[nSLUG] How to save video?
jwark at bellaliant.net
Thu May 2 16:16:24 ADT 2013
I don't have adobe flash player on my machine (it can be used for
tracking web usage) so I couldn't view your interview. However, I have
had some success in the past in finding jpeg's and gif's in the
following manner. I use seamonkey on my Debian system.
(Note: my prompt string is simply '$ '.)
$ cd ~/.mozilla/seamonkey/k2q9ll38.default/Cache
$ find . -type f -mmin -1
# The _CACHE_* files are binaries, not useful.
$ find . -type f -mmin -2
$ find . -type f -mmin -3
$ find . -type f -mmin -4
$ find . -type f -mmin -5
# Aha, found some candidates.
$ file ./4/C8/4F9E8d01
./4/C8/4F9E8d01: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01
$ mirage ./4/C8/4F9E8d01 & # look at the image
+ Done mirage ./4/C8/4F9E8d01
$ file ./9/31/EA6A9d01
./9/31/EA6A9d01: Macromedia Flash data (compressed), version 9
$ file ./D/B1/4DFAAd01
./D/B1/4DFAAd01: Macromedia Flash data (compressed), version 8
$ file ./7/09/42AF2d01
./7/09/42AF2d01: JPEG image data, EXIF standard
$ file ./0/D5/E44D0d01
./0/D5/E44D0d01: GIF image data, version 89a, 300 x 250
In other words, go to where the web browser stores its cache and then
look for the most recently changed ordinary files. Once you have found
the file or files you are interested in, save it to wherever you want
Hope this helps
Daniel AJ Sokolov wrote:
> earlier today (May 1st) I had the honour of being interviewed for CBC NS
> News at 6. Now I would like to save the video for my personal use.
> Would you know how to do that?
> I've tried some browser plugins, but they catch the preroll
> advertisement only.
> Daniel AJ
Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6
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