Video (non-youtube) downloader?


I belong to some coaching programs that have videos that I'd like to download. I don't know whether they are streaming or what, but I need a program to capture the streaming videos from my sites.  I'm also wanting to capture videos from edX (I'm aware of the download button).

I don't know what format the video is in and but I think it's mp4.   I thought I was getting somewhere with DownloadHelper on Firefox, but it just died and didn't say why.

I'm willing to pay for a robust and well featured program.  I've searched this site, but reviews are old and seem geared towards YouTube (I'm not) and the comparison sites (like: are not trustworthy to me even though they seem helpful.


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Miguel MonteiroPresentations Master DesignerCommented:
For downloading you can use "real player" which acts as a browser and allows (most) of the videos to be downloaded while playing.

You can choose to embed videos to your applications, from YouTube or Vimeo, using their embed codes - that avoids the need to download them, you just need to be online to play them.
In both these cases videos stream in FLV (shockwave flash) format which doesn't run on Apple's gadgets.

Please don't disregard the fact that downloading any materials from third parties may incur in copyright issues.

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