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It seems that C-SPAN uses some kind of trick to prevent downloading any of their videos . Firefox, a couple of years ago, allowed ANY video to be downloaded in a straightforward manner. But this capability vanished about a year ago. It appears that the "pocket" feature would promote video downloading, but making it work is apparently a deep dark Mozilla secret.

It seems that C-SPAN uses some kind of trick to prevent downloading any of their videos . Firefox, a couple of years ago, allowed ANY video to be downloaded in a straightforward manner. But this capability vanished about a year ago. It appears that the "pocket" feature would promote video downloading, but making it work is apparently a deep dark Mozilla secret.
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the-edmeister
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Firefox has never had a built-in feature that allowed users to download videos to disk and save them. But there are many video download extensions available for Firefox that users can install.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=video+download

Firefox has never had a built-in feature that allowed users to download videos to disk and save them. But there are many video download extensions available for Firefox that users can install. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=video+download
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jscher2000
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I played an example video, and the C-Span player uses a script to retrieve a sequence of individual video files it plays one after another. Firefox can't assemble these fragments into a video file using built-in features. You'll need an add-on.

(Screenshot of Firefox's Network Monitor tool attached for reference.)

I played an example video, and the C-Span player uses a script to retrieve a sequence of individual video files it plays one after another. Firefox can't assemble these fragments into a video file using built-in features. You'll need an add-on. (Screenshot of Firefox's Network Monitor tool attached for reference.)
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This response is simply gibberish. The question remains un-answered.

This response is simply gibberish. The question remains un-answered.
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McCoy
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jimgiglio said

The question remains un-answered.

Maybe you'd like to take a look at these search results ......

''jimgiglio [[#answer-1206256|said]]'' <blockquote> The question remains un-answered. </blockquote> Maybe you'd like to take a look at [https://www.google.nl/search?authuser=1&source=hp&ei=JeqQXO6aL87OwQKnwLW4DQ&q=in+firefox%3A+add-on+to+download+c+span+videos+%3F&oq=in+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.35i39l2j0l8.1172.1665..5308...0.0..0.71.231.4......0....1..gws-wiz.....0.LuzIPZXbhLI these search results ......]
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Please read my query. I want to DOWNLOAD c-span videos. Firefox had this capability a couple of years ago, but no longer.

Please read my query. I want to DOWNLOAD c-span videos. Firefox had this capability a couple of years ago, but no longer.
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WestEnd
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jimgiglio said

This response is simply gibberish. The question remains un-answered.

You got the reply but refused to listen to the help.

''jimgiglio [[#answer-1206256|said]]'' <blockquote> This response is simply gibberish. The question remains un-answered. </blockquote> You got the reply but refused to listen to the help.
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Question owner

<<< You got the reply but refused to listen to the help. >>>

What help?

<<< You got the reply but refused to listen to the help. >>> What help?
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McCoy
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jimgiglio said

Please read my query. I want to DOWNLOAD c-span videos. Firefox had this capability a couple of years ago, but no longer.

I did read your original post .... Could it be that you didn't quite understand the response you got from both "the-edmeister" and "jscher2000"  ? Using an add-on would be an alternative to what you want ....

''jimgiglio [[#answer-1206263|said]]'' <blockquote> Please read my query. I want to DOWNLOAD c-span videos. Firefox had this capability a couple of years ago, but no longer. </blockquote> I ''did'' read your original post .... Could it be that you didn't quite understand the response you got from both "the-edmeister" and "jscher2000" ? Using an add-on would be an alternative to what you want ....
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jscher2000
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jimgiglio said

Please read my query. I want to DOWNLOAD c-span videos. Firefox had this capability a couple of years ago, but no longer.

It looks like C-Span switched to the current player around January 2018. Firefox does not offer right-click > Save Video As... on the current player due to the way it retrieves video fragments in the background. You will need to use an add-on.

''jimgiglio [[#answer-1206263|said]]'' <blockquote> Please read my query. I want to DOWNLOAD c-span videos. Firefox had this capability a couple of years ago, but no longer. </blockquote> It looks like C-Span switched to the current player around January 2018. Firefox does not offer right-click > Save Video As... on the current player due to the way it retrieves video fragments in the background. You will need to use an add-on.
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