Sunday, January 17, 2010

Download and Cache Youtube/FLV files with Firefox

If you want to cache/copy youtube videos for later use, go tor you firefox cache and just copy the flv files over.

My Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\rxxs25wm.default\Cache


The filenames are like:

Add .flv as your file extension and then open a valid flv player.

Look for the files that are over 2mbs. And normally you have to watch a complete youtube video, wait until it caches and then close firefox for the cache to be saved to disk.


And another note, I watch a lot of youtube videos. Every youtube download may cost you 15mbs of bandwidth. So I would consider watching the videos from file.

I ate up 20gigs of bandwidth last month. I think my isp is considering charging me extra.

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