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I am watching some video lectures on You Tube (licensed under Creative Commons - Don't know the version but I have right to copy).. So, after watching (streaming), how to download the buffered content..

I guess it would be on Browser Cache! but how to get it on HDD?

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Possible duplicate: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/2781/… – Hydra Feb 12 '13 at 11:33
@Hydra I seriously don't get why you mark it as duplicate.. I am looking for a method to download a video which has already been buffered.. the above link only says how to download (unbuffered).. read the question properly – Surya Feb 12 '13 at 11:40

You can try youtube-dl - a python-script.


If you use a little script-magic, you can easily make it download a list of videos or all the videos in a channel.

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There are a plethora of Firefox and Chrome add-ons that you can use to download flv (Flash Video) from the web, including youtube. I would start there.

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You can view the cache of Firefox (unfortunately only <22.0) with CacheViewer and look for large files.

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