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Best way to save videos to my PC?

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Hi all,

I just wanted to know how I can save videos from websites to my PC's HDD?

Is it possible to "verify" that the videos I download are unchanged and not altered in any way?

I'm just worried that the videos I download to my PC's HDD will be different from the videos I watch on a website? :( :( :(

Thank you!

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Normally, if you have a 'clean' connection, there is no problem.

As to whether the file is damaged: The only way to find out is to watch the clip.

In most cases, when computers are talking to one another; Everything is sent in 'packets.' It's like filling up a suitcase. Each packet is sent. Then the sender calculates a 'checksum' for that packet, and sends that as well.

When the receiver gets the packet, it calculates the checksum and compares it to the senders. If the checksums match, the data is stored. If not, the receiver sends a 'resend' command back to the sender.

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Wow, I appreciate your informative reply!

What's the best way I can save videos I view on the Internet to my PC?

My connection is "clean" as I'm the only person who uses this PC.

I'm running Windows 10 Pro and I have all the latest updates.

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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a download manager.

These managers work using Firefox to download what you want.


There are also external managers that run independently of the browser. The browser tells the manager what to get, and off it goes.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

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Thank you very much!

I've been spending a lot of time looking at the Mozilla Add-ons, but I can't find one that can verify that the video it downloaded was unchanged and was the same video I watched in Firefox?

I guess I'm asking for the "safest way" to download videos to my PC that I can be 100% certain haven't been changed in any way.

Thanks!

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As I said, the only way to know is to watch the clip.

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newbie333 said

I just wanted to know how I can save videos from websites to my PC's HDD?

Are you aware that saving videos from websites violates the Terms of Service (TOS) for most websites? YouTube (as an example) provides videos for playback only, and they periodically make changes to their service to thwart Addons that do video downloads. https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms Section 5 B - Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content. YouTube and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.


And by expecting a straightforward answer here, that might make Mozilla "complicit in the theft of intellectual property"?

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Thanks, but I never download anything from Youtube so it's not a problem.

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If anyone else has any advice I'd love to hear it!

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You asked this 4wks ago. You have not come up with a solution on your own....google works very well.

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Thanks, but I've already tried using Google. I used Google extensively before I created this thread.

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newbie333 said

If anyone else has any advice I'd love to hear it!

First off what site are you talking about getting the video from? Some sites a blocked from getting videos as well because they know people try to download the videos. So unless you can tell us the site no one can see what your trying to download.

Google can find and get to the site but I highly doubt Google will download the video for you that would be them asking for trouble and they most likely will not help with that. And if you can't get the video have to tried to ask the site hosting it how you can download the video or get permission to download them-excluding youtube?

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