How do I download a video?

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Over the years I have bought quite a number of online training course and I usually download the videos to my computer and watch them when it is convenient and usually with better quality as there are no pauses whilst streaming etc.

A recent course I bought before Christmas, streams it's videos via

For some reason I can't download these videos.

There are 11 long videos in the course and the quality is poor when streaming. Hence, I prefer to download them and watch them without the interruptions from my dsl connection etc.

Does anyone know how to download these videos which are hosted by ooyala?

#internet marketing #download #video
  • Profile picture of the author ruch1v
    how do you download usually? I usually use the downloadhelper addon in firefox, I'm like you, I need to download everything (I only started looking into this IM thing around 6 months ago and already needed to upgrade to a 500gb external hard drive!)

    another thing you could try is, just put in the URL and the format you want it in

    hope this helps

  • Profile picture of the author ruch1v
    or if you dowload realplayer, the free version, that also has a download helper
  • Profile picture of the author TelegramSam
    I have tried the downloadhelperhelper in firefox, Orbit and Grab It.

    These are what I usually use, but for some reason don't work with ooyala's method of streaming.

    Very strange.

    Maybe that is why the g u r u uses ooyala.

    It is very irritating though to say the least as the streaming quality isn't the best and I often want to watch videos on my ipod etc... when away from the computer.
    • Profile picture of the author ruch1v
      Originally Posted by Steve Porcaro View Post

      I have about 4 video downloaders on my Firefox, I am not at my computer right now to name them.

      However where 3 of them will not work 1 of them will eventually work. In this area it is best to have quite a few. Pretty much you will be able to download any video from any site.

      please fill us in when you get back to your computer
  • Profile picture of the author OpenBookSupport
    I use Internet download manager . It is #1 for any type of download
  • Profile picture of the author sandra.IMqueen
    Its not uncommon now, some of the site owners protect their videos from downloading, even IDM fails. I remember i tried downloading Bryan Adam's heaven video, after 2 weeks of struggle, i wasnt able to, so I gave up. I guess its some new kind of protection.
  • Profile picture of the author lancemacho
    This appears to be a dead thread. but was the question answered?

    This is a real issue for some of us. I was hopping for some light, as we cannot all be streaming video uber-geeks. :-)

    Thanks, LM
  • Profile picture of the author conanedo
    download IDM and the plugin for firefox, when the video playing you can see the IDM icon appear then click it and download
  • Profile picture of the author jtoelle
    If you need to download youtube videos you can use TubeTilla 2013 - Free YouTube Downloader
  • Profile picture of the author joseph01
    I use IDM it's the best
  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    The ooyala streams will not work with standard youtube downloaders. It was sometime ago but I tried all the highly recommended ones on it.

    Here is an example. All the videos on this site use ooyala streaming.

    Words of Peace Global - Video library

    If anyone does come up with a way to download them, please let us know.
  • Profile picture of the author TheBishop
    I have the same problem, it's impossible to download a video hosted on
  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    there are lots of mozilla plugin that you can install to download videos in any video sites
  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    one of the quickest ways is with Camtasia just recorded the first video
  • Profile picture of the author happili
  • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
    People this thread is 3 years old. Please actually "read" before posting (this isn't for everyone, just those who insist on posting solutions without even reading the whole thread).
  • Profile picture of the author HelpingYouBeAnExpert
    if the video is streamed you can't download with anything doesn't matter what software you have, that is why when you run presentations online and you don't want others to download your presentation or video just stream it, the only thing they can then do is screncast record it but 99 % will then just skip it that would be to much work for normal people trying to download it
  • Profile picture of the author lancemacho
    Okay, but no one has actually answered the question as far as I can see.

    Has any one ACTUALLY downloaded one of those streaming videos using ANY of the tools on the page?

    Suggestions are nice, but do not post anything if you have not done it!

    To qualify, you must get a legitimate video and rip it (using a tool) and then report back (ease, quality of rip, final format, etc.). Bonus points if you have ripped any other streaming sites that have emerged since the original post.

    I can see that Camtasia would work, as it is reputed to grab anything on your screen. But is it just a "cam copy" or a legitimate rip of the original video with 100% reproduction (quality, size, etc.).


  • Profile picture of the author dora3mon
    please anyone, any solutions to this?

    it seems pretty difficult to DL vidz from ooyala. but its definitely doable.

    have tried everything!! its been 3 years!
    • Profile picture of the author TBC Stores
      I just used YouTube-dl, a command line utility, to download one of the huge Words of Peace videos from their library. Seven layer OSI model says if it can reach your computer monitor. You can download it. Use the -F modifier to see which versions you can download. Ooyala only shows unknown "0" .mp4 type files. So use the -f 0 command to download these files.
  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    My best suggestion is to stream them all once, and screencast at the same time (when you record your screen and system audio) and then produce it to mp4 version.

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