From Flash to an audio file

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Thu Jul 10 02:19:49 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 02:53 +0200, Andras Simon wrote:
> On 7/10/08, Paul Smith <phhs80 at> wrote:
> > Thanks, Andras, but the point is to find the address of the flv file
> > in the page. How can I get such address?
> That depends on the site, of course. If you don't feel like starting
> an investigation with looking at the source of the page, one thing you
> can do is to play it in Firefox and then look for a file whose name
> starts with Flash in /tmp. It's best to copy that file before FF
> decides to remove it. Ugly, but happens to work (for me, usually,
> anyway).

Copying the file is likely to leave you with an incomplete copy if it
hasn't quite finished downloading when you do it. OTOH *linking* to it
doesn't have this problem, saves space, and is instantaneous.

I mean of course hard linking, so the link has to be on the same
filesystem as /tmp.


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