Wednesday, October 11, 2006

How to save flash games in firefox from any website

UPDATE:
This hack works only in the Firefox browser!! If you don't have the Firefox browser then click on the Firefox button on the right side (-->) of page to download Firefox browser for free!!
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We often see some nice flash animations and flash games on the web.
You must have wondered how to save flash animation from the web.
You can do it with some special softwares.
You can do it easily without any special softwares also.
Yes... With the Firefox browser.

Steps to save flash in firefox

1) open that page containing that flash in firefox.

2) Now open the menu as shown

Tools >> Page Info >> Media

3) The Media tab shows all the files displayed on this page.

4) Now scroll through all the files and find files with type "Embed" and "application/x-shockwave-flash"

See this picture - this is the "File Info" window in Firefox.

Click on it for see a full view.


5) Now click on the "Save as" button and save you flash file as you wanted !!!!

18 comments:

Ajay Karat said...

Holy crap ! this was so simple?
THANKS!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to remind people that these flash files are copyrighted material and that you cannot use them on your own website without permission from the author. Some authors will even code their movies and games so that they can only be viewed on specific websites, making this technique useless. I encourage you to be considerate of the creators of the media you enjoy so much.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

This is a handy trick though many of the flash files you get online will be the main page containers, not always containing all the images/animations you wanted.

With software like Sothink you can turn the swf file back into an fla file. By digging through the fla actionscripts you can find the url to other swfs the flash file may be calling.

Carlos said...

This trick is also useful for sites that hide some pictures behind a spacer.gif file or have them as a wallpaper.

The image or video will get listed and you only need to save it.

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3cr said...

You could always do this with firefox, I figured this was common knowledge. Oh well. I'd like to stress this post:

Anonymous said...

I would like to remind people that these flash files are copyrighted material and that you cannot use them on your own website without permission from the author. Some authors will even code their movies and games so that they can only be viewed on specific websites, making this technique useless. I encourage you to be considerate of the creators of the media you enjoy so much.

If you are downloading them do it for personal use only, if you upload it to your website without permission that is copyright infringement which is punishable by law. Just help those who help you. You wouldn't be making money if it wasn't for their hard work.

Anonymous said...

thanks i knew how to do it with ie but have been trying to work it out with mf for ages thnx blogger

Daniel said...

Didn't work for me. I click save, the box goes away as it should but it doesn't save anything. :|

arun said...

for Daniel:
Let the flash file fully load in your firefox browser. Then try to save it. I guess this could help you!!

Anonymous said...

This is common knowledge for me.

This technique has 2 errors I have put in solutions(Software I have mentioned are all FREEWARE):

Error 1: some swf files that have site detection and blocking scripts so you would not be able to play it on your desktop.

Solution: e-mail the author for a desktop playable version (most likely they will send it to you in an exe projector file).
You can decompile it to swf using APECSoft SWFtoEXE Converter.

Error 2:some flash files won't play properly unless you open it on your browser(This is because that flash uses Shockwave Objects).

Solution:Play it using SWF Opener or simply play it using IE or Firefox(You'll be needing the proper plugins though.)

I hope my post will clear up some problems in playback of downloaded files.

DOWNLOADING SOMEONE ELSE'S FLASH FROM WEBSITES AND POSTING THEM IN ANOTHER WEBSITE IN YOUR NAME IS CONSIDERED PIRACY SO PLEASE DO NOT DO SO. THE DOWNLOADED FLASH MAY ONLY BE USED FOR PERSONAL USE.


-Lionex

Anand said...

Great tip, but I am not able to do it for games in addictinggames.com

For the game here:http://www.addictinggames.com/redlinerumble.html,

the only file in the embed folder is
/content/redline_rumble/sis/redlinerumble.dcr

and when I click on save as,I am not able to save the file. Also .dcr doesn't look like a flash file..

Please help

shailendra said...

hey Arun, this is not working out for me. Can u help me out ?
I tried to save this flash from
http://www.212amovie.com/
but its not happening

hope 2 hear u soon

shailendra said...

hey Arun, this is not working out for me. Can u help me out ?
I tried to save this flash from
http://www.212amovie.com/
but its not happening

hope 2 hear u soon

arun said...

Hi shailendra,

the site which u have mentioned uses a flash preloader.

Which means that a dummy flash file loads first and from inside that dummy flash file the main movie loads. so saving it is not easy cake walk! you have to use advanced methods like looking into firefox cache. i will explain it in a new post shortly.

V-HID said...

please help us
you say that "you will explain it in a new post shortly." but you are not
how can i save flash with preloader it only an object shown in media whitch is not main flash

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