‘When Right Click ‘Save Target As’ Doesnt Work.’

November 29, 2008 § 1 Comment

Look, I sincerely believe that the SSAT should make this SWF file available, but also in a high quality version for use in all SSAT (and other) schools and colleges, youth facilities and even in government offices. A DVD compilation. I have left this as a request with SSAT but ….. in this ‘big boulder’ world this small pebble might not come to fruition. Sadly at present the student performances are not available at all. So if you want a copy of the presentations….. here’s PLAN B

Quick and simple,

OR, get a Flashget and tell it to automatically download the shockwave extention (*.swf)

For those of you who can not install programs this is a post to help you access SWF files or presentations for appropriate reasons. I would like to think the presenters would value you sharing their presentations and if I did not tell you how to do this, a simple Google Search would redeem 2 Millions answers and series a of Youtube videos that will guide you through the process.

‘When Right Click ‘Save Target As’ Doesn’t Work’ the link is a java…. look, you don’t care do you? You just want to download a copy of the video for use with your staff. (Remember this is a SWF file not 100% a video file but….. again, you don’t care.)

The video / presentation is stored somewhere. Your web browser knows where ‘somewhere‘ is. If it didn’t, the video wouldn’t be playing. So…

How to save SWF in IE browser

  1. Click Tools – Internet Options
  2. In the General Tab, click the Settings button available in the Temporary Internet Files group.
  3. Click View Files to open your Temporary Internet Files folder. Depending upon your IE settings, the Temp. folder can contain tens of thousands of files.
  4. Click View – Details. Now click View – Arrange Icons By – Internet Address. Depending upon the webpage, there could one or more Flash files (Shockwave Flash Object) under the Internet Address. Identify the exact file you want by looking at the URL or name / address of the file. Look for keywords.
  5. Once you find the right flash file, right-click and choose Copy. Then paste the swf file in your user area. Be sure to keep the page and IE open – just trust me on this.

How to save SWF in Firefox. Although a longer description, its easier.

  1. To access the ‘page info’, right-click in the window that the video is playing but not actual the video. You should be given a standard drop-down menu and choose ‘view page info’
  2. On the ‘page info’ popup, choose the ‘Media’ tab.

This tab shows the locations and information on any media on the page, images, music, and video files. There should be a list of items; each of these represents one media file used on the page. You know what you’re looking for!

Just to be sure, look for files with .swf or labeled ‘application/x-shockwave-flash’ or shockwave flash files or tagged as ‘embed’ by your browser. There should be only a few on these on the list. Identify the exact file you want by looking at the URL or name / address of the file. Again, look for keywords.

  1. Select the file you want.
  2. click the ‘Save As…’ and download the file.
  3. Once it has downloaded, open it and make sure it is correct and works. If it is the wrong file, fo back and download another file.

If you cannot open the file , right click on the file and choose ‘Open With…’, and select either your web browser or a program that can play .swf files.

Are you think these ICT people don’t get us non ICT people. Well I am trying to improve my empathy. If you still can not open/watch the file, you can download a FREE SWF file player.

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