Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Saving video clips from websites

by Jeff_I / May 6, 2004 12:07 AM PDT

I am using windows xp home edition. and I have tried to save video clips from various websites but am unable to do so by clicking on "save target as" while the mouse curser is positioned over the clip or link name. Is there a temporary file that is created when I view the clip that I can maybe rename and save??? I've looked but can not find any....can anyone help?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Saving video clips from websites
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Saving video clips from websites
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
What works for me=
by tcantrelln / May 6, 2004 1:33 AM PDT

When a clip is found-before watching it-I clear out temp internet files, then watch clip-at its completion-leave it up ( maybe even repeating) open tools again-internet options-settings-view files and look for the media type ( I set folder view to details-that way I can sometimes tell by file size) right click > Copy > and paste to somewhere ( Video folder in "My Documents), if it's not there-or the file size isn't significantly large (depending on format-maybe 3mb per minute) you can't have it!!!

Collapse -
Re:What works for me=
by AZJON / May 7, 2004 10:01 PM PDT
In reply to: What works for me=

HI, im having the same problem..running windows xp home..and using netscape 7.1 as my brouser..this is my private home..i cannot save once in a while it will let me, but most of the time it wont????if you find an answer to your question please let me know....THANK YOU!!!

Collapse -
Re:Saving video clips from websites
by Yew / May 6, 2004 1:42 AM PDT

Chances are, given what you've said, the people in charge of the site don't want you saving those video clips. Otherwise, there'd be a nice easy and straightforward way of doing it.

Respect their wishes, because there could be legal repercussions if you don't.

Collapse -
(NT) Message has been deleted.
by Vic / May 8, 2004 12:54 AM PDT
Collapse -
Need to drop the tagline.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2004 5:30 AM PDT

Good post, but that tagline was superfluous and bumps into the forum policy.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?