Flash movies are becoming more prevalent on the Internet, allowing users to play multimedia files, movies, cartoons, and presentations while viewing a website. Often times, people want to save these presentations to view later or view them offline. People often think of it as a complex procedure, but actually downloading and saving flash movies is fairly straightforward and can be done with minimal installation of new software. Below are some of the options available if you want to download flash movies to your computer for offline viewing.
In Mozilla FireFox
When browsing Mozilla Firefox, there are a few options for users who want to download flash video files to their computer. One of the best options known to work with many of the major flash video websites, including:
various adult entertainment websites
The option I am talking about is simply adding the Download Flash and Video plugin for Mozilla Firefox. With this tool, downloading flash videos is as simple as one click. You can also download flash games with this tool from many of the flash game websites. On the Mozilla Firefox extensions website, the Download Flash and Video plugin has four starts with one hundred and seventeen reviews.
Downloading flash movies is also very simple in Google’s Chrome browser. The leading extension for Chrome is Get Flash offered by Lex1. The extension comes with 3.78 starts after one hundred and eight votes. It has been downloaded 85,280 times and is the primary way to embed Flash website videos outside of websites and onto your computer’s hard drive for later viewing.
Another better option that is emerging in the latest builds for version 4 and above of Google’s Chrome operating system and which will be released soon is Flash Video Downloader. This plugin currently has almost four starts with four hundred and twenty-nine votes in favor. However, this extension does not currently work on production versions of Google Chrome, however if you are feeling risky, you can download the developer version of Google Chrome 4.0 or higher.
Legal Mumbo Jumbo
However, I must make it clear that downloading videos can violate people’s copyrights. Downloading videos and posting them on other sites is a clear copyright violation and will lead to a lot of issues with copyright holders. If you need more guidance on what you can and cannot do (or even if you can download flash videos from websites), consult with an intellectual property attorney. Downloading YouTube videos is a violation of their terms of service which you also accepted.