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How to Use the FLV Grabber to Grab Online FLV Videos

FLV videos are everywhere on the so-called "tube" sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Veoh, etc. However, you can only view the video content when you're connected to the Internet. Is it possible to grab FLV videos from these video sharing sites and play them offline or even convert them for playing anywhere? Yes! That's what I'll talk here.

To grab online FLV videos, you just need a FLV grabber. Here Aimersoft Video Downloader is strongly recommended by millions of users as the best FLV video grabber. With it, you can quickly save FLV videos from 1000+ popular video streaming sites like YouTube Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Facebook, Hulu, VEVO, Veoh, Break and so forth. And it lets you choose to download videos from given resolutions. In case that you want to transfer these FLV videos to your portable media players for playback on the go, edit them in some video editing apps, this smart program also provides a built-in FLV converter that allows you to convert grabbed FLV files to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, 3GP and more popular formats. Moreover, you can even extract MP3 audio files from videos. No technical skills required!

This program works well with both Windows and Mac operating systems. The Mac version supports Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion while the Windows version is compatible with Windows 8/7/XP/Vista. Just install the program and all will be done in a few clicks!

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How to capture online FLV videos with ease

Here the way to get Flash movies using FLV Grabber for Mac is introduced in details. Windows users can also follow the same steps as below.

1Search the video you want to download

After running the program, you then need to open the web browser and navigate to the site with videos as you like. Search the video you'd like to save and play it. Users for Windows version can also search the target videos via the built-in web browser. You can simply click the Online Video menu on the top of the interface to open the browser.

Tips: Before downloading, you are able to specify the directories for the files you downloaded and converted. For Mac, click YouTube Downloader on the top left corner of the interface > Preferences > Location. For Windows, click the Arrow button on the top right corner > Preferences > Location.

2Save FLV videos from websites

This program offers you various options for downloading:

1> By clicking the Download button

When you move your mouse pointer on the playing video, a Download button will appear on the top right corner of the video as the picture below shows. Click it to start the grabbing process.

FLV grabber

Note: The Download extension is compatible with Safari 6.0 and above, Firefox 15.0 and above, Chrome 22.0 and above. If you're using other browsers, please turn to another 2 ways.

2> By copying and pasting the video URL

Once you have found the video, copy the video URL in the address bar. And then resume to the program and click Paste URL on the left side of the interface.

Grab flash video

3> By dragging video URL to the program

After you drag and drop the video URL into the program, the application will start to analyze the URL and then download the file.

Flash video grabber

3Change the captured videos to your preferred formats (Optional)

Video presets for mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, game devices, Apple software are offered, letting you convert FLV so as to fit different systems and devices. To convert a video, you need to click Downloaded on the left of the interface to access to the videos you downloaded. Then choose the video you want to convert and click the Convert button next to it to activate the Output window.

Grab flv

Tips: If you are a registered user, you'll find that there is a Download and Convert button at the top right corner of the interface. When the feature is on, the program will automatically download and convert videos to the format you've set.

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