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"Recording" streaming video

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by GabrielKafka, Jan 16, 2005.

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  1. GabrielKafka

    GabrielKafka Thread Starter

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    I was watching a television programme via a television station's web site and the programme started in Microsoft's Media player by default. I had the choice, however, to watch it in RealPlayer instead.
    Now, is it possible to save this streaming file onto my PC so I can watch it at later time, when I'm not on-line? For instance, I would like to connect it to my TV but cannot be on-line there.
    Or have this feature been disabled for copyright reasons?
    Or is it just that I don't understand how to do it?
    Anyone who can enlighten me?
    Cheers! (y)
     
  2. BillC

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    You may not be able to copy the streaming video, but if you look around in your temporary internet files, you'll find it there. It would help if you knew the name of the file, but if you don't, you can just hunt for it then send it to My Documents.
     
  3. GabrielKafka

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    Yes, there is a file there but it seems to be just the 'link' to get it all started again. Ie, it's only a few hundred bytes and it brings the media player up and connects it.
     
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