[Videolib] Downloading video from the Web

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 21 Oct 2004 09:39:55 -0700


If the clips are streamed (as is the case with the Kerry stuff), you can't
simply "right-click" and "save as" ... in other words, you can't simply
download them without using specialized software. There are a number of
fairly inexpensive software packages such as StreamBox that can help you
pull this off.


At 11:37 AM 10/21/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Does anyone have any tips on downloading video clips from the Web?
>We have a student who needs to capture clips from John Kerry's Web site at
>http://www.johnkerry.com . She needs to use a couple of his commercials
>in her thesis (which is being done in video format). She wrote to them
>and received permission to use the commercials--in fact, they said that
>she and anyone else was free to download and use anything that was there.
>However, we are having no luck in saving it to disk for her to use. We
>are at the point now where we are going to have to try a digital camera to
>film it while it plays on the site, but it just seems that there should be
>a better way.
>Any advice would be very much appreciated!
>Ann M. Tenglund
>Coordinator of Library Computer Services and Library Instruction
>Friedsam Memorial Library
>St. Bonaventure University
>St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
>Videolib mailing list

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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