Download Flash Videos from the Web with curl

Feb 14, 2007 - 4 Comments

Chris Martin submitted another great tip, if you’ve ever wondered how to extract flash videos (or any others) from a website, here’s a good way to do it using Safari and the command line tool ‘curl':

“So say you come across a video online that is so great you would really like to save a copy locally to watch over and over again (assuming you are allowed to). For sites such as youTube and the other majors this might not be a problem… there are numerous tools available to grab content. However, some sites don’t work with the commonly available tools, or maybe you would just rather use tools that are already included in OSX, well here’s how.”

Check out the easy to follow how-to on his site:

Howto: Extract Flash Videos from the Web with curl

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  1. Snowman says:

    This actually works for any embedded media, audio and video, not just Flash videos.

    Great tip

  2. someone says:

    WOW! This works REAL well! THANKS A BUNCH!

  3. steveking12 says:

    I love this idea, it’s convenient

  4. Fran Mcelravy says:

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