Flash Video Downloader
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Flash Video Downloader is an application which allows you to easily batch download and save streaming flash videos from just about any website with streaming flash videos as long as the videos are set to autoplay (that is, they start playing when the page loads). Examples of sites are youtube.com, video.google.com, and dailymotion.com, but just about any website will work. Instead of sifting through the html code of the webpage to find the flash video, Flash Video Downloader 2 actually checks where the video is coming from and download it, which will ensure that it will still work even if the
What's New
Version 2.1.3:
  • Restored normal behavior to the close button in the main window; it will now hide the window when clicked
  • Corrected website URL listed in the About box to the new website URL
  • No longer prints out the flash video's actual URL to the console (this was accidently left in the program)
  • Updated Help Book
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Mike10 reviewed on 15 Jan 2013
Since leaving the last comment I have found two good FireFox plug-ins that work very well for downloading DailyMotion mp4 files. - UnPlug and DownThemAll. DownThemAll looks like it is by far the better of the two.
[Version 2.1.3]


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Mike10 commented on 07 Dec 2012
I have been using this to download DailyMotion videos for several weeks with no problem. Recently it was unable to find the requested videos with family filter on or off but can download YouTube videos. What happened? Did DailyMotion do something to block downloads or is it a new "feature" of Flash Video Downloader? Hopefully there will be a fix soon.

I would rate it a five except for this glitch.
[Version 2.1.3]

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Bruce-Juice replied on 15 Jan 2013
>Hopefully there will be a fix soon.

I doubt there will be an update as this software was released 2009 and there has been no activity on the dev's website. For me, this has become abandonware.
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Meganano reviewed on 13 Nov 2012
I installed this on a friends Macbook pro thinking it was FVD Downloader that I use with Windows. It dosn't work and won't go away. It doesn't appear in the Applications listing and I can't figure out how to remove addons to Safari (if that's what it is). How do I remove Flash Video Downloader 2?
[Version 2.1.3]


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Meganano reviewed on 13 Nov 2012
How do I remove Flash Video Downloader 2
[Version 2.1.3]


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sianaNZ reviewed on 26 Oct 2012
Simple interface and does exactly what you need it to.
[Version 2.1.3]


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chiggster reviewed on 27 Aug 2012
I agree with the rest. Does NOT work.
[Version 2.1.3]


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CR1776 reviewed on 22 May 2012
Didn't work downloading a flash file from youtube.
[Version 2.1.3]


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Kyani reviewed on 13 Nov 2011
Tried to download the video from this site http://bigcountryhomepage.com/search-fulltext?nxd_id=220321 but didn't work.
[Version 2.1.3]


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distorui reviewed on 07 Nov 2011
intresting, with filsh or http://getvids.de its work too
[Version 2.1.3]


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Mozman reviewed on 05 Nov 2011
I had one purpose only for this software, this: http://www.myspace.com/cypresshill/videos/video/57684132

What can I say, it failed, result: 1 star rating.
[Version 2.1.3]


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OldMacster had trouble on 25 Jul 2012
Hello, tried the downloader and no success with downloading video from one particular site. Can U help please? Thanx...
[Version 2.1.3]

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Meganano replied on 13 Nov 2012
How do I get rid of this thing?
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Gregmlr had trouble on 02 Nov 2009
I am using Mac OS X "Snow Leopard" 10.6.1 and have an issue that causes my mouse pointer to disappear when I'm running FVD 2.1.3. This is a sporadic incident and is resolved by closing FVD. Sometimes the my arrow will reappear own its own, only to disappear again.

I know the latest version of FVD was released months before Snow Leopard, I am mostly curious to see if anyone else is having the same issue.
[Version 2.1.3]

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Scrivens replied on 08 Nov 2009
Yep, same thing with 10.6.1. Very annoying as it takes a while for the cursor to be restored.
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Tesseract Software (developer) replied on 11 Nov 2009
I don't have Snow Leopard yet, and I have been unable to reproduce the problem on Leopard. However, I looked around on the internet, and it seems that there is a bug in the version of Flash which ships with Snow Leopard that can cause your mouse to disappear. They specifically mention this happening with Photoshop and with Safari. Because FVD2 uses WebKit (Safari) and Flash, I am guessing that this is the cause of the problem. The solution that they give is to upgrade to the latest version of Flash. You can get it here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

Please let me know if this works.
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petrsc had trouble on 24 Jan 2008
Whenever launched Flash Video Downloader 2.0 causes immediate shut down of my computer. MackBook Pro, OS 10.5.1.

Any ideas how to deal with this?
[Version 2.0]

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Tesseract Software (developer) replied on 24 Jan 2008
I have a MacBook Pro with OS 10.5.1 and I can't duplicate your issue. When it immediately shuts down, do you mean the computer all of a sudden is off, or do you mean that the OS does the shutdown procedure?

You could try downloading Flash Video Downloader 2 again and installing it again. Perhaps it somehow got corrupted.
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petrsc commented on 24 Jan 2008
Yes it shuts down all of a sudden. No warning just shut down. It does in both modes - battery and power. I will uninstall the current version, download it and install again. See what happens. :-)

Otherwise it's great app!
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scrivens commented on 25 Jan 2008
Go into Preferences and turn off "Shut Down When Finished" .
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Tesseract Software (developer) replied on 25 Jan 2008
Scrivens tip from the previous reply is for if your computer is shutting down after you finish downloading video(s). From what I understand, its shutting down when you start the application?

For now, we can try a workaround (which will also help me to figure out what is happening).
1. Open a program such as TextEdit and create a new document
2. Write some text (anything) in the document but don't save it
3. Open Flash Video Downloader 2. If it tries to shut down the computer the proper way, TextEdit should ask you if you want to save the document before you quit.
4. Click the cancel button and OS X should tell you that the shutdown was interrupted.

Does that happen? Or does it shutdown anyways?

I'm not sure what could be causing Flash Video Downloader 2 to shutdown your computer on startup, it can only do it when finishing a download, and it uses an applescript command which can be interrupted as described above.

You can use the above as a workaround, if it works. If not, please do the following
1. Open Flash Video Downloader 2 (which will shutdown the computer if you're having this issue).
2. Turn the computer back on and open the Console application ( It's in the Applications/Utilities folder)
3. Click show Log List and a list of logs will be shown on the left side of the window (it may already be there)
4. Select All Messages
5. Then go to File->Save A Copy As...
6. Save a copy of your all messages log (its a .log file) somewhere (e.g. your desktop)
7. Please attach that .log file to an email and send it to tesseractsoftware[at]gmail.com (do NOT post it in this reply on macupdate)

This will hopefully allow me to see any messages that came up from Flash Video Downloader 2, your computer, or some other application before it shuts down. It will give me more insight into what is happening right before your computer shuts down.

I hope that we can figure this out.
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petrsc commented on 25 Jan 2008
yes, open text edit document asks to save the document. if I click CANCEL the apple info dialog appears: "the application text edit canceled the shut down". if there are no open documents like this it shuts down without asking.

I haven't tried the FVD with the "quit after download is finished" check box off. I will try and tell you if it helped.
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Jocatra had trouble on 18 Mar 2007
Works here but DON'T remember the Settings ("Download Location" and "Beep When Finished"). Always I open the application the settings are empty.
Please, fix it. Congrats and thank you. ;)
[Version 1.3]

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Tesseract Software (developer) replied on 18 Mar 2007
The settings are not designed to be saved, so there is nothing to fix. You always wouldn't want those settings to save; for example, if you told the computer to shut down when finished, you probably don't want that to happen everytime and you might forget to uncheck it. There are only a few options anyways so it only takes about 2 seconds to fill out.
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Jocatra replied on 18 Mar 2007
Sorry but I don't agree with your view point and so am trashing the application. Thank you for attention and good luck.
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M-Rick had trouble on 17 Mar 2007
Can't get it to work it never download the URL ...
[Version 1.3]

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Tesseract Software (developer) replied on 17 Mar 2007
If you could tell me what the URL you tried was, I could help you.
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M-Rick replied on 17 Mar 2007
For exemple this one

http://www.kewego.fr/video/iLyROoaftYZx.html
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Tesseract Software (developer) replied on 17 Mar 2007
kewego.fr is not a supported website. Flash Video Downloader queries the website videodownloader.net to figure out where to get the file to download. So, if videodownloader.net cannot download the file (which on their website they don't list kewego.fr as being supported) then Flash Video Downloader cannot download the file. I suggest that you email videodownloader.net and ask them to add support for kewego.fr
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nsgm had trouble on 16 Mar 2007
i don't understand why i can't even install this app. it keeps saying that this app failed to mount. what's wrong?
[Version 1.2]


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yogsototh had trouble on 15 Mar 2007
just didn't download anything for me...
[Version 1.0]


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neonblue2 had trouble on 15 Mar 2007
I get an AppleScript error of type -10660 whenever I launch the app
[Version 1.0]



Calamitijo rated on 23 Mar 2014

[Version 2.1.3]



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gjthree rated on 20 Jul 2013

[Version 2.1.3]



Rod-Squier rated on 23 Jun 2013

[Version 2.1.3]



HercJerk rated on 20 Apr 2013

[Version 2.1.3]



KayKay2122 rated on 20 Apr 2013

[Version 2.1.3]



Grewvey1 rated on 30 Sep 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



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Jamie-Peloquin rated on 02 Jul 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



ejohnson rated on 07 May 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



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widethtripp rated on 01 May 2012

[Version 2.1.3]



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Fotodivr rated on 15 Oct 2011

[Version 2.1.3]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:20 Jul 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Flash Video Downloader is an application which allows you to easily batch download and save streaming flash videos from just about any website with streaming flash videos as long as the videos are set to autoplay (that is, they start playing when the page loads). Examples of sites are youtube.com, video.google.com, and dailymotion.com, but just about any website will work. Instead of sifting through the html code of the webpage to find the flash video, Flash Video Downloader 2 actually checks where the video is coming from and download it, which will ensure that it will still work even if the page has changed. It can even download videos that require you to login to the website and videos from websites that first play an advertisement. Flash Video Downloader 2 can also download up to 5 videos at a time in order to significantly improve the overall download time.

Features:
  • Automatically checks for the newest version
  • Downloads the video files (.flv) for you so you don't have to deal with complicated "flash video downloading websites" or firefox extensions anymore
  • Will continue working even if a flash video site changes its coding because it actually checks where the videos is instead of relying on sifting through html code
  • Downloads up to 5 videos simultaneously to significantly speed up the overall process
  • Can download videos that require you to login to the website first
  • Able to download videos that first play an advertisement before the actual video
  • Allows many videos to be downloaded in a batch process, leaving you free to go do something else while Flash Video Downloader takes care of your videos for you
  • Shows the progress of each video as well as the overall process
  • Has optional Growl Support to easily notify you of the current progress
  • Can shut down the computer and/or beep when its finished
  • It's Free!


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