Parveen Sibal from Canada is looking for a method to download CNN IBN news videos to his hard drive just like he can save from YouTube and Google Video.

News videos from CNN IBN or CNBC TV18 (Moneycontrol) are served as streaming Flash Video FLV but the actual URL of the video is hidden inside some complex javascript. No problems, we can still download and save CNN or CNBC videos using the following steps:

1. Get URL Snooper from DonationCoder.com - it's a tiny utility that reveals the hidden locations of music and video files as they stream from the web onto your computer.

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2. Start URL Snooper and type video.tv18online.com in the Keyword Filter text box. Now click the Sniff Network button. [Not for NDTV 24x7 Videos]

3. Open the CNN IBN or Moneycontrol.com video webpage that you wish to download locally. As soon as the video starts to play in your browser, the URL Snooper will show a URL that resembles the following pattern:

video.tv18online.com.edgesuite.net/cnnibn/flvstore/ [for CNN IBN]

video.tv18online.com/cnbctv18/ [for CNBC Stock News]

Right click, copy the FLV video URL to the clipboard and download it inside Flashget or any other internet download manager.

You can play the FLV file using the free FLV player. [Related: Embed FLV Videos in Web pages]

This post is relevant for the CNN IBN site at ibnlive.com or CNBC TV18 site at Moneycontrol.com. For downloading videos from international news websites like CNN Pipeline, ABC News, CBS News, AP, TMZ and Reuters, use AOL videos website instead.

Disclaimer: Please check the Terms of Service before downloading videos from websites. Some sites may not permit users to download content on their computers.

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