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I use the old school way.

In Firefox browser, open “View Page Source” and do a text search for


Its prolonged_video_identification_code is after the “=” sign

Keep in mind that the code between “&t=” and “&s=” may be session-sensitive and changed every time the video is accessed.

To save the video, the URL path format is


But pasteing the above URL into browser would not download the video. The best way is to paste it into an email and send it to oneself.

The default file extension assigned by email clients (Gmail, Thunderbird, Outlook) when saving the video is html change it to flv (flash video).

Media players like VLC can play flv files stand alone. To convert flv video to other formats like Audio Video Interlaced (.avi), Quicktime (.mov) or Windows Media (.wmv), I use CinemaForge.

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