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.
Part 1. The Best Flash Video Downloader
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.
Part 2. How to Download Flash Videos on Mac
The following steps will tell you how to download Flash Videos on your Mac computer (including Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks).
Step 1: Start to download flash video Mac
First, download and install the flash video downloader Mac. After you install it, it could be automatically launched. Open the video sharing website with Safari and find the flash video you want to download. Then when you play the video, a Download button will appear on the top left corner of the video. Then three ways are available to accomplish the flash download.
- Press the Download button which has already appeared on the top left corner of the video to start downloading;
- Copy the video URL and then resume to the program and click Paste URL. Then your flash video will be downloaded quickly;
- Directly drag and drop the video URL to the dock icon of the flash video downloader.
Tips: You can watch more interesting videos on the video-sharing websites by leaving the Flash Video Downloader run background. When you find another wonderful video, you can download it in the same way.
Step 2: Play and manage the downloaded flash videos
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 thumbnail to play it with the built-in video p[layer. Here you can choose any playback mode you prefer and freely take snapshots.
If you some FLV/MP4 video clips stored 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 to load the videos into the program. Alternatively, right click any item in the downloaded video list and choose Import from the resulting menu.
Step 3: Convert the downloaded flash videos to any format
iSkysoft iTube Studio is not only a web flash video downloader, but also a flash video converter. It supports a variety of output formats, enabling you to easily convert both the downloaded videos and local videos to any other video and audio formats. If you are going to watch the videos on your mobile device, you can also choose a suitable preset for your device. To do this, you only need to click the Downloaded tab and find the target video and then click the Convert button.