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Downloading FLV video files from YouTube, MySpaceTV, and Google Video with Internet Download Manager
The new version of IDM 5.11 has been released. This version adds Complete Vista support, completely redeveloped scheduler, YouTube grabber that can download FLV videos from YouTube, MySpaceTV, MMS protocol support and the site grabber feature.
The new release of Internet Download Manager 5.11 build 8 also adds context menu items for downloading FLV videos in Firefox and other Mozilla based browsers. If you don't have this new menu item in Firefox or other Mozilla based browsers, you will need to reinstall idmmzcc.xpi extension. Pick "File->Open File..." menu item in the main menu of your browser and open idmmzcc.xpi file from IDM root folder ("C:Program FilesInternet Download Manager" by default). IDM will start downloading the video and show its standard download dialog. If the server has not specified the file name explicitly, IDM will name the file based on the web page title. You can also edit the filename, add a description, and change its path or category on this dialog.
It's also possible to add FLV extension to IDM list of downloadable file types in IDM "Options->File Types" tab to take over the download of all FLV videos. In this case videos won't be played in your browser. The videos will be downloaded by IDM, saved to your local disk, and can be played if you have an FLV player.
You should have an FLV player (or codec or video converter) installed to play FLV videos.