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How can I download a Flash video file from a website when using Linux (Fedora).
Can you suggest any tools on Linux to do so?

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FlashGet On Firefox should help you !

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If the site is YouTube, the Python script youtube-dl which is the package youtube-dl in Fedora.

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I like Downloadhelper, although I wouldn't use it for conversion, just grabbing the FLV.

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  • I use DownloadHelper for dloading flv file and FormatFactory for conversion process.
    – NT.
    Jan 23 '11 at 13:50
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open streaming site and watch it until finish (don't close the browser or the tabs)..

then, just go to dir /tmp n find file with randomized name n have icon like video...

if u find it, just copy and paste it to another dir (hint "yes" if question appear)...

thanks for linux, it read file type by file header, not by extension. so, a file with no extension can be recognized....

it work on my Fedora 14 with Firefox 3.6.13

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If the sites you're thinking of are for instance YouTube or Dailymotion, jDownloader should be fine.

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  • Just keep in mind that, "JDownloader requires Java Runtime Enviroment (jre/jdk) 1.5 or higher. If possible, you should use the latest Java version"
    – omeid
    Dec 15 '10 at 9:48
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    Hm yeah, right. I only use it on Windows so it's simple there, on Linux it seems a bit more complicated apparently: fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232657 notepad.patheticcockroach.com/887/… But the good thing with jDownloader is that you can choose the resolution of the video on download (on Youtube at least).
    – doctor who
    Dec 15 '10 at 9:54
  • JDownloader is easy to install and works fine on Linux as well.
    – pts
    Feb 28 '14 at 17:53
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Another nice Firefox extension for this is Video DownloadHelper.

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