VideoCacheView let you save downloaded video files from Web browser cache. After watching a video in a Web site, you may want to save the video file into your local disk for playing it offline in the future. If the video file is stored in your browser's cache, this utility can help you to extract the video file from the cache and save it for watching it in the future.
Added support for split video files of dailymotion.com
Be aware that the merged .flv file created from dailymotion.com is not played properly by some FLV players. In order to play this kind of file, you can try to use the latest version of VLC Media Player. VLC Media Player has the ability to play the entire merged .flv file, though it initially detects only the first fragment.
Added 'Use the Web page title as filename' option in the Copy Video Files dialog-box. If this option is turned on, VideoCacheView will use the Web page title (As appears under the 'Title' column) to generate the video filename.
Fixed issue: On some systems, VideoCacheView saved .mp4 files without a file extension.
Fixed bug: VideoCacheView crashed on some systems while reading the cache files of Firefox.
Added 'Auto Size Columns+Headers' option, which allows you to automatically resize the columns according to the row values and column headers.
Fixed issue: Dialog-boxes opened in the wrong monitor, on multi-monitors system.
The string of the Title column is now automatically copied to the file description in the 'Copy Video Files' window.
Added support for the new location of the Flash temporary files on Chrome Web browser (GoogleChromeUser DataDefaultPepper DataShockwave Flash)
Added x64 build, which allows you to extract temporary flash files from 64-bit Web browsers.
Fixed bug: VideoCacheView failed to detect the temporary flash files if the system had large amount of running processes.
Added 'Title' column, which displays the title of the Web page that was loaded while playing the video/audio file. (Be aware that this feature is not perfect, and it may not work properly with some Web sites)
Update for Firefox 13.x with Flash version 11.3.300.257: The temporary flash files are now also taken from acro_rd_dir subfolder under the main temp folder, as well as VideoCacheView can detect the executable file of Flash.
VideoCacheView now can detect the flash temporary files of any Web browser installed on your system automatically.
Fixed bug with split video feature: When switching to another video resolution, VideoCacheView merged the split video of the original resolution with the full video file of the new resolution.
VideoCacheView now also reads the turbo subfolder located under the main cache folder of Opera Web browser
Added support for the splitted video files of YouTube Web site. After the scanning and loading process of the video files list is finished, VideoCacheView automatically detects the .flv video files splitted by YouTube Web site, and displays every chunk of splitted files as a single record.
The new 'Splitted Files Count' column displays the number of splitted files that the displayed record represents.
When you use the 'Copy Selected Files To...' option, VideoCacheView automatically merges all splitted files into one .flv that can be played in .flv player. The files are merged in the order of the created date/time of every file.
When you choose to delete a record containing splitted video files, all splitted files are deleted at once.
Fixed VideoCacheView to detect the correct cache folder of Firefox if the user changed it from Firefox config (browser.cache.disk.parent_directory).
Added option to display only files larger than the specified size (In 'Advanced Options' window)
Added 'Start As Hidden' option. When this option and 'Put Icon On Tray' option are turned on, the main window of MyEventViewer will be invisible on start.
Added 'Mark Non-Cached Files' option.
Fixed bug: while scanning, non-cached video files displayed on the main window, even if 'Show Non-Cached Files' option was turned off.
Fixed a problem with temporary flv files of Safari Web browser.
Added 'Explorer Copy' option, which allows you to copy the video filename to the clipboard and then paste it into a folder of Windows Explorer. Be aware that this feature doesn't work properly with temporary .flv files, because Windows Explorer cannot copy locked files.
You can also drag a video file from VideoCacheView into a folder of Windows Explorer or any other software that supports drag & drop of files.
Fixed bug: When using invalid filename characters on the 'File description to generate the filename' field, the copy video files action was failed. Invalid filename characters are now replaced with '-' character.
Fixed bug: The 'Open VideoCacheView' menu item of the tray icon didn't work.
Fixed the column labels on the 'Choose Process' window.
Added 2 accelerator keys.
Added 'Put Icon On Tray' option.
The title of the top web browser window is now automatically copied as the default filename in the 'Copy Video Files To...' window.
Added 'Mark Odd/Even Rows' option, under the View menu. When it's turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line.
VideoCacheView now displays the copied filename in the bottom status bar, when using the 'Copy Video Files To...' option.
The 'Copy Video Files To...' window now allows you specify a description text for the video file. This description text will be used to create a good readable filename, instead of creating meaningless filename, like 'flaCC69.flv'. For example: If you specify 'Great YouTube Video' as the description text, the video filename will be Great YouTube Video.flv
If this filename already exists and 'Copy as new name if filename already exists' option is checked, a counter will be added to the filename (For example: 'Great YouTube Video 1.flv', 'Great YouTube Video 2.flv', and so on)
Added 'Create NTFS hard link instead of copying the file' in the Copy Video Files To window. This feature is very useful for flash temporary files. As opposed to standard file copy, you can use this option even when the video file is not completely downloaded. After you close the window that played the temporary Flash file, the created hard link will contain a valid .flv file.
Be aware that you can create NTFS hard links only on the same disk volume of Windows.
* On Windows Vista/7/2008: The cache of Internet Explorer is now loaded from both the base cache folder and the 'Low' subfolder. (In the previous versions, only one of them was loaded, according to the last modified date/time of the index.dat file)
* Added 'Copy Filenames List' option.
* Fixed to work properly with the cache of Firefox 4 Beta.
* Fixed VideoCacheView to read the cache of Chrome Web browser even when it's opened and locks the cache files.
* Added option to use the 'Open With' feature on double-click. (In 'Advanced Options' window)
* The status bar now displays the total size of selected files in KB/MB. (Only existing files are accumulated)
* Added 'Open Selected File With' option, which allows you to play/open a video file with another application, instead of the default one.
* When you close a Web page with temporary flash video file, VideoCacheView now automatically removes the deleted temporary file, without the need to refresh the entire list (This change only works when 'Automatic File Size Refresh' is turned on).
* Fixed issue: VideoCacheView failed to detect .mp4 files if the server sent wrong content-type, like text/plain.
* VideoCacheView now allows you to choose what to do when you double-click on a video item - Show properties, play, or open URL in Web browser. (In 'Advanced Options' window)
* Fixed issue: When there was an opened Web page with a Java applet, VideoCacheView freezed completely, without even the ability to kill the process. VideoCacheView was released properly only after closing the Web browser page containing the Java applet.
* Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option. When this option is turned on, the column names are added as the first line when you export to csv or tab-delimited file.
* Added 'Automatic File Size Refresh' option. When this option is turned on, the file size of temporary .flv files is automatically refreshed, so you can easily watch the progress of the .flv download by the Web browser.
* Fixed bug: For some Web sites, the 'Content Type' value displayed for Firefox Web browser was incorrect.
* Fixed the problem with Firefox 3.6.4: Starting from this version of Firefox, the flash component is hosted is a separated .exe file (plugin-container.exe) instead of Firefox.exe, and that caused VideoCacheView to stop working with the temporary .flv files created by Firefox. This version of VideoCacheView fix the problem.
* Added 'Open File Folder' option.
* The video cache files are now listed during the cache scan process, instead of displaying them only when the scan process is finished.
* Added more command-line options to control which video items are displayed.
* Fixed bug: in some rare cases, VideoCacheView failed to locate the video files in the Temporary Folder.
* Added 'Stop' button to allow you to stop the video files scanning.
* Fixed a problem with crash/exception when reading the cache of Chrome Web browser.
* Fixed VideoCacheView to work with the cache index file of Opera 10.50
* Added 'Show Advanced Options Before First Load' under the Options menu. When this options is selected, you'll be able to choose the Web browsers that you want to use before the video list is loaded in the first time after you run VideoCacheView
* Improved the performances of scanning the cache of Internet Explorer.
* Added sorting command-line options.
* Fixed VideoCacheView to automatically detect the cache folder of Opera 10.
# Version 1.51:
* Added support for image files. Although this utility was created for extracting video files, some users requested to add image files. This options is disabled by default, because the cache may contains a lots of images.
* Fixed bug: In rare case, VideoCacheView crashed immediately after running it.
* Changed the 'Save Selected Items' option to 'Export Selected Items', because the word 'Save' confuse many users which think that this option save the video files themselves , while the real option that do this is 'Copy Selected Files To'.
# Version 1.50:
* Added new option (In Advanced Options): Scan also the Temporary Folder for the following Web browsers. Allows you to get the flash files in Temporary Folder of other Web browsers that are not supported by VideoCacheView. Simply add the .exe filename of the browser, and VideoCacheView will grab its Temporary Folder flash files too.
* Added /copyalltemp command-line option - Copy all .flv (Flash) video files currently stored in the temporary folder. This option is very useful if you have some opened browser windows with video from YouTube, Metacafe, or others, and you want to save these video files into the desired folder, without displaying any user interface.
* Added /copymms command-line option - Convert .dat file of MMS stream into .wmv file.
* Fixed bug: Under Windows Vista/Windows 7 - In some circumstances, VideoCacheView didn't display all video files in the cache.
* Fixed bug: Under Windows 7, VideoCacheView failed to display video files stored in temporary folder. (Be aware that even after fixing the bug, you still have to run VideoCacheView as admin in order to view the files in temporary folder)
* When installing VideoCacheView with the installer (VideoCacheView_setup.exe) - "Save All Opened Flash Videos" shortcut is added.
* VideoCacheView now also allows you to play .flv files from the temporary folder.
* Added support for .SWF files (By default, this option is not enabled, because the cache may contains a lots of .SWF files, most of them are advertising)
* Added support for working with the cache files of Google Chrome 2.x
* Added support for audio files. (useful for music/songs/ringtones Web sites)
* Fixed bug: In some systems, VideoCacheView didn't display all files from Firefox cache.
* Temporary Folder - If there is more than one temp folder (For example: c:temp and F:Documents and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsTemp), VideoCacheView will now scan both of them.
* Fixed issues with long/short filenames with Temporary Folder.
* In 'Advanced Options' - Added an option to choose another temp folder.
* Fixed the focus issue after closing the Copy dialog-box.
* Added 'Load video files from...' in 'Advanced Options'. (Filter by Browser types/temporary folder)
* Added support for the cache of Chrome Web browser.
* Added support for temporary flv files of Safari Web browser.
* Added support for video files stored in the cache of Opera Web browser.
* Added support for temporary flv files of Google Chrome Web browser.
* Added support for mms streams stored in IE cache.
* Added AutoComplete to filename/folder text-boxes.
* Dilog-boxes are now resizable.
* VideoCacheView now can also extract flv files from the temporary folder of Windows. (Cache Type = 'Temporary Folder')
* Version 1.09:
o The URLs in HTML report are now created as links.
* Version 1.08:
o Added support for saving as comma-delimited text file.
o Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to another application and then returned back to VideoCacheView.
* Version 1.07:
o Fixed bug: The browse folder button failed to work in the copy dialog-box.
* Version 1.06:
o Added 'Advanced Options' that allows you to select another cache folder for Firefox.
* Version 1.05:
o Added new option: 'Delete Selected Cache Files'.
o Added new option:'Copy as new name if filename already exists'.
o Fixed empty filenames bug.
o Added automatic filename extension according to the content-type.
* Version 1.02 - Another fix for Vista with User Account Control.
* Version 1.01 - Fixed the problem with Vista when User Account Control is turned on.
Works with FireFox too. Very convenient tool. Just one thing, I find I can't view flash files unless I save them first, although maybe it's the fault of my player. Nevertheless, it's free and it works.
excellent tool for saving videos from internet explorer.
Posted August 16, 2008 by vidalien.
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