Firefox Addon to Download Streaming Videos Embed with JW Player


Lot of websites embeds their videos with a Flash & HTML5 video player such as JW player. Only if we knew the video URL, we can use third party sites like keepvid to download such videos online. Also sometime keepvid fails to download videos that aren’t from YouTube. Today we are going to learn how to download online videos which are embedding with a JW player. When you right click the video, you can only see the JW player options and nothing else. So how to download these kind of videos which are embedded within a flash player?

FlashGot Firefox addon enables us to download any online video easily with one click. Once installed, it sits on your browser bar and if a video appears on a webpage that you visit, it shows the icon to download it to your computer with one click. If there are 2 or more videos, it displays all and selection downloads. Actually Flashgot is an external download manager for Windows, Mac and Linux OS.

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FlashGot Firefox extension context menu has several options such as Build gallery, which provides a bonus function which can help you to synthetize full media galleries in one page, from serial contents originally scattered on several pages, for easier and faster “download all”.

You can download FlashGot from the Firefox addons store and install it easily. Just install and visit any video streaming sites like YouTube to check whether the download works. You can find the flashgot icon on top right corner of Firefox browser. Once the video is loaded on the page, the icon appears and you can click it that to download the video to your computer.

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Similarly another Firefox addon called DownloadHelper also works the same way like Flashgot. You can try it too. Bonus addon: Ant video downloader extension for Firefox.

If you own a screen capture tool like video recorder, camtasia to record the screen, you can record the video directly from the page.

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Basically these videos which are embedded with JW player have an extension named .flv (flash video) or .mp4 which can be easily downloaded using Real player, IDM (Internet download manager), or as above said methods – get the firefox addon to download it easily.

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  1. William says:

    Hi, I download a video in mp4 format using FlashGot, but i couldn’t get the closed caption of the video (Training lesson). How to do it? The server requires authentication for access to Training Lesson. Thanks.

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