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10-28-2000, 07:49 AM
How do I save a video that is being streamed via real media, or windows media player? I hear there's a temporary file folder in windows that might have it but I can't find it. I have some .ram files that I would like to save. These just link me to the videos on the internet, but I want to know how to download them.
Any help? Thanks
10-28-2000, 08:03 AM
Right click... Save target as.
10-28-2000, 08:16 AM
yea that's what I usually do...but it's not working for these files. It saves the file as a .ram file which is about 100 bytes in size. It links me to the movie where it is streamed off real player. how else can i download it then?
10-29-2000, 01:03 AM
i'm going to have to agree with the canuckle head on this matter. I've had this sort of problem before. Some companies don't want you to have a permanent record of whatever you're watching, and make it very very difficult to save.
ps - so...what kind of movie are you saving? you might be able to find a copy of it on scour exchange or something...
10-29-2000, 01:15 AM
hey K2, you a snowboarder? I know you're a canadian and all, which is one negative mark, but if you're a snowboarder...I'll let it slide. Heh heh.
I hear the only thing you can do to get real media, and ASF. files is to use streambox VCR. Here's a link to their site:
You got me on exactly how to use it, but read the faq and you should have no problems.
10-30-2000, 06:27 AM
hey AWM, I checked out streambox. It says that it no longer converts RealMedia files. Also, it seems like it only converts audio files, not video files. Thanks for the idea though.
This seems like something alot of people have trouble with when downloading video. Anybody else know how to do this?
I think this is all the help you'll need. Good luck dude-
11-03-2000, 10:41 PM
There is a Asf recorder program that captures high quality videos off some sites. Great for capturing music vids. :)
11-04-2000, 01:04 AM
...or, you could do it the round about way: get a video card with a video out port... send the signal to your vcr... tape the asf file onto vhs tape, and then convert it from tape to a digital file again! hahaha :laugh:
11-04-2000, 04:04 AM
Thanks for all the replies. I found both the ASF Recorder and the Streambox VCR. I can't seem to get the Streambox VCR to work, but the ASF Recorder works wonderful! Captures the stream exactly like the source. THanks guys!
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