Do you want to get a clean computer without massive applications? Do you want a steady OS? Do you need the privilege to install applications? Do you want to get rid of applications with other plug-in or virus? Do you want to get free service?
Convertdirect.com is a site with free resources. You can not only download FLV videos, but also get the video to play on your gadget. Here you can get how to use convertdirect.com with the Download and Convert sections.
Section 1: Download YouTube FLV video
When you want to save an online video to your PC, convertdirect.com facilitates the download process.
1. Make sure that the video is an FLV video.
Generally speaking, when you face a video with fancy or colorful control bar, like YouTube, DailyMotion, MySpace, etc you can take it as an FLV video. You may also right click on the player. If the menu includes About Adobe Flash Player 9, it is mostly likely an FLV video. If not, it is not suitable for convertdirect.com.
2. Get FLV URL.
- There are two kinds of URLs for convertdirect.com, one is YouTube URL, and the other is non-YouTube URL.
- For the YouTube URL, just copy the URL from the address bar or the URL information beside the video.
- For the non-YouTube URL, you shall get the exact FLV URL with FLV Downloader.
Click Show Browser and enter the page URL with the video you want, e.g. http://www.myspace.com/aplaceforvideo and click Go. You can use it as a simple browser to surf the internet. Make sure the video you want to get is playing. Most websites play video automatically, only a few require you to click on the play button before playing. Wait for a while, check the box in front of the URL and click Download. You will then face a dialog box with the exact FLV URL highlighted.
Copy and paste it to the box on convertdirect.com or just use the FLV Downloader for download. However, if you want to convert FLV video for free, you shall copy and paste it to convertdirect.com, as the FLV Downloader does not support free conversion. For more information about FLV URL, please refer to http://www.convertdirect.com/get_flv.html.
3. Enter the FLV URL you get from step 2 to the blank on convertdirect.com, move your mouse to Download the online video directly, and click Download.
If you are using IE, click Save, when you face a pop-up window informing you to save or cancel the file. If you get a tips saying that "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer blocked the site from downloading files to your computer. Click here for options…" on the information bar, you shall click on it and choose Download File and click Download again. It is up to you to change the file name before or after the download. Change the file name when you choose folder to save the FLV video, as it generally includes long characters. Enter the name you want and remember to add .flv to the end of the file name box. If you have not changed the file name or add .flv before downloading, you can also change it after the video is completely downloaded. Make sure that the extension of the video is .flv.