[quote=“Bassman”]At last a useful thread.
Now, what about those darn flash movies that you’d love to save to view offline but you are stopped by someone locking the darn thing. I know they didn’t lock it intentionally, it must be a mistake , that’s the only reason that I ask.
“locking”?? Not sure what you mean. I haven’t run into any .swf movies that aren’t snarfable.
Worst case, I’ve had to create my own little webpage somewhere to snarf through:
- find out what the actual name and path to the .swf file is, e.g., foo.com/whatever/whatever/movie.swf Worst case, I’ve used the “view source” option in Netscape to see where it’s being loaded from.
- make a little webpage like so:
< html>< body>< a href=“http://foo.com/whatever/whatever/movie.swf”>save this</ a></ body></ html>
(Remove the spaces from that – I just put ‘em in so that I (hopefully) wouldn’t confuse peoples’ web browsers while they looked at this thread.)
- Put the webpage somewhere and open it in a browser. Even works if it’s on your local hard drive.
- right-click on the link and use the “save link as…” option.