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How to Download Flash Videos on Mac OS X (Mavericks included)

What is flash video?

Flash video is a container format used by Adobe Flash Player (versions 6 and higher) to deliver videos on the internet. It usually comes with FLV or F4V file format, and it has now become the most popular format for embedded videos on the World Wide Web. Some notable sites of this format include YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, Dailymotion, Metacafe, and many more.

How to download flash videos on Mac

When you watch these flash videos on your favorite websites, there may be times when you want to download them and keep them on your Mac. To do this, you can rely on an eligible flash video downloader to get desired videos. If you are looking for a program, the Flash Video Downloader for Mac will do the job for you effortlessly. Having it installed will let Safari automatically detect any flash video on the website you're currently looking at.

The following steps will tell you how to download Flash Videos on your Mac computer (including Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks):

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1

Launch this flash video downloader

First, download and install the flash video downloader Mac. After you install it, it could be automatically launched.

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2

Start to download flash video Mac

Open the video sharing website with Safari and find the flash video you want to download. Then when you play the video, a download icon could appear on the top left corner of the video. Then three ways are available to accomplish the flash download.

1) Press the download icon which has already appeared on the top left corner of the video. Here takes YouTube for example.

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2) Go to the "Downloading" menu, choose "Paste URL". Then your flash video will be downloaded quickly.

3) Directly drag and drop the URL to the dock icon of the flash video Downloader.

Tips: You can watch more interesting videos on dailymotion.com by leaving the Flash Video Downloader run background. When you find another wonderful video, you can download it in the same way.

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How to play and manage the downloaded flash videos

1) If you want to watch the flash video right after it is done, you can directly go to the Downloaded tab, and double click the video to play it. The built-in FLV Player could play it perfectly for you.

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2) If you have many existing FLV/MP4 videos saved on your Mac, you can easily manage these videos by using the Flash Video Downloader for Mac (Mavericks). You just need to go to the "File" menu and choosing "Import". Alternatively, right click any item in the downloaded video list and choose Import from the resulting menu.

Please watch the detailed video tutorial below:

 

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Leighla
Flash video downloader for Mac is the best way to download flash videos. And, that's good since running Flash videos online with my Mac always causes lag. Playing these same flash videos offline in a desired format requires no buffering as it would online so I can watch with no lagging or stops.
Bethany
I like how you can use this software on either Mac or Windows PC, as I have both versions. Do you know if this software works on Chromebook? I'm planning to get one of those soon, too.
Charlie
The first time i tried this software, it didn't work. But that was only because I had not started playing the video on the page. Apparently it detects the video once you click the play button. Once I reread the instructions it was very clear what I was supposed to do. And, I've had no problems with the software since.
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Flash video has become the most popular format for embedded video on the web and yeah i can see the flash video on most of the sites which can be downloaded easily in windows but for mac we should try some good software...
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Normally, we have to download adobe a flash video downloader to help you download flash for Mac. But i think most of softwares won't work fine. Here the powerful Flash Video Downloader for Mac is strongly recommended.
Jaden
After trying another software on my Mac and being disappointed with the results; a friend of mine recommended the Flash video downloader for Mac (also known as the iTube Studio for Mac). This software is just what I was looking for.
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There are so few good apps designed specifically for Mac.. But the Flash Video Downloader for Mac works perfectly with the Safari browser. This product works exactly as described.
Wayne
What's so good about the Flash Video Downloader for Mac is that it's an app and not bulky software which can slow down your hard drive. I was skeptical at first about installing yet another software to try to download videos. But, when I found out that this downloader is an app, it just made sense. And, I'm now very happy with my decision.
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Well most of the videos on the websites are basically flash format and we need Flash Video Downloader for Mac. i think this is the end for all the user who are looking for the flash download which can be used for mac. Try it guys.
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