1. Download ASFRecorder. I believe if you google it, you'll find a copy of it *somewhere*.
* ASFRecorder takes http, mms, etc... URL's and acts as a host computer streaming the video realtime to your PC saving it in the process. While this works for most, it doesn't work in all cases. This video causes some problems.
First off, it's an anti-leech scheme
So... what do you do then?
First check out the properties of the streaming vid, by viewing the source of the html file. In this case, the actual code is set down aways so scroll down till you see data.
Then look for something like this:
< param name="src" value="http://www.someplace.com/vids/blahblahblah209348203984098/fakevid.asx?somekindofparameter" &rt;
you'll notice that it isnt' a proper asf, asx or wmv file. In fact, it's merely a text file that auto redirects the browser to the "real" file. Putting this url in asfrecorder won't get you anywhere nor will putting the actual URL in the browser. So how do you get around that?
Simple... create a "fake" webpage and "Save target it". In otherwords, open notepad, and (using the example above) put this single line in:
< a href="http://www.someplace.com/vids/blahblahblah209348203984098/fakevid.asx?somekindofparameter"&rt; cl</a&rt;
save this as blah.html
Open this file in your browser. You'll see the single link. Now, right-click this link and choose "Save target as...". This will bypass the browsers attempt at parsing the data it gets and instead just dumps the data into a simple text file (blah.asx) on your computer.
Now, open this file using notepad or wordpad to see the "real" pathname. Output like this:
title Blah /title
author Bender /author
copyright (c) Bender is great /copyright
You'll notice this is simply xml with a reference to the *actual* url of the video.
Take *this* url and plug it into ASFRecorder. Enjoy!
**Disclaimer: This is for educational (entertainment) purposes only. Please respect the rights of the copyright holder