Looking for a program to capture you-tube style video

Marcelo Magno T. Sales mmtsales at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 19:56:52 UTC 2009

Em Quinta-feira 10 Setembro 2009, Mark C. Miller escreveu:
> In my PC days, I used to use a program called save2mypc.  You would
> specify the link to the video and it was from you tube (for example),
> it would save the file to your local hard drive.  There were options
> to the file type(mpeg, etc).  It was a very handy program for me as a
> classroom teacher.
> Now that I've left my pc days behind me, I discover I used that
> program more than I thought.  I'd really like to find something in
> the Ubuntu world that achieves the same end.  My searches led me
> nowhere.
> Can anyone make a suggestion?

I use the flashgot extension for Firefox:

When I visit a web page which has embedded video, it shows an icon in 
the status bar of firefox that, when clicked, shows all embedded videos 
in the page and allows me to choose which one I want to download.
This extension's primary goal is to transfer any download to a download 
manager of the user's choice, instead of using Firefox internal 
downloader. However, it works well for downloading embedded video too.
There are also other Firefox extensions designed to download embedded 
videos in web pages. See:


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