I hope my question will not be deemed “illegal” since it’s more or less a “hacker” question, so here goes:
I am looking for some software, freeware preferred, that can “capture” some video that’s playing on the screen. Specially something from a website, such as a “flash” video.
The situation: There’s a website which has video clips of concerts here in Thailand. I am already subscribed to watch those, which cost money that i’m willing to pay. HOWEVER i also want to KEEP those videos! Not just watch them once (or a half dozen times since i can actually watch them as often as i want - yet i have to use that horible Internet Explorer to watch them and have to be on MY computer with MY ADSL connection - narda at office or friend’s place because the website inclusive the content is from the same company that’s also my ISP).
Now i tried a dozen or so programs which claim to do just that - “record or captuer whatever moves on the screen”, some fullscreen-only, some adjustable to the small window that shows the actual video, but NONE of them actually does what it is supposed to - capture the friggin’ video!
They capture the mouse pointer and every shitty advertising animation AROUND the video, but the window with the video - stays black. Same goes for the sound - computer sounds (“bling”, “beep”) are recorded, but the music - narda.
Then i tried some IE plugin that is supposed to “save flash animations”, as i know that the vidoeos are indeed such flash animations - and that software is good, it can save everything from that site, BUT - guess - of course not the video!!
IS there any software that TRULY can do the task, or should i go out and buy a video camera to “film” it off the screen like people do bootlegs of new movies in theaters?
Please don’t misunderstand me for wanting something illegal, i am paying for these videos and all i want is to record them just like everyone and their kids is recording from cable TV with VHS machines.
I apreciate any advise, and if you could point me to some shareware that has a trial version which allows to actually test it, i’ll appreciate that even more (but please, no “jokeware” - “Super recorder trial version, you need full version to record” BS).