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Old 22-03-2008, 16:36
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Stupid question but I just wondered.

I was watching an instructional video from www.videojug.com (about how to fix a dripping tap) - and wondered if having watched it - it is still on my computer. (I'm no plumber but was hoping to have a go at fixing the tap).

I'm not really 'into' computers either - hence my question.
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Old 22-03-2008, 16:52
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Stupid question but I just wondered.

I was watching an instructional video from www.videojug.com (about how to fix a dripping tap) - and wondered if having watched it - it is still on my computer. (I'm no plumber but was hoping to have a go at fixing the tap).

I'm not really 'into' computers either - hence my question.
I was wondering the same thing about YouTube etc.

I am guessing there are temporary files and are cleared when you delete the browsing history from Internet Explorer or Clear Private Data using Firefox.

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Old 22-03-2008, 16:53
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I was watching an instructional video from www.videojug.com
I suspect jugs were involved but not sure about the rest.
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Old 22-03-2008, 17:00
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I can assure you that jugs hold not interest for me at all.

Neither do dripping taps.
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Old 22-03-2008, 17:07
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Admit it you were watching porn at work and worried you're gonna get caught
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Old 22-03-2008, 17:41
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To the OP: If you take no action to remove the video then, yes it is still there on your PC.

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Old 22-03-2008, 17:46
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I was wondering the same thing about YouTube etc.

I am guessing there are temporary files and are cleared when you delete the browsing history from Internet Explorer or Clear Private Data using Firefox.

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Not with Youtube - that is not a video file but a flash file, and so not downloaded when you play it.

Video files are.
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Old 22-03-2008, 18:32
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Not with Youtube - that is not a video file but a flash file, and so not downloaded when you play it.

Video files are.
Its not as clear cut as video or not. You can still stream video of the internet. When its streamed thats when its not save on your pc. If you watch something on the bbc player, thats a video but only streamed.
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Old 22-03-2008, 19:14
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Old Youtube vids (Flash v.7/8) used to be stored on your PC in the temp internet files. This isn't the case with v.9.

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Old 22-03-2008, 19:15
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Old Youtube vids (Flash v.7/8) used to be stored on your PC in the temp internet files. This isn't the case with v.9.

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does that mean if you find an old video now, it will still be stored? like starwars kid for example
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Old 22-03-2008, 19:18
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It will almost certainly be saved on your PC. When you load a youtube video, you see the amount it's buffered going up, hopefully faster than the amount it's playing by (and therefore not freezing). That's because it's downloading the video to your computer.

However, it will be cleared when you leave the page, so it's not an issue.
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Old 22-03-2008, 19:18
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does that mean if you find an old video now, it will still be stored? like starwars kid for example
You should already have a hard-copy of Star Wars Kid anyway!

Seriously, I'm not sure. AFAIK all vids are ported across to v.9 and therefore are not stored on your machine. I may be wrong but this is what it would seem.

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Old 22-03-2008, 19:53
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Admit it you were watching porn at work and worried you're gonna get caught

Well with the mess I've made I probably should have done!

I am of course talking about WATER everywhere.
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Old 22-03-2008, 19:54
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To the OP: If you take no action to remove the video then, yes it is still there on your PC.

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Thanks. So if I want to find it what file extension (presumably i search on that) would I look for?
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Old 22-03-2008, 19:58
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Thanks. So if I want to find it what file extension (presumably i search on that) would I look for?
That depends on what video you viewed. Go the original file on the said site and look at the filename and extension - search for that.

A quicker and more convenient way would be to clear your temp internet files or cache depending on your browser.

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Old 22-03-2008, 20:02
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Thanks Dave
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Old 22-03-2008, 20:05
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No problem.

If in doubt, use ccleaner - that will get rid of it provided you browser/media player is supported.

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Old 22-03-2008, 20:17
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Thanks. I was looking to find it again tomorrow without having to be online. More woes ,but my router is being being borrowed for a short time (long convoluted irrelevant story...) so it just means if I need to access the info meanwhile then I can.
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Old 23-03-2008, 22:22
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The video will be in your C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Local Settings\Temp folder as a .tmp file. View all files with the details option and order by "date modified" to find the most recent file you've been looking at. Then use unlocker! to copy the file, rename the file extension to .flv and use flvplayer to watch it. Simple.

Unlocker! is here http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

flvplayer is here http://www.download.com/FLV-Player/3...-10467081.html

This also works for Youtube videos but if you're using Firefox there's probably an extension to let you save Youtube videos.
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Old 23-03-2008, 22:58
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if you're using Firefox there's probably an extension to let you save Youtube videos.
VideoDownloader.

Either use the direct download option on the webpage, or install the Ffx extension below that.
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Old 24-03-2008, 11:45
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there is a site called vixy.net that will convert the video to the format you want and then will download it for you
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Old 24-03-2008, 16:17
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Thanks for all the replies.

My tap is fixed -without the need for me to relook at the video.

Now where were all those dodgy videos...
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Old 24-03-2008, 17:35
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doggy videos ?......... oh dodgy, LOL
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