How to Capture a Flash Video

By Daniel Ketchum

We all love to watch our favorite videos on YouTube and other similar sites. And the Flash video format they use has become the most commonly used on the web for steaming videos. But it is a bit of a hassle to have to go back to YouTube and company and re-download the video every time you want to view it. But there is a way around this problem. You can actually save these Flash files directly to your computer if you know how.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet Video Converter (Standard) 2.10

Step 1

Go to CNET, and download and install the free Internet Video Converter (Standard) 2.10 (see resources).

Step 2

Open you Internet browser. Go to the site that has the video you want, let's say YouTube. Go to the video you want to download and copy the address of that video from the address bar.

Step 3

Open Internet Video Converter. Click on the "Download and Play" tab. Click the menu next to "Download FLV Video From". From the list, select the site you will download from, in this case YouTube.

Step 4

"Paste" the address in the "Internet Video Link". Select your browser, and then click "Download".

Step 5

Right-click the "FLV" file link in the window that opens, and select "Save Target As". Name the file and save it. And that's it.