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Old 05. Apr 2016, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default downloading and saving videos with chrome

I have downloaded google chrome,(think it is version 49, )and want to download and save embedded / streaming web page videos with Chrome.
I have checked out a number of youtube videos on how to do it with google Chrome, but it would seem most youtube videos must be an older version of chrome, or something, because in the step by step instructions, the pages that come up look different ( sometimes quite different)than in my version, and they have different steps and options than what is available in my version.
Because they are quite different I am unable to follow the videos.
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Old 11. Apr 2016, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Which videos are you watching? It could help to know which instructions you're using.
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Old 11. Apr 2016, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I went through a number of the YouTube videos, on YouTube, by simply typing in "downloading videos in google chrome" the dates on the videos were older, sometimes by several years
but in their step by step procedures their google chrome was different than mine.
I am not sure which videos that I looked at now, as that was a while back.
I would not only like to download YouTube videos, but embedded videos on different web pages.
I have been told there are different down loader extensions off of google chrome, but am leary about getting malware, or trojan problems with different download programs, as I have been told many carry trojan, or malware.
any ideas would be great..
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Old 11. Apr 2016, 11:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Read the reviews on this site.

There are several options that will download a video from a URL or find all the videos if you give them the web page URL:
  • Download managers e.g. Free Download Manager
  • Add-ons for web browsers e.g. FDM, Download Ninja
  • Media players e.g. VLC
  • Websites e.g. ssyoutube.com
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Old 12. Apr 2016, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Some web pages that have videos on them, the URL is not visible, so there is no way to "catch" the URL that I am aware of, so thought I could use Chrome, but haven't figured out how to use the new version of chrome to download.
Can you recommend a good chrome add- on video down loader would "catch" videos without a visible URL?
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Many programs work by finding all the media that is able to be downloaded from the web page. Sometimes you don't even need the URL of the actual video to download it. But even if you only want one video it is common to have many different resolutions (1080p, 720p, 480p, etc) or video formats (MP4, 3GP mobile, FLV Flash) available.

For example, with Free Download Manager I can select "Create flash video download" (it doesn't just do flash), it displays a dialog window where I paste the URL for a YouTube video such as the example below. FDM then displays all the download formats as shown in the image below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3dqfUDPAXI
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File Type: jpg FDM video download.jpg (20.3 KB, 5 views)
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Are you sure the video you're trying to download is actually on YouTube? Could you maybe post the link of the page where your video is? Especially if it might not be on YouTube it would be especially helpful, because especially then methods can vary wildly.
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Old 12. Apr 2016, 03:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you want to download videos from streaming websites and also want an integrated download manager, I'd suggest you to try EagleGet. It's probably the best freeware alternative to IDM, sometimes even better especially when downloading videos.

EagleGet includes a 3 way-download technique to capture streaming links:-

1. Using the Browser extension that adds itself into the browser on installation, which highlights itself as red, when it finds a streaming video on a webpage (similar to most browser extension/download bar captures like IDM). This is the most easiest technique.

2. Using Video sniffer, that uses URL sniffing technique to show captured links from streaming webpage videos. (similar to XDM but doesn't work on Youtube videos)

3. Using Media grabber, that uses URL parsing technique independent from the browser (similar to FDM and Freemake, best for Youtube captures)

As you can see, the download manager itself integrates the most popular technique that most other alternatives uses, so it definitely stands a neck above the rest.

Make sure you download and set the path to FFMPeg in the Automation tab of EagleGet configuration to download 480p and 1080p Youtube videos with sound.

Stability has been my only nitpick about EagleGet, but thanks to the Refresh download address feature in EagleGet (right clicking on download task), most downloads completes even if they are broken.

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What is the difference between Eagle get, and Free Download Manager?
Do they have any malware or Trojan programs?
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What is the difference between Eagle get, and Free Download Manager?
Do they have any malware or Trojan programs?
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You can check this for yourself by downloading the files from the vendors own site (not a third party download site) and then uploading them to VirusTotal.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/
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