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Where do large FLV files go on Mac OS Lion

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Where do large FLV video files get stored on Mac OS, Mountain Lion?

Firefox stores small FLV video files (less than 10 minute long) under /Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<user's profilename>/Cache, but it does not store larger ones (longer than 10 minutes). I also increased the cache maximum limit to 350 MB and I still have the same problem.

Where those larger FLV video file go?

Please help!

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cor-el
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FLV files are usually streamed and played by a dedicated Flash media player.
Streamed files are usually not stored in the Firefox disk cache, but more likely in the memory cache and only that last downloaded chunk may be present.

It is best to use an extension if you want a copy of such a media file.

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I just want to clarify that I found FLV streamed files under the Firefox's cache directory. My question is why bigger FLV steamed video files (longer than 10 minutes) do not go there. Where do they go?

cor-el
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If the Flash Player retrieves data in chunks from the server and not the complete file at once then you won't find that complete file on the hard drive and you will have to use an extension to get the full file.