On February 21, 2009 by Anand Subramanian. · 2 comments so far
I know saving videos from online streaming video sites are a headache. Fortunately for YouTube, which has a lot of tools which allow you to do it on the fly. For lesser known and niche sites like Amvizone, saving a video is a much desired feature. I was searching for a way to download my own video from Amvizone and convert it into AVI, but I was hesitant to use any softwares to do this. Though there might be tons of ways to save videos from streaming sites, this is the method I use:
- View the video on your Firefox browser and wait till its completly loaded.
- Open a new tab and type in “about:cache” without the quotes.
- Under the heading “Disk cache device” you will see a cache path like this: “ C:\Users\theanand\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\758beuwk.default\Cache“
- Copy and paste the path in a new tab and you will see a lot of strangely named files.
- Sort the list by size and one of those files is your video in FLV format. Click on them, save it and view with VLC player to confirm.
- Get the free video file converter called FormatFactory and use it to convert your FLV in any video format you want including ipod video format.
Screenshot of the cache page. (Click to enlarge).