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_smaug



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: CNN Student News (RSS Feeds) Reply with quote

Hi all,

I’d like to use parts of some of these videos with my classes, but the Internet connection in my classroom is spotty at best so I can’t count on being able to stream them directly when I need them:
http://edition.cnn.com/US/studentnews/quick.guide/archive/

I’d like to download and save them on a flash drive (USB drive), but they’re “RSS Feeds” (whatever that means). So, my question is: can I save them to my hard drive, and if so, how? Right click --> “save target as” doesn’t seem to be working.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're flash videos. You can't right-click and download them - that's one of the points of flash. You'll need a plug-in for your browser that enables capturing the stream, and a video player capable of playing .flv video.

Which browser do you use?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Monkey wrote:
They're flash videos. You can't right-click and download them - that's one of the points of flash. You'll need a plug-in for your browser that enables capturing the stream, and a video player capable of playing .flv video.

Which browser do you use?

I'm using Internet Explorer (IE). IE is also installed on all the school machines. Is there a plug-in for that? I'll google it. Thanks.

===edit ===
Downloaded a plugin off Cnet (15 day free trial). Seems to work pretty well. I assume any machine running IE will be able to play flash videos, correct?
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_smaug



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take it back – it doesn’t work (‘Save Flash’ trial version). It just downloads 17KB black screen -- about the size of a postage stamp – then Flash tells me to change my security settings to allow downloads from the site (which I do) and it still doesn’t work.

Bleh.
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