thought of using it to capture online vids.
But of course, it's definitely a solution.