How do i Download .FLV files

Asked by Gbenga Sogbetun on 2010-05-30

Hello, i have been trying to get software i can use to download video fies from youtube and the like. Can anyone give me any help on how to go about this. i need something similar to what Internet Download manager does in windows.

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druisan (druisan) said : #1

Add Video DownloadHelper to firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/es-ES/firefox/addon/3006/

Then click on icon, select file and download.

@Gbenga: whenever you watch a Youtube video, Ubuntu will automatically put an offline copy of the video in your /tmp directory.

You can play the video in your /tmp directory using vlc (movie player)

Here is how the file looks like on my PC:

$ ls -lart
total 6408
drwxr-xr-x 22 root root 4096 2010-05-10 07:14 ..
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 11 2010-05-30 10:27 .X0-lock
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 2010-05-30 10:27 .X11-unix
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2010-05-30 10:27 .winbindd
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2010-05-30 10:27 kde-root
drwx------ 2 ulysses ulysses 4096 2010-05-30 10:27 ssh-YryzWZ1239
drwx------ 2 ulysses ulysses 4096 2010-05-30 10:27 gpg-z45tP2
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 2010-05-30 10:27 .ICE-unix
drwx------ 2 ulysses ulysses 4096 2010-05-30 10:29 pulse-9vyJcXyHZzsR
drwx------ 2 ulysses ulysses 4096 2010-05-30 10:49 orbit-ulysses
drwx------ 3 ulysses ulysses 4096 2010-05-30 19:03 .wine-1000
drwx------ 2 ulysses ulysses 4096 2010-05-30 21:23 ksocket-ulysses
drwx------ 2 ulysses ulysses 4096 2010-05-30 21:33 kde-ulysses
drwxrwxrwt 13 root root 4096 2010-05-30 21:34 .
-rw------- 1 ulysses ulysses 6502886 2010-05-30 21:34 FlashOPrIES
$

The file on my PC is called FlashOPrIES. Something should be generated on-the-fly on your PC while viewing Youtube video's.

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