How to Download Adobe Flash Player Videos

By Brendan O'Brien

Adobe Flash is one of the popular video formats on the Web. Popular Web sites such as YouTube and Facebook use this format. If you come across on flash video that you want to download, you can use one of several free Web-based downloaders that are available. Remember, there is no need to download and install software to download flash video. At the end of the process you will need the Adobe Flash Player that you can download and install from the link in Resources.

Video Downloader

Step 1

Open a browser and go to the Web page that contains the flash video that you want to download.

Step 2

Highlight the URL in the address bar and right click it. Scroll down and click "Copy."

Step 3

Go to the Video Downloader website.

Step 4

Right-click on the empty field on the page. Scroll down and click "Paste." Hit the "Download" button on the right side.

Step 5

Hit the "Trust" button in the certificate dialog box that appears.

Step 6

Right-click on the "Download Link" button. Scroll up and click "Save Link As." In the dialog box that appears, select a location for the file on your hard drive and change the name in the "Name" field. Change the file extension to .flv. Hit the "Save" button. The file will download to your computer.

Keep Vid

Step 1

Open a browser and go to the Web page that contains the flash video that you want to download.

Step 2

Highlight the URL in the address bar and right click it. Scroll down and click "Copy."

Step 3

Go to the Keep Vid website.

Step 4

Right-click on the empty field on the page. Scroll down and click "Paste." Hit the "Download" button on the right side.

Step 5

Hit the "Trust" button in the certificate dialog box that appears. Wait about a for the file to download to the site.

Step 6

Choose the format you want the flash video in on your hard drive by clicking the corresponding link. In the dialog box that appears, select a location for the file on your hard drive and change the name in the "Name" field. Hit the "Save" button. The file will download to your computer.

Clip Nabber

Step 1

Open a browser and go to the Web page that contains the flash video that you want to download.

Step 2

Highlight the URL in the address bar and right click it. Scroll down and click "Copy."

Step 3

Go to the Clip Nabber website.

Step 4

Right-click on the empty field on the page. Scroll down and click "Paste." Hit the "Nab" button on the right side.

Step 5

Hit the "Trust" button in the certificate dialog box that appears.

Step 6

Hit the "Download FLV" button. In the dialog box that appears, select a location for the file on your hard drive and change the name in the "Name" field. Hit the "Save" button. The file will download to your computer.