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How to Download Videos From MegaVideo

Everyone knows that YouTube has a serious competitor in the Internet market and its none other than MegaVideo. MegaVideo claims to beat YouTube with its new set of features and services.

This service will let you make money online by just uploading and sharing videos and is itself a complete repository of online videos just like YouTube. Though MegaVideo is far from beating YouTube but people have already started using it to share great videos but the problem is that you cannot download MegaVideo videos unless you are a premium member. On the other hand we have services like Online YouTube Downloader which let you download a YouTube video instantly to your PC.

Download Videos From MegaVideo

However with this little trick bought to you by HelloGiri you can easily download and save MegaVideo videos to your computer and watch them offline whenever you like.

  1. Open your MegaVideo video in your browser and let it load fully
  2. After you are done watching the video online, go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Settings -> View Files (For IE)
  3. Now you will get a large size file with long name and unknown type there
  4. Copy and paste that file at desktop, this file is the video file in flv format
  5. Rename it with flv extension, say e.g. MyMega.flv

I have tested the trick myself and it works great. See the screen below to get an idea what the file looks like and where to look for it (I tested the trick on Internet Explorer)

Notes:

  • Download and use FLV Player as you will be needing it to watch the downloaded videos.
  • Remember to close all browsers and applications while trying to copy the video file

Make sure you perform this trick using Internet Explorer and not Firefox. For Firefox users, they will have to manually themselves locate the Temporary Internet Files folder in order to get this trick to work.

Don’t forget to bookmark the post for future reference :)

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  • Giridhar August 29, 2007, 3:39 pm

    Thanx for linking me.I have done nothing with your URL in first comment, it came itself. It seems that your wordpress have different settings. Check it on other wordpress blog for your URL. Enjoy.

  • Caleb August 29, 2007, 10:36 pm

    Very helpful! Thank you!! Oh yeah, and after you get the file, you can go to http://www.media-convert.com and convert it to IPod or DVD

  • Dj Flush August 30, 2007, 3:14 am

    Giridhar Oh that was just a glitch I fixed it so no worries :) but I must say the tutorial made by you is awesome.

    Caleb Thanks for liking the trick and sharing an awesome resource for online file conversion.

  • mA*sEiRyo August 30, 2007, 9:08 am

    thanks for your suggestion

    i’m now trying to get it
    ,but it’s still didn’t work However I’ll try again**thanks

    • Nikita February 27, 2009, 10:26 am

      This doesnt work in Firefox. only in internet explorer. sorry mozilla users

      • sai May 17, 2010, 10:10 pm

        For mozilla firefox users too there is a way:)
        1)Type about:cache?device=disk in address bar and hit enter.
        2)Go to the cache directory mentioned on that page. It'll look something like below:
        Cache Directory: C:UsersYOUR ACCOUNTNAMEAppDataLocalMozillaFirefoxProfileswfe62nhk.defaultCache
        3)The files in the above directory are nothing but temporary internet files. As mentioned in the original post, locate the largest file and add .flv extension to it. And now play it with FLV player. Thats it.
        4) I'm using this trick from 2 years :) :)

  • ric August 30, 2007, 5:28 pm

    When i copy and paste the file onto the deskptop, it is in html. Am i doing something wrong?

  • Dj Flush August 30, 2007, 10:16 pm

    Try renaming it to *.flv :) though if you see the screenshot that I have posted here it shows that the file won’t have any extension at all.

  • megamoto August 31, 2007, 5:26 am

    unfortunately it copies the file to the TEMP folder. The file extension there is *.tmp. Those files CANNOT be copied.
    I extended the size of allowed data of the Temporary Internet Files Folder to >1GB. I don’t know why it copies the file in the TEMP folder and not in the TempIEFiles-Folder. Any Idea?

  • Dj Flush August 31, 2007, 5:51 am

    If you are using Internet Explorer then the full loaded video will be copied to Temporary Internet Files as cache which can be easily copied to your desktop and can be renamed.

    If you take a look at the screenshot you might figure out where to look for it. It worked perfect for me though.

  • Vhunter August 31, 2007, 11:58 am

    Ok These methods are so backwards…
    Firefox users justneed a program called download helper, it’s part of firefox’s addons…creates a tri-colored icon, and it works like a charm.
    go here:
    http://www.downloadhelper.net/install.php

    Then download MPCStar, which has a FLV player built in, to watch your .flv vids in full screen format.

    Have fun

  • ric August 31, 2007, 5:51 pm

    Yeah, i found it in my temporary internet files section, but the type of file it is under, is HTML document and is different to the screenshot of ur temporary file. And when i copy and paste it onto the desktop, it merely saves a link of it, so when i open it it goes directly back to megavideo.

    I’ve tried renaming it to Megavideo.flv, but alas it doesnt change the fact that its just a link to the video.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  • MovieGalaxy September 1, 2007, 10:58 pm

    Thanks, Some of the videos that I post are in MegaShare, great tutorial.

  • kimimaro September 2, 2007, 6:48 pm

    It really works thanx dude… 😀

  • boo September 9, 2007, 5:09 am

    I want to get the FLV code from megavideo so I can host a FULL movie on my site. I do not like the megavideo player at all. It’s ugly, YES?

    Anyway…
    But, I can’t seem to find a right site to do this.

  • TheOne September 9, 2007, 11:04 pm

    Hi all,
    I have created Megavideo link Decoder for you all. you can download it from

    http://rapidshare.com/files/54507995/MegaVideo_Decoder.xls.html

    This is beta version so comments & suggestions are most welcomed.

  • dare666 September 10, 2007, 8:08 pm

    Thanks man…it really works…but it takes several hour for me to find the file…if anybody have a problem just click “size” button so you can easily find it below which is the highest size.

  • videolinks September 12, 2007, 1:25 am

    Using Firefox download helper is a lot easier.

    just make sure to click CTRL while selecting the file to be downloaded which would show as an flv file already.
    And then using a download manager to download the actual URL(flv) and not the page URL(html), you don’t even have to finish the whole movie just to get the movie.

    Once downloading starts on your download manager, you can surf to other sites, close your browser and your download still continues.

    For more info, feel free to visit
    http://teresagiesecke.darktech.org

    • Linda February 21, 2009, 8:33 pm

      Hi, I have downloaded firefox download helper, but when I tried to download a movie (1hr and 30 minutes) long, it only let me download 18 minutes of it…? Can you help me figure out what’s wrong? Thanks

      • Saad Hamid February 21, 2009, 9:02 pm

        Its probably because Megavideo now puts a limit on the number of minutes of a video that a free user can watch daily.

  • o2bebe September 21, 2007, 8:09 am

    Im using vista’s IE, and i have no idea how to work this out.
    I tried looking for the file. but couldnt find any, help pls?

  • am991 September 30, 2007, 12:17 pm

    I managed to download the video but the problem is that when I rename it I can’t watch the video, even when I typed .flv

    Any1 have any idea why?

  • Dj Flush October 2, 2007, 11:18 pm

    Guys please leave this unreliable hack to download videos from MegaVideo as there is a more reliable service that will do the same job for you

    Take a look at ClipNabber

  • Brian October 6, 2007, 6:32 pm

    we have a second option to download videos from megavideo; with a tool that i found on http://ytc.dsnetwb.com and its name is smart media hunter, it can download the videos as flv or avi.

  • Lil Dude October 17, 2007, 3:46 pm

    Oh My God! This method really is a pain in the ass. Can you please explain it in a better way?

  • Dj Flush October 22, 2007, 3:08 am

    Please everyone use ClipNabber from now on and forget this trick.

  • Giloo October 22, 2007, 11:59 pm

    Great tutorial! Thanx so much. I’ve found that once in your temp internet files, if you sought the folder into file size (rightclick>sort by>size) the videos will all fall to the bottom of the page which makes finding them an easier task…

  • Richmond November 1, 2007, 4:41 pm

    Yes this trick is working but I have the easiest way to download it while watching. First download a Real Player 11 beta then go to Megavideo website using Mozilla put the cursor on the video about 3 seconds and then a Real Player toolbox will appear and download the file normally. If you have questions then please ask :)

  • maguire November 5, 2007, 9:18 pm

    I am using Mozilla. Just typed about:cache on the location bar and the fifth line would show the location of the temp files folder. Found the folder and I saw the flv file while the Megavideo was still downloading but when the video finished downloading it disappeared somehow. The video could still be watched but wasn’t able to save it afterwards.

    Does anyone know why? I mean does the adobe flash settings have anything to do with it? I guess I should copy it to my desktop just before the video finishes downloading. Please any ideas anyone?

  • The Real N@pster November 6, 2007, 9:17 am

    Hi…!

    I am Using IE-7 and initially there is no temporary files folder i the local settings…It is there as “Temp”.

    Then I checked whether any file is saving temporarily in the Temp folder while i was playing a MegaVideo file.

    Yeah! A file size was increasing exponentially…

    Then i thought … I can save this file… and rename it as “Example.flv”

    But the moment I closed Internet Explorer…suddenly that file was invisible…it got deleted somehow … I dont know how it happened.. the size was about 320MB..

    Please take care … and help me

    • Skilla December 23, 2009, 2:01 am

      it means when your browser is closed the file is deleted automatically becuase its a temporary file. try copying it to your desktop next video you try with. :)

  • OmnisOfBlades March 5, 2008, 12:53 am

    If you have youtube downloader you can convert any video to many different formats.

  • myvideolinks March 5, 2008, 5:36 am

    you should try saving it to another location while the browser is still open and the page is still on.

    Just copy and paste it and rename it to another location. :)

    hope that helps.

  • Thanks April 16, 2008, 4:52 pm

    Thanks for instructions but I was expecting something different.

  • Ahsen Junaid June 14, 2008, 2:27 pm

    Assalam-o-alikum
    or
    hi
    The thing is that this trick is very old i myself use
    http://www.clipnabber.com and http://www.keepvid.com to download the videos
    just have to copy the url of the video u r watching and place it on the site and click “Nab it” or downloadit it shows a link below and by clicking it the download of the video starts its very easy and also for mozilla firefox users there is an add-on of fire fox which download the video . it supports almost 100 sites just search for “Down them All” in google and download the addon then open the page of the video click the video link shown above right to the address bar a 3 colored balloon wil be present with an arrow click the arrow and then the link shown
    please reply to me
    ahsen_j@hotmail.com
    Goodbye
    Allahhafiz

  • Senix July 3, 2008, 4:03 pm

    You could open the downlaod link for megavideo in safari, there you can download the .flv instantly 😉

  • Hannah July 18, 2008, 12:34 pm

    Thank you sooooooooo much! :)

  • James July 29, 2008, 5:24 am

    Hi All.

    I have to second the realplayer idea. I am using it to download a movie off of megavideo right now, and it works perfectly!

  • ehcomunicacion August 11, 2008, 11:19 am

    Great tip

  • Mark August 14, 2008, 4:53 pm

    Thanks, I’ve been trying to download the Anime Episodes I’ve been watching at http://www.youranimenow.com

    Thanks to this I can download them now 😀

  • Chess October 9, 2008, 12:23 am

    I dunno about you all but it works fine on my laptop! Hehehehehe I’ve downloaded tons and tons of videos, not just from Megavideo but practically every website that features flash videos!

    Good job!

  • chris latimer October 29, 2008, 8:33 pm

    Personally am using the Firefox download helper and thats working fine for me so am happy.

  • Lemur November 11, 2008, 3:43 am

    Clipnabber and other websites aren’t working with MegaVideo anymore… And when I go to my temp. files (through the folder, about:cache, etc.) they aren’t showing up. My Unplug (for Firefox) isn’t finding them anymore, either.

    I guess MegaVideo has fixed it so people can’t download their files anymore..?

  • Ramin November 18, 2008, 2:35 am

    O man this sht helped me alot, thanks bro

  • John Bower December 13, 2008, 11:04 am

    I use vid23.com … it gets me the original video’s link that only premium members were able to get. but with this site, anyone can get the URL :)

    • Ralextheoncq December 15, 2008, 6:05 am

      God bless your little heart J. Bower! I didn’t think I’d ever be able to download off of megavideo again.
      ever grateful,
      Ralex

    • joe January 4, 2009, 1:13 pm

      THank you soo much dudee!! you saved mee a couple hundred bucks!!

    • Klaudia March 20, 2009, 4:09 am

      Thanks for this awesome link!

    • Klaudia April 13, 2009, 10:09 pm

      Vid23 doesn’t work anymore :(

    • Sun Zhu August 4, 2010, 4:39 am

      shit dont work……bullshit.

  • Curious Mind February 12, 2009, 4:12 pm

    Download video’s from Megavideo how to,

    Step 1: Have Firefox installed

    Step 2: Install Adblock+

    Step 3: Play video

    Step 4: In Firefox go to “Tools/Options/ and unclick Javascript”

    Step 5: Open Adblock plus “Blockable items on page thingy, scroll down to where it will say e.g. “http://www528.megavideo.com/files/Random Shiz/”, copy this address in browser window, save file, rename it “whateveryouwant.flv”

    Step 6: Watch it,personally I use Media Player Classic installed but you can use VLC Media player to watch it plus its free :)

    VLC Media Player

    And remember sharing is caring!

  • Shensen February 23, 2009, 6:57 am

    Good job finding that site, but the conformation code dosent show up (as if the picture is missing). I dont know what code to put in, so i cant use the site. does that happen to anybody else?

  • Shisho February 24, 2009, 1:23 pm

    Hello, there is an easyer way to download from megavideo without account directly to an avi file, I found this program:

    http://www.movier.tv

  • nomad March 23, 2009, 4:35 pm

    I tried downloading movies with the Realplayer video download feature AND the Firefox add-on but those tools only download a certain amount of the movie. Like 64 minutes downloaded only. I need help with downloading movies!

  • Theresa June 1, 2009, 8:49 am

    OMG it works!! thankyou so much!! that was brilliant! i didn’t know you could take videos like that!

  • atiq June 6, 2009, 12:31 am

    That was an old trick but easiest.

  • Randomer June 7, 2009, 5:21 pm

    Clipnabber doesn’t work for megavids anymore and I’ve tried your method and it still doesn’t work. Is there any other way to download the videos? Please help, and thanks =D

  • Randomer June 7, 2009, 5:25 pm

    It’s Ok! Fixed it! cheers shisho!

  • Me June 8, 2009, 5:31 am

    it doesnt work anymore!!!! it works on youtube though

  • Tomis June 21, 2009, 2:17 am

    Does this work for youtube

  • belle June 27, 2009, 12:21 pm

    It seems after i've downloaded a video, the next day i can't watch any videos from megavideo! The page just goes blank and i can't even press play. Is megavideo down? Can someone help me?

  • michael June 28, 2009, 7:00 am

    may i convert to a mpeg file

  • tomas June 29, 2009, 3:00 am

    otra mierda,y chrome

  • AFTAlonzo June 30, 2009, 7:29 pm

    Because I'm not a premium member, I can't watch the whole movie without it stopping halfway through and then having to wait an hour before I can pick up where I left off. Do I just let the movie load without having to actually hit play?

  • dave09 July 1, 2009, 7:13 am

    hi..

    try http://hold-tube.com, they have features to download video from megavideo and another video sites. They support to download video files in different video formats
    (flv, 3gp, HD, HQ, MP4 – depend on video sites)

  • AFTAlonzo July 1, 2009, 7:33 pm

    After downloading the video, is there any other online converters for .flv to .mp4? I've tried media-convert.com vid23 but they haven't worked for me.

  • AFTAlonzo July 2, 2009, 12:33 am

    After downloading the video, is there any other online converters for .flv to .mp4? I've tried media-convert.com vid23 but they haven't worked for me.

  • sai July 11, 2009, 7:11 am

    i am very satisfied with ur solution.,i can get all the req.videos from the megavideo.

  • hakatak August 2, 2009, 10:12 am

    Video cleaner pro from riverpast if u want to convert to wmv,avi,mpg …
    Wait for movie full load b4 save , no need premium account

  • Avindra G August 3, 2009, 9:34 am

    I just made a script for this, check it out:

    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/54936

  • Linda August 4, 2009, 10:30 pm

    Hi, I have downloaded firefox download helper, but when I tried to download a movie (1hr and 30 minutes) long, it only let me download 18 minutes of it…? Can you help me figure out what's wrong? Thanks

  • dopple August 23, 2009, 11:57 am

    If you are using linux, you can pause the video and then open your /tmp/ directory. The paused video should be there.

    • init1 January 30, 2010, 4:50 pm

      Wow this works great! Assuming that you're running X. And Firefox. And have the flash player installed. Which is assuming a lot. Tools like clive and youtube-dl don't require any of those, but they don't support megavideo

  • Hasini August 28, 2009, 3:35 am

    wow! it works! thank you!

  • nick1001 September 5, 2009, 7:42 am

    Thank you very much for a useful info!

  • El Marginado September 15, 2009, 6:29 pm

    If you are a Firefox User, can do it easyer.

    You could install a litle complement called DOWNLOAD HELPER and this program do exactly than you need

  • Dont like to giv name September 26, 2009, 3:44 pm

    too bad…….
    is thr any other ways 2 download it????
    without wastin too much time???

    • suoko September 27, 2009, 7:33 pm

      the /tmp solution is the easiest

  • araheem October 26, 2009, 10:55 am

    Its work perfactly….but if clip start/stored from beginning….if we start from any portion…then its stored in int.temp. folder as 255788(1) , its not play.

  • menchester03 October 30, 2009, 11:19 am

    Wow! this is great & really helpfull to me. And I am sure that I will definitely promote this website with my URL

    http://easyearnings.150m.com

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  • megaaathma October 30, 2009, 8:40 pm

    does not work any longer

  • mega aathma October 31, 2009, 1:40 am

    does not work any longer

  • aadi October 31, 2009, 11:53 am

    thanxs… m the mew user for this site and i wanted to download these movies from megavideo, but every time i try to download, it works for while then suddenly gets failed.. i hope that your trick might work.. surely i'l try this.. thanxs………………

  • achmadz November 4, 2009, 12:53 pm

    Hello,
    in case someone looking for some alternative MegaVideo downloader (other than posted on comments above), I've created my own MegaVideo downloader. Here's the site:
    http://www.megavideodownloader.com
    let me know if there's something wrong with my site.

    • bunt November 5, 2009, 8:20 pm

      megavideodownloader is awesome man.

    • toyma November 15, 2009, 8:01 am

      Hello,

      tried your site. I hated the survey thing. Even if you register for the lotto thing, you can't download the file. Loss of time

      • achmadz November 15, 2009, 9:37 am

        Hi,
        Alright.. I've enabled “Close” button for the survey so you can skip it, but in exchange please visit the sponsors/ads. Once a day is enough, I think it's a fair for both of us, isn't it?

      • useless April 27, 2010, 1:14 pm

        id use your site and even jump the hoops if it didnt want to enroll me in a spam game and charge me for the privilege EVERY DAY!

  • peterseller November 11, 2009, 12:05 am

    If using a MAC – download the free “Flash Video Downloader 2″. Open the Megavideo Page with the movie. Copy the URL and insert it in the “FVD2″. Insert the name of the movie – press download. Thats it. After downloading – use a FLV Player to watch. ;_)

  • hidayath November 19, 2009, 2:43 am

    hello sir

    i am using awhoo.com to watch movies and it is the site which uses megavideo ( i mean all the movies are uploaded in megavideo ) but the thing is when i begin the movie it will play for 62 minute and ask me to wait for some time

    ok here is the question
    i have also installed internet download manager in my computer and in my browser so when any video is playing in the browser it will ask me to download where i can click download button and start downloading it. but

    point 1. it will download till the permission which is allotted (it can not download full length movie) and stops in some where in the middle
    point 2. when i restart the download it will not continue from where it left
    point 3. if i start downloading it from the middle of the movie and save it to my computer then the file does not play in any player even in flv player (even i have changed the extention)

    is their any other way where i can download the full length movie with out taking any risk also with good clarity for free

  • FokrulA1 December 1, 2009, 8:16 pm

    i dnt understand the third instuction plz help

  • FokrulA1 December 1, 2009, 8:22 pm

    is it different with windows vista

  • twins December 3, 2009, 6:55 pm

    I use : http://www.megavideodownload.fr
    works well =)

  • flvhater December 7, 2009, 11:33 pm

    Why does everything download in flv? Really.

  • Michael December 21, 2009, 7:46 am

    Thank you for telling me the right thing
    thanks again.
    http://freeworkfromhome.110mb.com

  • Watch Movies Online December 28, 2009, 2:43 pm

    yooooo thanks for the tips, i will try this soon :)

    • sienna January 22, 2010, 8:04 pm

      hi baby

  • jim January 6, 2010, 5:37 am

    I can not download videos from youtube with real player. Anyone can help?

  • init1 January 30, 2010, 9:50 pm

    Wow this works great! Assuming that you're running X. And Firefox. And have the flash player installed. Which is assuming a lot. Tools like clive and youtube-dl don't require any of those, but they don't support megavideo

  • josh February 20, 2010, 12:45 am

    i neeed 2 download soething that can beat megavideo i can only watch half of stuff help needed please

  • josh February 20, 2010, 5:45 am

    i neeed 2 download soething that can beat megavideo i can only watch half of stuff help needed please

  • AS April 27, 2010, 9:29 pm

    better way to download install Jdownloader, will download it easily. no need to fully load either…..

  • Loren May 23, 2010, 8:41 am

    i have followed all the instructions exactly but when i copy it to desktop is copies as a file not a video? im not sure what to do.

  • TungHee May 24, 2010, 2:35 am

    great ! thanks alot

  • amelia May 27, 2010, 4:15 pm

    Thank you so much that is freakin amazing!
    love love love

  • chris June 23, 2010, 12:51 pm

    it doesnt work i try it

  • Christosmarkantonis June 23, 2010, 12:52 pm

    i cannot find it why ??
    i have internet explorer

    • Mosey911 June 23, 2010, 5:05 pm

      try….movier.tv

  • Ranjith k July 10, 2010, 12:47 am

    supper my megatv

  • Den_kyle2000 August 23, 2010, 10:39 pm

    do i copy d whole lot of files that came up to my laptop?? and how do i kno which one?

  • Manga_panda September 3, 2010, 6:55 pm

    I guess I have another version of internet explorer and due to that, can’t download the file that way, anymore….anyone there who could help me?

  • Irfan_genious November 21, 2010, 6:06 pm

    hello

    u are all sharing the great things
    but mega video are not fools

    i wana down load 2 hour movie
    fire fox starts burrering the video
    and at 52 mints or 72
    its band is full and cache stops

    i use many soft wares
    after coping some amount of movie
    it says server was Reset
    and u should start it from begining
    every time the same problem

    if i try to down load second half part by cache or some other software
    the flv file is corroupted
    VLC only plays that file but no video
    only fast audio

    i need help
    plzzzz

  • Irfan_genious November 21, 2010, 6:07 pm

    hello

    u are all sharing the great things
    but mega video are not fools

    i wana down load 2 hour movie
    fire fox starts burrering the video
    and at 52 mints or 72
    its band is full and cache stops

    i use many soft wares
    after coping some amount of movie
    it says server was Reset
    and u should start it from begining
    every time the same problem

    if i try to down load second half part by cache or some other software
    the flv file is corroupted
    VLC only plays that file but no video
    only fast audio

    i need help
    plzzzz

  • Guest February 16, 2011, 10:19 am

    What about on a mac?

  • Dixit Shridhar July 11, 2011, 4:43 am

    Earlier this trick was workig but now when i play megavideo no big file appears in tem int file

  • Dixit Shridhar July 11, 2011, 4:43 am

    Earlier this trick was workig but now when i play megavideo no big file appears in tem int file

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