how to download .swf files from site

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ElementalDragon, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Ok, there is a website that i visit cause it has some extremely funny little cartoons. (for those of u who may be wondering, it's www.illwillpress.com). i was kinda wondering exactly how i would download what appears to be a flash video off of a website so i can watch it without being connected to the internet.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    This method is kinda tedious, but it works nonetheless :p
    What you need to do after visiting the site is to navigate to your Temporary Internet Files folder in Windows Explorer and run a search for *.swf files in it. Make sure you're searching hidden files and folders as well. Open the .swf files in IE. They should be the Flash files you need. ;)

    If you're using Mozilla/Firebird, let me know. There's a much easier way of getting what you want.
     
  3. albybum

    albybum Penguin Rancher

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    You can use Download Accelerator to pull the file.

    if the file was on NTFS.org main page for example

    www.ntfs.org

    and the file was flash.swf

    you would put www.ntfs.org/flash.swf in the URL dialog box in DAP.

    you adjust filenames, sites, and directories accordingly.

    This is how I pull them off websites
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I would use wget, but thats a unix thing
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Wget is also ported to Win32, works quite nicely too ;)

    If you use Mozilla or firebird you can just right click the page, then click page info and then move over to the media tab, you can then find the swf file and click "save as"

    If you're using IE, then right click, view source, find the URL to the swf file, open just the swf file, and then click file and save the "page" :)
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    actually, at the moment i'm using FlashGet. i've only gotten one video from there though, and that one is titled "A Postal Event"
     
  7. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    Arty Flash Ripper

    Look for it on google
     
  8. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

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    create a minimal html page with a link to it
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    <a href="blah">link</a>
    open the page in IE - right click the link "Save Target As"

    MdSalih
     
  9. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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  10. Flash Catcher

    Not freeware, but Ive used it for ages and never had it ask to buy or anything, which is kinda odd but Im not complaining.
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    go to temporary files, settings, view files

    then go to view on the toolbar

    then go to view icons, then go to arrange icons

    then pick last accesed, or type

    this will simplify the search for the file
     
  12. marnmacca

    marnmacca Guest

  13. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    that's a very nice first post marnmacca...I'm gonna try that program

    also, the easiest thing to do would be to save the page for offline use
     
  14. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Dealer, i tried that already, but it only saved the nifty look of where the flash video plays, and still needed to download the flash video. might give the others a try too.
     
  15. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    go to the top of ie and select "file/save as" name it what you want and save it where you want ...
     
  16. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    .. now all we need is a way to open up the protected ones to steal credit!

    no no just kidding. i'd like to offer my thanks also for the list of programs for this.
     
  17. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Hmmm - Here:
    • http://www.srctec.com/flashdecompiler/index.htm
    :) :) It works pretty good ..
     
  18. marnmacca

    marnmacca Guest

    Swiff player

    By the way, you can download a lovely little standalone app. (Swiff player) from here
    cheers...