How to Save Embedded Video to a Desktop

By Anthony King

Embedded videos are all over the Internet. There are a number of websites that host embedded video, among them Youtube and Google Video. Saving embedded video will let you avoid buffering a video again and will allow you to watch it without having to log onto the Internet. If there are videos that you enjoy watching more than once, avoid the time and hassle and just save the video directly to your computer's desktop.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer

How to Save Embedded Video to a Desktop

Step 1

Go to the website that has the embedded video you want to save.

Step 2

Click on the "Tools" pull down window from the top of the Internet Explorer page.

Step 3

Select "Internet Options" from the list provided.

Step 4

Select "Delete Files" and "Delete Cookies" from the window that opens and press OK.

Step 5

Watch the video you want to save from start to finish. You will only be able to save the portion of the video that you watch.

Step 6

Go back to the "Internet Options" window by repeating Steps 2 and 3 after the video is finished.

Step 7

Click "Settings" and then "View Files" from the windows that open.

Step 8

Select the tab that says "Size" to put the files in order from largest to smallest.

Step 9

Click on the file name for the largest file in the list. This will be the video that you just watched. It will be in FLV format.

Step 10

Right Click this file and select copy from the list of options.

Step 11

Close all of the windows that are opened and go to your desktop. Right click your mouse and select paste from the Options list.

Step 12

Select the file that was pasted to your desktop and play it back whenever you would like. You do not have to be connected to the Internet.

Tips & Warnings

  • All saved video will be saved in FLV format. There are a number of free programs to play this format or to convert an FLV file to any format you would like.
  • Make sure you are allowed to save a website's embedded video, and that it is not copyrighted material before saving it.