How To Save a Google Video on your Computer
Google video is the second most popular video sharing website on the Internet. YouTube (which is also owned by Google) is certainly the biggest and most popular). Watching these videos on the Internet is very easy if you have a high speed connection. However if your connection speed is slow or you don't always have the Internet then you will find it difficult to watch the videos that you want to watch.
It is possible to download the videos from the Internet and store them on your computer. This makes it very easy to watch them at any time even if you don't have Internet access. This also reduces any problems with videos continually buffering and loading.
Step 1: Searching for a Video
The first thing that you need to do is search for the video on Google
Video and find the one that you want to download to your computer.
Normally this will be the most time consuming part of the process
because there are so many different videos to choose from on the site.
Search for the videos on the Google Video website to find the right ones that you want to download. It used to be very easy to download Google Videos, now however it is slightly more complicated. This is thanks to Googles takeover of YouTube when they started to standardize both platforms.
Step 2: Looking at the Source Code
Now you need to open the source code of the website by right clicking
the website and clicking on "View Source". The wording of this might be
slightly different depending on the browser you are using on your
computer. The source code will typically load in notepad although this
will also differ depending on the browser.
The source code can look intimidating at first, however you won't actually need to do anything with it. All you need to do is search for a term in the source code.
Step 3: Finding the Code
Press Control and F on your keyboard to open the find dialog box. Now you need to search for the term "googleplayer". This should take you to a term which says videoURL=NUMBER. You are interested in the code.
Step 4: Getting the Video URL
Step 5: Downloading the Video
Simply paste the URL that you have just copied into the location bar of your browser. This should automatically start the file download. You will then be able to save it wherever you want, it's a good idea to rename it as something else first though. By renaming the file you will find it much easier to find it again when needed.
Step 6: Playing the Video
The video file will be in FLV format, this is a flash video and is not compatible with all video players. Either use a specially designed FLV video player or alternatively convert your videos to MP4 format so they can be played anywhere and on virtually any device.Popular P&S Cameras for High Quality Photos: