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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?

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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!!!

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Re:What works for me=
by AZJON / May 7, 2004 10:01 PM PDT
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HI, im having the same problem..running windows xp home..and using netscape 7.1 as my brouser..this is my private puter..at home..i cannot save as..anything..photos...cards...movie clips..music..every 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!!!

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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.

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by Vic / May 8, 2004 12:54 AM PDT
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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.

Bob

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