Monday, June 13, 2011

HOW TO DOWNLOAD ANY VIDEO ON THE INTERNET THROUGH CACHE


  
There are tons and tons of different scripts, programs, and websites that claim to "allow you to download any video on the internet". However, as I'm sure many of you have come to realize, the vast majority of those are crap. Terrible quality, ridiculous prices, malware, ads, and many that just flat-out do not work

Well today I'm going to show you a neat (yet simple) program that works and that has always worked. All it does is access the video in your cache, and then allow you to copy/move it into another directory, where it will stay (files only stay in the cache temporarily). You could probably do this on your own without the aid of a program, but it makes it much easier.

The program I am referring to is called VideoCacheView, by NirSoft





So whenever you view a video on the internet, the video is automatically downloaded into your browser's "cache". When you open it up, VideoCacheView simply views your browser's cache and tells you about the videos in there. Then all you have to do is right click it...


...and select "Copy Selected Files To..." to save the video to wherever you want it. The advantage of using this grab-video-from-cache method is you don't have to re-download a video you just viewed - it is already existing in your cache. The problem with this method is the video names will not be properly generated (this isn't the program's fault!), so you may have to guess a couple of times to find the correct video (just do "Play Selected File" before saving it to a permanent location on your computer).

Be sure, before copying a video, that the video has buffered completely on the webpage. If not, VideoCacheView will only be able to grab what has buffered so far.

Other things to note:



VideoCacheView supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Chrome




VideoCacheView works with more than just video files



This method works for 99.999% of all videos I've ever come across, with the one exception of Hulu. As far as I know, downloading from Hulu is impossible.





 

60 comments:

  1. it's actually really easy to do this. With Opera it automatically stores the files as a temp file in its cache. Simply copy the largest file, rename and voila ;)

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  2. Another really cool programme, thanks!

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial, time to go save some videos from youtube

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  4. Useful and beats downloading some dodgy freeware

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  5. Been using a method similar to this for a while now, I may have to check this program out though. I am a sucker for nice UI's.

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  6. Lol ABSOLUTELY what I needed. Thanks for that

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  7. This is a helpful tip. There are some really good rare Nick Drake tracks on Youtube that I've wanted to acquire.

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  8. very informative and useful, keep it up!

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  9. very helpful thanks for this great post, I prefer to store files and watch them on my home theater pc :)

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  10. you can do this without downloading an extra program too with firefox i believe

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  11. I'll have to switch to this method, seems way more efficient then what I've been doing

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  12. Very informative. How do you learn this stuff?!

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  13. Thank you! I've wanted to know how to do this for a while now.

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  14. Oo this is gonna be useful MWAHAHHA NOW TO DOWNLOAD :D

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  15. Bring on the free videos! Followed.

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  16. Thanks for the info mate!
    +followed.

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  17. Great blog. Favorited, I love getting tips and tricks like this.

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  18. sweet , looking for that for ages!!

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  19. thanks for the amazing guide ;] will follow for more interesting guides

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  20. Awesome! I usually use download helper, but I often don't get any audio with the video.

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  21. I shall have all of the movies ever now!!!

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  22. I had a similar program but it didn't work all the time. Better try this one.

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  23. Thanks, i'll be sure to use this

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  24. Very useful, although I've had similar results with a few browsers add-ons...Just not with 100% guarantee on the downloads.

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  25. Why would storing Hulu videos be impossible? Does it only store the file in RAM or something?

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  26. Huh. Never knew that. Going to put it work soon!

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  27. Already knew this, but still nice :)

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  28. useful for those that didnt know how!

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  29. Didn't know about it, thanks!

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  30. Yeah its pretty nice to grab videos with ease instead of weeding through all the crap everytime.

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  31. Awesome tuto bro
    Gotta mark this one

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  32. This tip's worth gold! Really neat blog.

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  33. awesome, i was wondering if there was a program for this!
    thanks!

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  34. Oh great, now everyone will be doing it!

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  35. This is awesome. Does it work for Megavideo vids too?

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  36. Great HowTo! I used some of the crappy tools you mentioned -.-

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  37. There's also an awesome free add on called Downloadhelper. I've used this so many times.

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  38. This is a great way to get around the megavideo 72 minutes a day limits. Great advice.

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  39. Wow thanks for the tip, really appreciate it.

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  40. This is awesome. Thanks for the tip!

    <3 Belly B

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  41. Thanks for the epic tool man <3

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  42. Awesome!! this is very usefull! thanks for the guide man.

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  43. Nice tips and tricks dude. I really like your blog. Congrats. Check mine out.

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