For so long, Flash video has largely be the de facto standard of video throughout the internet. Ranging from short Flash animation clips to longer streaming videos, it is safe to say that a good portion of the videos that you view on the web are still Flash – even though nowadays other alternatives are slowly replacing it.
The one big problem that most people have with Flash videos however is that they generally have no way to ‘download’ it. Because of the way Flash videos work, you can watch it by streaming it – but you can’t save it and watch it later. As such if you want to watch a Flash video offline or share it with your friends, you need to know how to grab Flash videos off the internet so that you can save them.
To do that all that you really need is Movavi Screen Capture Studio. It is a simple, lightweight and elegant screen capture software that will let you record Flash videos directly from your screen and subsequently save them on your hard drive. To download Flash video using this method, just:
- Adjust the capture frame to encompass the Flash video that you want to record and save.
- Check that the audio source is set to ‘System Audio’ so that it records the audio from the Flash video itself.
- Click ‘REC’ to start the recording and play the Flash video at the same time.
- Stop the recording when it is complete by clicking ‘Stop’ and click ‘Save’ to save it.
The best part about using Movavi Screen Capture Studio to grab Flash videos is that you can do a lot more with it as well. It comes with an inbuilt video editor that will let you improve the video quality, cut and combine video segments, apply special effects, insert customizable text, or add audio tracks.
In this case you may want to get started by using it to trim out any unnecessary video footage that may have been recorded at the start or end of the video. At the same time you could experiment with some of the other features to get a feel for what they are capable of. All of the features in Movavi Screen Capture Studio are designed to be easy to use and intuitive, so it won’t take you long to figure them out.
In short, you now have the means to record and save any Flash videos that you encounter on the internet so that you can watch them offline, or share them with your friends. Odds are you probably can already think of a few videos that you’d like to grab – so why not get started right now.
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