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Sawday
05-22-2013, 03:41 AM
When using Firefox I use the excellent, and free, Download Helper extension to save .flv files to my iMac. Despite much fruitless Googling I am unable to find a similar, easy to use (and preferably free or cheap) tool to achieve the same on Safari or Chrome.

Perhaps someone here can suggest suitable tools.

Flavacraze
05-22-2013, 12:22 PM
For Chrome:

This link is for downloading videos from sites other than YouTube:

http://mandel-design.xf.cz/Chrome-Youtube-Downloader/

This link is for downloading videos from YouTube:

FVD Converter ? fast and convenient software to convert video into AVI, FVL, WMV, MP4, iPhone, iPod and hundreds of other formats. Avi Converter. Mp3 Converter. FLV Converter (http://fvdconverter.com/)

Unfortunately, I know not how to help you with Safari.

Flavacraze
05-22-2013, 12:23 PM
Oops... I accidentally switched the links.

Anyway, you should be able to figure it out.

chas_m
05-22-2013, 12:53 PM
For YouTube on Safari, there's an extension called FastestTube that embeds a download right onto the YouTube video in question's page. Sometimes I also like to use MacTubes, which is an app that takes your YouTube video page code and downloads the video.

dtravis7
05-22-2013, 01:09 PM
The one thing that I love about Download Helper in Firefox is it does not just work with You Tube videos but also Videos from News sites and others.

For You Tube and Safari I agree with Chas and use FastestTube.

Sawday
05-23-2013, 02:51 PM
Thank you. It's only rarely that it's YouTube videos I want to download, so any other recommendations out there?

dtravis7
05-23-2013, 03:07 PM
For non You Tube videos like say on News sites I think I figured it out! Hang in there and I will post what I did. I have a video on my desktop from my newspaper!!

dtravis7
05-23-2013, 03:10 PM
Ok start the video playing. Do you have your Develop Menu showing in Safari? Go to Develop and click on "Show Page Resources". Give it a few and scroll down to OTHER and expand that. The video should show there. All I did was double clicked on the FLV and it opened it in a new window. When it was finished downloading you see all the FLV code. Just to go File then Save. It's worked 2x for me now.

I HOPE that helps you and hope you are running Safari 6.0 or higher. Am using Safari 6.0.4 here.

Dysfunction
05-23-2013, 04:05 PM
Ok start the video playing. Do you have your Develop Menu showing in Safari? Go to Develop and click on "Show Page Resources". Give it a few and scroll down to OTHER and expand that. The video should show there. All I did was double clicked on the FLV and it opened it in a new window. When it was finished downloading you see all the FLV code. Just to go File then Save. It's worked 2x for me now.

I HOPE that helps you and hope you are running Safari 6.0 or higher. Am using Safari 6.0.4 here.

The problem is, not all videos are flv... this is when it becomes a pain.

dtravis7
05-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Mike, So far everything I have tried was FLV but you do have a possible point. Way back in early versions of OSX and Safari it worked with every file extension. I will do some testing later and try to find some sites that use another format and report back!

Sawday
05-24-2013, 04:00 AM
Ok start the video playing. Do you have your Develop Menu showing in Safari? Go to Develop and click on "Show Page Resources". Give it a few and scroll down to OTHER and expand that. The video should show there. All I did was double clicked on the FLV and it opened it in a new window. When it was finished downloading you see all the FLV code. Just to go File then Save. It's worked 2x for me now.

I HOPE that helps you and hope you are running Safari 6.0 or higher. Am using Safari 6.0.4 here.

I don't see OTHER - just Frames, Images, Scripts, Stylesheets and Extension Scripts. Am I looking in the right place?

Dysfunction
05-24-2013, 05:01 AM
I don't see OTHER - just Frames, Images, Scripts, Stylesheets and Extension Scripts. Am I looking in the right place?

You need to have the page resources open, THEN reload the page. It will (in my experience) either show.. or not.

I'm unhappy with this implementation.

Sawday
05-25-2013, 02:18 AM
You need to have the page resources open, THEN reload the page. It will (in my experience) either show.. or not.

I'm unhappy with this implementation.

Eureka!!

Reloading page AFTER showing page resources worked. Many thanks for the tip. (But what a faff!!)

dtravis7
05-25-2013, 02:37 AM
It's a pain with the newer versions of Safari. I miss the days when it was just one click basically! Oh well!

Way back in maybe 10.5 or before I used to make PC users jaws drop using Safari to grab videos. It was so simple!