Which software can capture online videos that are in Flash, MP4, WMV format?

David Levy February 22, 2013

There is a set of training videos for software I use that I want to download to my computer for offline watching and reference. Does anyone know a video capture tool which can download the videos? The videos online are in the following file types: Flash, MP4, WMV.

I tried right clicking and “Saving as” though that did not do the trick.

Thank you,


  1. Sukanya Sadhu
    March 2, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Internet Download Manager is very good for downloading videos from websites. But the problem is that it is not a free software and expires after the trial period is over. The best free video downloading tool is freemake video downloader. i have been using it and it's pretty good, but one problem is that u cannot resume a download if u close the program once.

  2. Wei Dipie
    March 1, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Yeah it's right
    but maybe use online downloader is much convenient, no any downloads and setups. There are many grabbers and downloaders online, you can check it. Well I frequently use screen recorder to capture my videos or other screen activity. I used to use Camstudio, but it crashed many times, so i change to use online one named Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder, it has no limits and I am using now. Maybe you can cost money to use other online screen recorder to capture your videos.However, i just use it. here is the link http://www.apowersoft.com/free-online-screen-recorder

  3. Eian Ampoloquio
    February 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I highly recommend Internet Download Manager (IDM) it's the best on downloading different format of videos. it's free of use for 15 days. http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com I've been using it for 3 years already. Whenever i wanted to watch a video for later use, i always download it using this tool. I hope it will solve your problem. ;)

  4. Bob
    February 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I would recommend purchasing a small disposable camera and taking multiple picture of the video, then staple them together in the reverse order you took the pictures and then flipping through them back to front really really fast.

  5. Scott Macmillan
    February 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I've always liked freebrake.

  6. Prashant Mirjankar
    February 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

    If you're looking to download the videos directly from websites go with Internet Download Manager (IDM) http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/ I've been using this for more than a year and have never faced any problem when downloading. Feature i liked most about this is that when you visit like youtube you'll be getting a button above the video and you can choose which one you want to download (i.e 720p , 480p, 360*240)..

    I would also like to mention that I have always used this with Firefox.... so i have no idea if it works with Chrome, IE and opera even though the developers say that it works with all the those browsers......

  7. Junil Maharjan
    February 24, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Internet download manager or IDM is a download manager but it also puts a button on every internet video for downloading. its a great software.

  8. Dhaval Patel
    February 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    internet download manager

  9. prashanth singh rathore
    February 23, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    use Internet download manager or use an vlc recording to record that video

  10. Nain Reyes
    February 23, 2013 at 7:20 am

    I recomend the extesion for firefox "video download helper", it`s very easy to use

  11. Tanmay Mohan
    February 23, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Try IDM

    Internet Download Manager

  12. Jesse Manalansan
    February 23, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Internet Download Manager. :)


    Been using it to download videos on youtube as well as on other sites.

  13. Aleksandra Huey
    February 23, 2013 at 4:26 am

    NetVideoHunter addon for Firefox

  14. Rajaa Chowdhury
    February 23, 2013 at 2:32 am

    I would highly recommend Freemake Video Downloader for it. It is free. http://www.freemake.com/free_video_downloader/

    • salim benhouhou
      February 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      i use it too it is very good

  15. Bruce Epper
    February 22, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Under Windows, any video that is online in either MP4 or WMV format, you should be able to simply right-click and 'save as...', at least I have never had a problem with those. For FLV videos, I use Freemake Video Downloader.

    You could also use RealPlayer. There is also Video DownloadHelper (a Firefox extension) to make it easier to grab (and convert if necessary) videos from webpages you visit. FVD Video Downloader is a similar extension for Chrome (it does not support YouTube downloads).

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