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Old 01. Feb 2012, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm looking for a program that can download videos from the TV network sites, like NBC or whatever. I know there are video rippers that can get videos from Youtube and other sites, but they don't work with the TV network videos, like some of the soap shows.

Anyone know of any of these kinds of programs?

Thanks for any suggestions.

On edit: these sites allow you to watch the video, but not save it or download it. I would rather download it and watch it later.

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Old 04. Feb 2012, 07:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Use a download manager Best Free Download Manager

Tutorial for Orbit Downloader to download TV links video.
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Old 07. Feb 2012, 04:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi George and thanks for the suggestion..

It looks like you're specifically recommending Orbit and you're not suggesting I go through the Best Free download manager page and try them one by one?

Reading through the Best free downloader page for Orbit, it says "Moreover, Orbit Downloader features Grab Pro to facilitate video download from sites using anti-leeching technology like YouTube, Pandora, etc"

I'm only interested in getting specific video from a certain TV network site, but I suppose if they're using anti-leeching technology, maybe it'll work there too.

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I know the situation you're in. It can be tough. I usually first try downloadhelper (it's an add-on for firefox), and if that doesn't work, I will try StreamTransport. It is a standalone program. You will have to go to the site in StreamTransport's browser, and then whatever video is found will be listed on the bottom bar. From there you can download the videos. Note that on some websites you will have to make sure to download them soon after the download links below appear - otherwise the access to the videos will be blocked by the website. There has been very little until now that has been able to "escape" streamtransport - I can even record live radio and TV streams with it.
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Old 28. Feb 2012, 10:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I already tried Stream, and it seems to work ok, but it's such a lot of work, and I don't think it's worth it....

The network makes sure you get to see their *(&*%^ commercials, because the commercials are part of the whole stream.

You can split it up in parts if you want to skip the commercials, but then you need to download something like 5 parts for a half hour show.

And if you want to get a daily show, it's way too much bother, compared to my DVD recorder, which I set it once and forget it.

I'll have to play with it a bit more though, maybe I'm missing something...
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Hi George and thanks for the suggestion..

It looks like you're specifically recommending Orbit and you're not suggesting I go through the Best Free download manager page and try them one by one?

Reading through the Best free downloader page for Orbit, it says "Moreover, Orbit Downloader features Grab Pro to facilitate video download from sites using anti-leeching technology like YouTube, Pandora, etc"

I'm only interested in getting specific video from a certain TV network site, but I suppose if they're using anti-leeching technology, maybe it'll work there too.

Thanks.
Yes, Orbit will do it's job well. Additionally you can also check other recommendations in the article to see which one suits you best.. DownloadHelper is a firefox extension that could let you download videos

If you do not want to install any additional softwares on your system, you could capture videos by inserting their url into the following sites

Savevid: http://www.savevid.com/
Keepvid: http://keepvid.com/
Clipnabbler: http://clipnabber.com/clipnabber_classic.php

Clipnabber is also a free software to download online videos: www.clipnabber.com
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Old 10. Mar 2012, 06:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks again George.

I guess I'm out of luck, none of these worked.

Savid had the message: Unknown provider

Clipnabber had the message:
Error: That video website cannot be downloaded by ClipNabber, or any other online tool

Probably the networks must be doing something to prevent this kind of downloading using these tools.
btw, I never did try Orbit, I saw some negative comments in the Best Free Download Manager section, which kind of dismayed me. Maybe I'll re-read that section.

Thanks.
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Thanks again George.

btw, I never did try Orbit, I saw some negative comments in the Best Free Download Manager section, which kind of dismayed me. Maybe I'll re-read that section.

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That's what you should do first. Do try Orbit Downloader. Yes, it does contain OpenCandy but it is not a spyware, just an adware. The best thing that you can do is that, if you're using Firefox, install Flashgot. It'll then transfer all downloads to your preferred download manager, by clicking on the icon when a video is playing. Additionally, you can also try VideoDownloadHelper, which is another Firefox add-on
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Old 24. Mar 2012, 04:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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*VSO Downloader -

I've tried loads - Orbit, FDM, GoGet, FlashGet etc. Free Download Manager is still my favourite and seems to catch more vids than the others. Plus, I just like it!
(I use Firefox, v11 at the mo and FDM still working fine despite FF saying "This plug-in does not work with...")

But, have you looked at VSO Downloader (by VSO Software, lol)?

It's non-portable but freeware, and it's completely browser-independent. Meaning it runs as a seperate program, and catches any vid that streams in whatever browser you use.

It's not perfect (though new versions are still being released. 2.7 last time I looked) - for instance it doesn't often catch the names of videos, and it also re-catches a vid every time you pause/play or refresh the page (meaning that you can end up with several copies of the same vid unless you keep on top of it.)

But if you don't mind those small annoyances, and want a video downloader that, as far I can tell, will really catch every single vid you play in your browser (even a lot of thumbnail-sized adverts lol), then it's fantastic. I use it whenever FDM fails.
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Please delete my previous links and references regarding Orbit, since it's started to bundle malware.
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