How to Download Embedded Flash Files

Satheesh C B | Friday, August 07, 2009 | 0 comments

Flash has been popular format available in the net  for Animations, music, games, advertisements or even streaming presentations. Speaking of games, here’s a list of siteSpark with the best flash games.These files are embedded as SWF (Small Web Format) files in  webpage's.But if  you want download and play these files later, how it is possible? pleasure. The following methods shows how you can save flash files .For eg I am trying to download a song, which is  created in Flash.


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1. How to save flash in IE browser

  • Click Tools – Internet Options
  • In the General Tab, click the Settings button available in the Temporary Internet Files group.

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  • Click View Files to open your Temporary Internet Files folder.

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  • Click View files – Details. Now click View – Arrange Icons By – Internet Address.
  • Depending upon the webpage, there could one or more Flash files (Shockwave Flash Object) under the Internet Address.

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Once you find the right flash file, right-click and choose Copy. Then paste the swf file in any other directory.

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Sometimes there is an ActiveX Security warning ,you may right click the “Information bar” and allow the blocked content to view/play the file.




2. How to save Flash Files  in Firefox

A)For Newbie's
a. Click Tools > Page Info


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b. Click the Media Tab


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c. This tab lists all image formats, icons, style sheets and flash files that were rendered by the webpage. Scroll down the list, locate the swf file, and save the flash file into a place/folder on your Hard disk/Desktop.


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B)For Advanced Users
a. Type about:cache?device=disk (Disk cache device) in the address bar
b Press Ctrl+F, type .swf and try to search for the flash file.


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c. Click the SWF URL to open the Cache Entry Information page.
d. Right click on the link and choose “Save link as”

You can open the files in Winamp also.

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