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Downloading Imbeded Flvs


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#1 Chris_com28

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:14 AM

I've recently been having trouble downloading FLVs with Real Player. They have some kind of add-on that allows me to download imbeded FLVs. It's been working fine before, but now when I try to download them the browser closes. It happens in IE and Mozila, but it doesn't happen all the time.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:22 PM

I used Real Player to do this a couple of weeks ago. There are two possibilities. One is that you may need to update Real Player. The more likely possibilty is the website is using DRM to block any kind of downloading of embedded video clips. Real Player won't work in that situation. There may be a work around depending on the website. I need to know where you're trying to download. Is it a viral video site or something more proprietary?

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:39 AM

Well I think it's only been on Google videos. Though I recently had another problem. I was given a free video to download after filling out a survey. I went to the link and right clicked to save the video and the browser closed. This seems to rule out Real Player and the possibility of it being a website function.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:08 AM

That seems like Digital Rights Media (DRM) to me. Owners of digital media don't want you to copy proprietary videos and Real Player won't download it. This happened to me recently when I wanted to download a video clip from BET. So I'm interested in this video clip that you tried to download after the survey. Post the url and I'll look at it. Besides, you're assuming it's Flash and it may not be. There may be another way to do it. Google, Youtube and other viral video sites are easy to download but the Real Player in Firefox option is awfully convenient. But there are other ways to do it.

Edited by frankp316, 26 March 2008 - 11:12 AM.





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