How Do You Capture A Video From JW Player?

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I have seen a lot of great video trainings which are free on the internet. Problem is, I don't know how to save them onto my computer and use them in the future. How can I save and capture JW videos onto my computer?
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Sometimes you can right-click on a video and download it. Whether
    this works depends on how the video hosting is set up. If you
    didn't pay for access to the video, I wouldn't expect the host to
    make it easy for you to suck up their bandwidth downloading
    the files.
  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    Go with "DownloadHelper". It's a very good firefox plugin and the best tool I've found till date to download the streaming videos.
    • Profile picture of the author Braden Dodge
      Actually I have found that DownloadHelper does not work with many 'encoded' JW videos.
      I tried VSO Downloader which intercepts on the network stack/driver level, but it did not get it either, and neither did Any Video Convertor Pro's downloader.
      What ended up working for me was Internet Download Manger's browser integration which pops up a little 'grabber' window whenever it detects any sort of additional file (video, audio, sometime Java) on the current page that it can download.
      Interestingly, the resulting files were in .ts format. Since .ts is often just a container file for captured/recorded MPEG-2 files, I am not sure if this is the original file format from the encoded JW Player stream or if IDM generated it when it intercepted/captured the video. Just like VSO, IDM installs a virtual network driver to intercept files on the network stack level.
      https://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/
  • Profile picture of the author Matt Woityra
    I did search all over google and yahoo. I came up with nothing, but I did follow the post listed below. Which was very helpful. As of right now you cannot download jw player stuff in internet explore. Good news is that in firefox the same webpage might load different and you can download it in real player. I hope this help anyone out. I did search around for about 2 hrs.
  • Profile picture of the author Harrison Ortega
    Originally Posted by StevenSaliba View Post

    I have seen a lot of great video trainings which are free on the internet. Problem is, I don't know how to save them onto my computer and use them in the future. How can I save and capture JW videos onto my computer?
    That is very easy if you use Firefox.
    1- Just go to the page that contains the video.
    2- Right click anywhere on the page.
    3- click on "view page info"
    4- Click on "Media"
    5- Inside the scroll down box, find and select the swf file you want.
    6- Click on "save as".
    Done.
    • Profile picture of the author devplan
      Originally Posted by Harrison Ortega View Post

      That is very easy if you use Firefox.
      1- Just go to the page that contains the video.
      2- Right click anywhere on the page.
      3- click on "view page info"
      4- Click on "Media"
      5- Inside the scroll down box, find and select the swf file you want.
      6- Click on "save as".
      Done.
      That works fine - However, what if the swf file is only 50kb and has the name "mediaplayer.swf" and won't play anything?:rolleyes:

      rgds, devplan
    • Profile picture of the author Braden Dodge
      This only works if the video is not encoded and if it is not you typically and just right click and save from JW Player anyways.
  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
    Capture any vid with SnapzProx - Snapz Pro X | Ambrosia Software, Inc. - creates a Quicktime file.

    Also good for stills. Costs $69. I use it just about every day and have done for 5 years.
    • Profile picture of the author onedogbarking
      I found a pretty easy way. Open the web page with the video you want to download, disconnect your computer from the internet, hit the JW Player play button, and the web address for the video will appear in the player window with a message that the web address can't be found. Type the web address of the video in your browser address bar, reconnect your computer to the internet and hit enter to go to the web address and you should be able to download the video you want. I've downloaded many mp4 videos this way.
  • Profile picture of the author Efrain Hernandez
    Have you tried Orbit Downloader? It's very easy to use. It capture video and audio files as well.
    • Profile picture of the author Braden Dodge
      I used Orbit years ago but switched up to Free Download Manager but I am currently using Internet Download Manager and I actually use it to handle ALL my downloads now; believe it or not, it actually speeds up most downloads by at least 5 seconds, often more and can handle hundreds of simultaneous download jobs which most browsers cannot.
  • Profile picture of the author kayvee
    thats genius
  • Profile picture of the author BenFromSoMo
    RealPlayer downloader is also very easy to use and you might already have it installed without knowing.
  • Profile picture of the author Moneyerr
    JW FLV Player can show HTTP, HTTPS and RTMP flash videos. While you may use freeware Ask & Record Toolbar to save HTTP and HTTPS streams, RTMP ones are more difficult to capture/record/download/save.
    • Profile picture of the author Your Brand Ebooks
      Originally Posted by Moneyerr View Post

      JW FLV Player can show HTTP, HTTPS and RTMP flash videos. While you may use freeware Ask & Record Toolbar to save HTTP and HTTPS streams, RTMP ones are more difficult to capture/record/download/save.
      This thread is several months old, but I think some folks
      might be interested in this so I'll post....

      @Moneyerr:

      As far as I know, RTMP (used by Hulu and others) is impossible to capture, short of using Camtasia or equivalent to make a movie of your screen.

      Do you know of a way to capture RTMP?

      .
    • Profile picture of the author Braden Dodge
      Internet Download Manger's browser integration gets the job done, no further tweaking needed.
  • Profile picture of the author TrustedReviewer
    Download helper is for sure the best but for some reason on some videos it doesn't work and JW may be or may not be one of those...

    Whenever it doesn't work I use Camtasia to record the screen and that always works
  • Profile picture of the author crystal2
    i think u can use ant dot com for downloading videos.
  • Profile picture of the author justin86
    I'm using DownloadHelper. Is also very easy to use. I recommend...
  • Profile picture of the author JayBay
  • Profile picture of the author hassan001
    Actually videos running on JW player have an extension named .flv (Flash Video) or .mp4 which can be easily downloaded with any of the following softwares......

    RealPlayer (I recommend this if you don't understand technical stuff as it automatically integrates in most of the browsers without any problem)

    IDM (Intenet Download Manager)

    Download Helper..... (not tested but heared of it much)

    Wish you success in finding right thing....

    Regards
  • Profile picture of the author matus37
    Realplayer is easy and very logical.You can set up things very quickly and without any problems. Next choice is Download helper.
  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Ok, I'm gonna say it.

    I must be missing something here.

    Did anyone think if the creator is not offering it a downloadble format - that maybe they don't want you downloading it?

    If you think they DO want you to download it - just contact them and tell them you'd like to download it but can't work out how - and you'll soon find out or get a solution.

    People seem to be approaching this from a "how do I get people's stuff if they don't want me to?" angle, and while I do know how to grab any video I'm certainly not going to tell people if it's for stealing other people's stuff without permission.
    • Profile picture of the author kayvee
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Ok, I'm gonna say it.

      I must be missing something here.

      Did anyone think if the creator is not offering it a downloadble format - that maybe they don't want you downloading it?

      If you think they DO want you to download it - just contact them and tell them you'd like to download it but can't work out how - and you'll soon find out or get a solution.

      People seem to be approaching this from a "how do I get people's stuff if they don't want me to?" angle, and while I do know how to grab any video I'm certainly not going to tell people if it's for stealing other people's stuff without permission.
      no Andy, you misunderstood me....alot of times I come across webinar replays and sales videos that are really long.....and there is no scroll bar that will allow the user to skip ahead...

      sometimes i dont have the time to listen to a 30 minutes sales pitch via video only to find out that its out of my price range.

      so the purpose was the download the video in order to be able to skip ahead past the parts i find irrelevant to me
    • Profile picture of the author kayvee
      thanks to all of you for all your wonderful suggesstions
    • Profile picture of the author anitahales
      This "stuff" is sometimes stuff we paid for and want to have access to offline.
  • Profile picture of the author luckyshah290
    Hey Thats Kinda Really Easy ....

    Use Mozilla Firefox For this Purpose ..

    Download And install "Ant video downloader" on mozilla ...

    Restart Mozilla ..

    And You are good to go ...

    It works really easy ... The video which is playing on the browser is detected by ant video downloader and it appears on the toolbar with a button to Download ..

    press it and its downloaded ....

    Do it Mate ...
    • Profile picture of the author liveurlyf
      Originally Posted by luckyshah290 View Post

      Hey Thats Kinda Really Easy ....

      Use Mozilla Firefox For this Purpose ..

      Download And install "Ant video downloader" on mozilla ...

      Restart Mozilla ..

      And You are good to go ...

      It works really easy ... The video which is playing on the browser is detected by ant video downloader and it appears on the toolbar with a button to Download ..

      press it and its downloaded ....

      Do it Mate ...
      the **** works like like gang busters..thanks! now I can download all those videos I've been drooling over....
  • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
    iWisoft Free Video Downloader Free Video Downloader - download online videos from any website works great for downloading loads of things! I often download webinar replays in case I have a connectivity issue and then play back the file on my computer.

    There is a place inside the software where you can set which types of files you wish to download. When you install it there is only one type that is not checked, and I think it's either SWF or FLV. Check that box, then it will grab pretty much anything out there. It's standalone software, so no need to use a certain type of browser to get it to work.

    It seems everybody who does webinar replays seems to think that people are always on functioning, working broadband, and that's not always the case (even though it might be a webinar about smartphones and/or tablets and they make the comment that there will soon be more smartphones than computers sold soon).

    But if I do use that to grab a video, it downloads faster than it plays back, so I quickly stop the video from playing/downloading after I have grabbed it with the software, so the bandwidth issue for them is not so bad. They will have the bandwidth used either way, whether you download it or if it just plays back in the browser anyway . . .

    Also, if they don't want you downloading it, then they don't want you to see it at all and so they wouldn't have put it out there for you to view it. In order to play it back your system will download the video someplace temporary anyway, and downloading prior to playback avoids that skip and/or pause that makes playing stuff back unbearable to suffer through when you have connectivity problems due to lots of people trying to play the same video at the same time.
  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Best on the market is Orbit Downloader will get all files best to use with IE since they keep changing FF all time not all plugins work , will also work with Chrome

    Jason
  • Profile picture of the author nightshade877
    Well, it is a paid software, but I recommend replay media catcher. Although i belive orbit can achieve this with most video sharing sites.

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