Embedded Media Grabber

2005-02-27 17:58 - Bookmarklets

Many popular websites these days include "embedded" media, from audio to video and flash games and more. I am naturally a packrat, and when I see something like this which I enjoy, I feel the unresistable urge to download it and save it on my hard drive. Lots of embedded media players make this difficult or impossible though.

Lucky for us most websites out there are also low budget, and host the media over plain HTTP rather than the (somewhat) more protected proprietary MMS or RTSP or other protocols. This means we CAN simply download it, we just need to know the address.

Here's a bookmarklet to find the address for you no sweat! Click it and it lists out all the embedded media it knows how to find. Then it's a snap to right click and save to disk!

Tested and functional in FireFox 1.0 and WinIE6. I've managed to grab the addresses of flash, .mov, .asf, shockwave and more. A FireFox only version that also lets you know the size in pixels is planned.


Version 1.0
2005-02-27 18:01 - arantius

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