How To Save a Myspace Video on your Computer

Myspace videos might not be as popular as YouTube or Google Videos, however, they are becoming much more common. There are thousands of videos stored on Myspace. Many of these videos are actually quite interesting. If you have a slow Internet connection or want to watch them offline then that's normally out of the question.

There are however some things that you can do to change this. It's possible to download the Myspace videos from the Internet and save them as a file on your computers hard drive. If you convert them then it's even possible to save them onto a portable device such as an MP4 player.

Step 1: Finding a Video

Because there are so many different videos stored on Myspace it will take a long time to find the right one. Spend time searching for a video that you want to download so that you can watch it offline or on a portable device. Finding a video is easy as it's simply a matter of searching for a certain keyword term.

Step 2: Getting Download Helper

The easiest free solution for downloading Myspace videos and those from other similar sites is to use Download Helper. This is a free add on which can be installed to Firefox. If you don't already use Firefox you should download it and give it a try. You never know you might really like the change anyway. Download helper can be downloaded from the official Firefox addons site.

There are also dozens of other tools which can be used to download videos from Myspace. However some of these aren't exactly what they seem. The download helper application is the best and safest application to use to download virtually any video to your computer.

Step 3: Downloading the Video

Open up the video that you want to download to your computer. Wait for it to load completely. This means that there's nothing waiting to buffer. Then simply right click the video and select download. This will start the video downloading as an FLV file and save it on your computers hard drive.

Step 4: Renaming the File

The file will have a very long and unusual name. It's a good idea to rename it simply so that you will be able to find it easily in future. This will also make it much easier to open it again or know which video you are opening.

Step 5: Playing the Video

If you want to play the video as it is then you will need a FLV video player. These are available however they are generally special applications and dedicated FLV video players. You probably won't already have anything on your computer which can playback FLV files without any conversion.

Step 6: Converting the Video

The video will be downloaded in FLV format which is a Flash Video file. This format is not comparable with many devices or computer video players. If you want to put it on a portable device then you will need to convert it using one of the many readily available converting applications available.

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