How to download video from the internet (…well most videos)
I created this little video to demonstrate to faculty at the school how to download video content from the internet e.g. YouTube. The reason this is useful is simply if you have the file on your computer you do not need to worry about the video buffering as you try to watch it or the tragedy of the internet being down/slow when you are trying to show it to students. Here it is:
Obviously if you are not a faculty member of St. Paul’s or when you watch this the file is not in that folder simply go to http://www.real.com/realplayer/search (active link as of 01/10/2011) and download it, then follow the same directions.
You will also find that on Firefox it will act a little differently (and if you wait for the whole video to buffer on Internet Explorer the same thing happens) because it when you have a video present and you hover the mouse over the video a little bar appears over it asking if you want to download it - it does the same thing.
PLEASE NOTE - Not all videos will be available to download, some websites do not allow visitors to download their content so if you try to download and it says you can’t it is likely you have one of those sites/pages.