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This is an easy tutorial to download almost any video on the web using the web browser Safari. This should work with almost any video. I will be download from youtube as an example.

Step 1: Safari

Step one is just to make sure you have the most recent version of Safari. You can download it here:
http://www.apple.com/safari/

I will be using Safari 4 but Safari 3 should work fine too.
<p>When I find a Youtube video I'd like to download I just put &quot;dlv&quot; in front of youtube in the url so it becomes <a href="http://www.dlvyoutube.com" rel="nofollow">www.dlvyoutube.com</a>/?v=blabla and there it gives me the option to download it.</p>
<p>This didn't work on the latest safari anymore. Share the app i am currently using for downloading videos from various steaming sites such as YouTube, Videmo, etc...:<br><a href="http://www.imoresoft.com/youtube-downloader.html " rel="nofollow">http://www.imoresoft.com/youtube-downloader.html </a></p>
<p>this didn't work</p>
<p>this didn't work</p>
<p>&lt;u&gt; This does not work anymore! &lt;/u&gt;</p>
<p>I also use this soft. I bought it with a coupon: </p><p>http://couponcode0.com/allavsoft-for-mac.html</p>
<p>I use Allavsoft to download all kinds of online video files to MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.<br><br>Here is how to use it at <br><a href="http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/index.html</a></p>
<p>Here is one more great solution- Airy http://mac.eltima.com/youtube-downloader-mac.html</p>
<p>I do not have activity in window. Could this way still work? I tried a powerful <a href="http://www.etinysoft.com/total-video-downloader-mac.html" rel="nofollow">video downloader for mac</a> called Total Video Downloader. The app is great and easy to use!</p>
<p>I don't have activity in window </p>
<p>Has anyone had any success downloading video from cwseed.com? I tried what is outlined here (including the modification for the newer version of Safari) with no success. Any advice would be appreciated.</p>
<p>I find a Video Grabber Mac alternative called Allavsoft for Mac which has all the functions and features of the Video Grabber.</p><p> <br>You may free download it at http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/video-grabber-mac.html</p>
<p>Helpful, but i am used to use Total Video Downloader for Mac, which can download any online video.</p>
<p>Total <a href="http://www.etinysoft.com/total-video-downloader-mac.html" rel="nofollow">Video Downloadeter for Mac</a> is indeed a powerful video download tool and download manager. </p>
<p>Total &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.etinysoft.com/total-video-downloader-mac.html&quot;&gt; Video Downloader for Mac &lt;/a&gt; is indeed a powerful video download tool</p>
<p>Total [url=&quot;http://www.etinysoft.com/total-video-downloader-mac.html&quot;]Video Downloader for Mac[/url] is indeed very powerful video downloader. I like this app.</p>
<p>For downloading YouTube videos I'm using this <a href="http://videater.com" rel="nofollow">online youtube downloader</a>. Is built on pure web technologies. So can be used without need of installing anything onto user's computer.</p>
<p>For downloading YouTube videos I'm using this &lt;a href=&quot;http://videater.com&quot;&gt;online youtube downloader&lt;/a&gt;. Is built on pure web technologies. So can be used without need of installing anything onto user's computer.</p>
<p>Hi guys, for those who are using a newer version of safari where activity menu no longer exist. Here is a workaround, first enable develop mode under preferences then advanced tab, check the box. the go the page where you have the video; go to show web inspector under develop menu, reload the page, on the left pane you will see a folder called Other, click on It, you will find a bunch of files one of them is your video, just double click and Voila :)</p>
<p>Hi guys, for those who are using a newer version of safari where activity menu no longer exist. Here is a workaround, first enable develop mode under preferences then advanced tab, check the box. the go the page where you have the video; go to show web inspector under develop menu, reload the page, on the left pane you will see a folder called Other, click on It, you will find a bunch of files one of them is your video, just double click and Voila :)</p>
<p>What about with OS X Yosemite with Safari v8.0? No such listing in the menus for 'Activity', in the 'Window' menu or otherwise... </p>
<p>I often like to use DownloadHelper to grab streaming videos on my browser. Unfortunately, this add-on is only for FireFox. I have searched for the parallel solution for Safari untill I have found this <a href="http://downloadavideo.net/software-downloader/downloadhelper-safari.html" rel="nofollow">DownloadHelper for Safari</a>.</p>
<p>it is a good YouTube downloader. thanks </p>
<p>The safari web browser method is just for downloading YouTube videos, I <br>guess if you want to download almost any videos, you need use freemake <br>software, or online app <a href="http://www.videograbber.net" rel="nofollow">Video Grabber</a>, but I do not remember whether it <br>has daily download limits. Check it.</p>
I have Mountain Lion with Safari 6.0 (8536.25). In this step I can't see the &quot;Activity&quot; item in the drop down menu. What's wrong?
<p>Me neither</p>
Thanks for sharing the tips. Very useful.<br> <br> I am here sharing mine, if you are a big fan of Firefox, you can try the DownloaHelper extension which could help download and convert videos easily, check the details of the extension <a href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/" rel="nofollow">here</a>.<br> Or you can try some desktop tools such as <a href="http://www.wondershare.com/pro/youtube-downloader.html" rel="nofollow">this one</a> which could download and convert videos at the same time and the best part is this tool support batch downloading, 100+ websites are supported.
This is a good tutorial, I am going to try it out with a powerful <a href="http://www.findfiles.net/video" rel="nofollow">video search engine </a>and then let's see.
Hello, Langter! <br> <br>Can you argument your statement that Elmedia Player does not work?
If you can't download videos using Safari only, you can try Elmedia Player PRO, which downloads almost everything (http://mac.eltima.com/google-video-downloader-mac.html)<br><br><br>
Elmedia PRO does not work, and they do not offer refunds. Save your money, there are better free software applications out there.
This really, reaaaaaally helped this middle aged woman from bashing her head against the computer. Wish I was young and knew all this shit. Thanks. No doubt I'll be back for my next problem!
cool next time i will do this
Instead of downloading the file; safari now opens the .flv in a new page with quicktime... can't find a save option on quicktime... any tips?
Read bceltic comment just 3 comments under yours... You'll find what you're looking for, activity still works just a different way...
Sorry....it's working..all u need is Option key+double click on the file in the activity window.
Bceltic your little '19 words' were a life saving encounter !!!<br><br>I've been looking and posting about this for ages and I couldn't find anything. How the hell did you figure this one out ? :)<br><br><br>Thank you loads !
It doesn't work for me anymore.....anyone knows why??
this is only on mac rite??
Works better on Windows...hehehe!!!
not necesarilly, (i mean it ALMOST worked for me and i have windows)
Still works pretty well for me...I use Safari 5.0.5 now
This also works with music as well
thats cool
whenever i double click on the video name the activity box just closes
i tried this but it didnt work, the activity box didnt do anything. is it because i have windows 7 on my computer??????
this doesn't work the way i thought. what good does it do if it can only be opened with safari. i new of a web page that would let you convert an flv to mp4 but its down now. anyone know of any others?
its starting to not work for me anymore :( help?

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