How to Use Video Downloader on Moshcam

Written by chad anderson
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Moshcam, like many websites serving streaming video, protects content by making video downloads difficult for the end user to capture. This leads most users to give up before attempting to download a music video or live concert that they wish to save for later. In truth, however, your computer has already stored any Flash videos you have watched and all you need to do is find them. Rather than downloading third-party browser extensions or applications, you can copy the Flash video from its temporary location on your computer into a permanent one.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use your web browser to open the page on Moshcam where the video you want is. Click to play the video and let the entire piece buffer and load before continuing.

  2. 2

    Launch a file browser and navigate to your "temp" or "tmp" directory, depending on your operating system. This will be located in "C:\users\username\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files\Low" under Microsoft Windows or in "/tmp" if you are using a UNIX-like operating system.

  3. 3

    Look for a file prefixed with "Flash" or with a large file size. These are all indicators of a temporarily cached streaming video. Copy the file out of the temporary folder and into a permanent location.

Tips and warnings

  • Under Microsoft Windows, you will need to enable the "Show Hidden Files & Folders" option in the cache folder if you have not already set it to do so.

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