||WebVideoCap v1.41 - Capture Flash video and RTSP/MMS streams.
Copyright (c) 2007 - 2011 Nir Sofer
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While watching a video in a Web site, you may sometimes want to save the video into your local drive,
and then play it offline later.
This utility allows you to capture .flv (Flash Video) files and RTSP/MMS video streams while the Web browser download and play them
inside a Web page. After the entire video file is downloaded and played by the Web browser, the video file is saved in the folder
that you selected, and you can play it offline later with any Video player.
This utility works on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. Older versions of Windows are not supported.
Be aware that under Windows 2000/XP, WebVideoCap can only capture the video files if you log on
as a user with admin rights.
In order to use WebVideoCap under Windows Vista with SP1, you must download and install the
WinPcap driver, and select the WinPcap driver as the capture method.
- Version 1.41:
- Fixed WebVideoCap to capture the .mp4 files of dailymotion.com and probably other Web sites.
- Version 1.40:
- Fixed issue: WebVideoCap failed to capture .flv files in YouTube and probably other video sites,
due to small change in the video servers.
- Version 1.38:
- Added Promiscuous Mode option for WinPCap capture in Advanced Options window, which is
disabled by default. In previous versions, WebVideoCap
always worked in Promiscuous Mode, but in some wireless cards, the network packets cannot be captured
at all in this mode.
- Version 1.37:
- Fixed bug: WebVideoCap crashed on some mms/RTSP streams.
- Version 1.36:
- Fixed small bug: The .MP4 capture option was enabled during capture.
- Version 1.35:
- Added support for capturing .MP4 files played by Flash.
- Version 1.33:
- Fixed bug: WebVideoCap failed to capture Silverlight mms streams.
- Version 1.32:
- Fixed bug: WebVideoCap failed to capture MMS streams in non-chunked mode.
- Version 1.31:
- Fixed bug: WebVideoCap failed to capture some RTSP streams.
- Version 1.30:
- Added support for capturing with WinPcap driver (for using with Vista/SP1)
- Version 1.27:
- Main dialog-box is now resizable.
- Version 1.26:
- Fixed bug: WebVideoCap failed to capture .flv files properly if there was more than one .flv file in the same http connection. (like in ABC News site)
- Version 1.25:
- Added support for .swf files.
- Version 1.20:
- Added in 'Advanced Options': 'Keep the captured files opened until the capture is finished'.
- Version 1.19:
- Added error messages when the starting the capture process fails.
- Version 1.18:
- Added new option: Automatically delete captured files smaller than...
- Version 1.17:
- Added 'Advanced Options' window, that allows you to control the capture buffer size.
- Fixed the tab order in the main window of WebVideoCap.
- Version 1.16 - Added support for another type of .wmv stream.
- Version 1.15 - Added support for capturing MMS streams.
- Version 1.10 - Added support for capturing .wmv files and RTSP streams.
- Version 1.01 - Fixed bug: WebVideoCap failed to capture files if computer name was 'localhost'.
- Version 1.00 - First release.
WebVideoCap doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files.
In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - WebVideoCap.exe
(However, if you have Vista with SP1, you have to download and install the
After you run it, the main window of WebVideoCap is displayed.
First, you have to select the folder that you want to save the captured video files.
By default, the save folder is located in the 'files' folder under the folder of the executable file.
If you have more than one network or dialup adapter, you should also select the right adapter.
After that, you can click the 'Start Capture' button.
While WebVideoCap is in capture mode, open your browser in a video Web page.
If everything goes right, you should see a new video file created and grown inside the folder that you have selected.
You can continue watching more Web site videos while WebVideoCap capture the video files in the background.
After you finish, click the 'Stop Capture' button.
Playing The Video Files
Most Web sites today use Flash video files (.flv extension) for playing video inside the Web page.
WebVideoCap doesn't provide a build-in video player, but you can use any flv player to play the video files
that you captured with WebVideoCap.
If you don't have a video player that can play .flv files, you may try one of the following freeware solutions:
Capture Buffer Size
Starting from version 1.17, WebVideoCap allows you to control the capture buffer size, in the 'Advanced' options window.
In most cases, you should not change this value. However, if the files that you capture are corrupted, increasing this 'Buffer Size' value may solve the problem.
Keep the captured files opened until the capture is finished
If you have a very fast Internet connection, and the files that you capture are corrupted even after increasing the buffer size,
selecting this option should increase the performances of saving the video files to disk, and thus it may solve corrupted files problems.
However, be aware that when you choose this option, the capture files will be remained open until you stop the capture process by
clicking the "Stop Capture" button.
Translating WebVideoCap to other languages
In order to translate WebVideoCap to other language, follow the instructions below:
- Run WebVideoCap with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named WebVideoCap_lng.ini will be created in the folder of WebVideoCap utility.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- Translate all string entries to the desired language.
Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site.
(TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be
used in the 'About' window.
- After you finish the translation, Run WebVideoCap, and all translated
strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run WebVideoCap without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move
it to another folder.
This utility is released as freeware.
You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM,
Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this.
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
WebVideoCap is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of
WebVideoCap, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'webvideocap_lng.ini',
and put it in the same folder that you Installed WebVideoCap utility.