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I am trying to download a video from this website.

I am using Firefox and I have tried using many types of downloaders, but they only get the player and other Shockwave components instead of the video.

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Example of such video:… – kenorb Mar 5 '13 at 14:04
WARNING: StreamTransport installs A LOT of adware. I tried the suggested downloads above and got an adware attack because of StreamTransport. – Trinity Feb 19 '14 at 3:41
I haven't gotten any adware from StreamTransport and it worked, but I was probably an exception. I haven't used it sense though. – Coupon22 Mar 22 '14 at 22:11
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Some ideas:

If you still can't figure it out, use swfdec or swftools (SWFExtract) to dump/debug the data from flash file directly. You can also debug the flash URL online with Show My Code and look for any direct links.

See more information at:

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Thanks, that's a really comprehensive list :) The only other option which comes spontaneously to mind is to use Wireshark ( to capture the TCP stream directly. However that's only feasible for not too big videos and has to fail if the stream is encrypted (e.g. rtmpe://). – mpy Mar 5 '13 at 15:50
Thank for the list. I use Windows 7/XP. – Coupon22 Mar 5 '13 at 22:53

Some great suggestions in the other post. I can confirm that RTMP Explorer works great.

  1. Download the RTMP Explorer ZIP file
  2. Extract the ZIP file and then run rtmpExplorer.exe
  3. When the application window opens, put the URL of the webpage in the box and hit "Go" enter image description here
  4. Right click the video player and select the resolution you want to download enter image description here
  5. Hit play
  6. Wait for the download to complete and reach 100% enter image description here
  7. The video file has now been saved in the same folder as the EXE enter image description here
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That... didn't work for flash videos. Explorer just asks me to download flash and doesn't offer any right-click functionality. – some1 Oct 21 '14 at 6:46

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