i want to download a stock's intraday price chart. its a flash object. dont know whether its protected in such a manner as to not allow it to be saved on to the disks of end users(like certain files at scribd are). here's the link:
things i've already tried include using those website ripping tools, several firefox addons like firebug, scrapbook etc etc and other debugging tools to obtain the url of the flash object. but all of them failed to get the job done
it should not be complicated coz the chart does have any sophisticated interactive capabilities unlike several flash games or java applets etc. all it does is display the time and corresponding price when you mouse over any area of the chart.
theres a software called fiddler but it seems thats cumbersome to even try, maybe it involves searching for all the components and dependencies and putting it all together which perhaps requires one to have fairly good idea of web programming etc etc.(that said, its okay even if i have to do a lot of work. i just want the chart downloaded somehow) i dont mind paying for a software if one is available
so guys, does any body have any ideas to do it?
(one expensive way to do it would be to create a virtual machine inside, say, vmware, access the webpage and then simply suspend the virtual machine. this works coz after the trading hours, the page doesnt attempt to refresh. this is expensive coz doing this requires lots of disk space and also the browser inside the virtual machine can only keep 300 or so number of tabs open without suddenly crashing due to memory constraints. and hence would require a new virtual machine per 300 tabs)