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Right click and "save as" not working.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tjuk, Sep 1, 2011.

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  1. tjuk

    tjuk Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I've tried to download video clips recently, to save and send via email.
    These are permitted to save clips, not from You Tube etc.
    I used to be able to right click and "save as", or "save target as".

    The clips now save as an MP4 file, and then act as a link back via internet.
    I've tried with FF, IE and Chrome, but all save in the same way, I'm not able to save to my hard drive as before.
    I can only save as MP4 or All files, but the result is the same.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. Spawny

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    from what source are you trying to save the videos from?

    I believe you can not download or save video to your computer from streaming browser video. That takes special software or add-on. Only copying the Url or embedded code is possible to share streaming online videos.

    Perhaps you had an browser add-on before which is not compatible with newer versions of FF, Chrome, and IE.

    Also saving copy right videos to your computer is illegal if this is what you are doing.
     
  3. tjuk

    tjuk Thread Starter

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    Nothing copyrighted.
    Just stuff from timewaster type sites.

    I was, as many do, passing around stupid Jackass style videos etc.

    By "saving as" and sending in an email, you don't have to let your Mum see where you got that funny clip from!! ;)
     
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