How to Download Flash Videos in Chrome

To download flash videos in Firefox, you can install the add-on Download Flash and Video, which will also let you download videos from YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion and some other video websites or webpages.

And to download flash videos in Google Chrome browser, you can follow below four simple and easy steps without installing any extensions:

Step 1. To Inspect Element

Download Flash Videos in Chrome inspect element

On the webpage of the flash video, right-click the mouse on any blank place, and then click on the “Inspect Element”.

Step 2. To find and copy the URL of the flash video

Download Flash Videos in Chrome search element

Search “swf” on the bottom window of “Inspect Element”, then find and copy the URL of the flash video.

If there are more than one flash videos on the webpage, there will be several different swf URLs, you can often tell which one is you want from the names and sizes.

Step 3. To open the webpage of the flash video URL in Chrome

Download Flash Videos in Chrome URL

When you get the URL of the flash video, paste it in the address bar of chrome, and then open it.

Step 4. To download the flash video

Download Flash Videos in Chrome

Click the “Save page as” in the drop menu of the Chrome “Control the current page” button, and save the flash video to your computer disk.

That’s all. Do you have any other ways to download flash videos in Chrome browser? Share with us by adding a comment.

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19 Comments

  1. Frederick Malouf
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    This option is not available in the AMc version of Chrome. I’ve tried 3rd party solutions (getFlash, and Flash Video Download) and , but they are not finding the video, while it works on Firefox. Outside of using Firefox when this happens, is there another solution for downloading Flash videos in Chrome?

  2. Frederick Malouf
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    I meant mac. sorry.

  3. Young
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    @Frederick Malouf Sorry, I’ve never tested that in a Mac yet, maybe you can check out the Chrome Help forum for some suggestions: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=522dd1e1dac812fe&hl=en

  4. Christopher Anderton
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    This option is and was available in Chrome for Mac.

  5. Young
    Posted March 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    @Christopher Anderton Thanks for the comment, and I think you are right, will double check when having a Mac.

  6. tsi
    Posted September 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Permalink
  7. Young
    Posted September 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    @tsi You can check out the Firefox extension Video DownloadHelper : https://addons.mozilla.org/zh-CN/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

  8. Chris
    Posted September 11, 2011 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    If the videos are removed from the website after you download, will the downloaded version still be able to play?

  9. Young
    Posted September 11, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    @Chris Of course you can play the downloaded videos any time you like.

  10. Oscar
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    I try to download any of the video on this site ,http://www.ittf.com/ittv/,
    but did not find any .swf, is is embedded in JavaScript, could you please show

    little more detail ( step by step ) use inspect element find flash url

    Thanks a lot

  11. Young
    Posted October 17, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    @Oscar I also have no idea for how to download the videos on the site you mentioned, since there is no swf file there.

  12. abb
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    Very thanks for share this tip
    in step 3 when i paste the URL in address bar and then click Enter button, the file begin downloading and step 4 was not necessary!

  13. ashen727
    Posted March 21, 2012 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    what do I save the file as. i save it as a shock wave file. it’s only 22kb for a 40 min video and wont open on my computer

  14. NickSparkle
    Posted November 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    It is not working for me! how do i download in a more easy way

  15. sckk
    Posted January 10, 2013 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    @NickSparkle
     Open the page in question; Click F12; Chose the “Network” tab instead of  “Elements” tab; Reload the page; Put the video you want on play; On the  “Network” tab filter the files by “Size” descending order; The file you are  playing will be at the top of the list; Right-click “Open link in new tab”; “Save page” on the new tab;

  16. dardack
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    sckk TY so very much.

    I have in past had to open Firefox and use it’s getflash to DL flash I wanted to DL. But now I don’t have to. I always knew the inspect element, or source. But the javascript ones that used codes passed to player, could never figure out.

    Thank you very very much. I forgot about the network tab.

  17. ricmadz
    Posted October 23, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    i need to download *.flv videos, not *.swf videos. any help?

  18. Posted October 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    ricmadz May I ask which .flv videos are you going to download?

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