View Full Version : Page wont' let me download flash video. Why?

09-13-2012, 04:14 AM
First my apologies if Im posting this in the wrong forum...

I was trying to download some flash video from vice.com, they do a lot of documentaries. Usually I have no problem using youtube downloader or real player to grab various flash videos.

However I've had no success getting the videos from this site.

I did some searching and the only solution I could find was this

On the "page info" popup, choose the "Media" tab. This tab shows the locations and information on any media on the page -- images, music, and video files. There should be a list of items; each of these represents one media file used on the page. You know what you're looking for-- a .swf file. Looking at the second column "Type", you can rule out any files of type "image", "background", or "audio". Look for files with the "embed" type. Flash .swf files are tagged as "embed" by your browser because they are "embed" objects in the source code of the page. Once you rule out all objects that are not tagged "embed", you can look specifically for your file by looking at the file types. You are looking for objects that are labeled "application/x-shockwave-flash". There should be only a few on these on the list.

This allowed me to download a file but that file won't play.

At this point I don't really care about the video, I just want to know how to get around this.

Any help would be much appreciated.