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Save Web Video With Toast 10... How?

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One of the new features of Toast 10 is to Save web video to your hard drive. I can't find a menu or instructions on how to do it. Can someone point me to where in the manual the instructions are? I have a show from NBC that I want to record. I can view it from the computer, but it won't allow me to copy it to the HD. I want it on the HD so I can transfer it to my TIVO and watch in on the big screen. The actual file is at http://www.nbc.com/the-last-templar/ and I want to record the second half for the TIVO. Thanks in advance.

 

Russ

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I just tested with your link and it appears to work. The Web video capture only works with some sources.

 

Click the top button of the Toast Media Browser and select Web Video at the bottom of the list. Open your browser window and start playing the video you want to capture. If it is a supported format it appears in the Media Browser window. The recording begins automatically. When you close the browser window the recording ends. Drag the video from the Media Browser to the appropriate location in the main Toast window, such as DVD video in the Video window or Video Files in the Convert window.

 

Click the Edit button next to the title in the main Toast window and then the Video tab to access the editor for any trimming you want to do.

 

If nothing appears in the Media Browser window it means that streaming video cannot be captured by Toast.

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WOW! thanks for the info. I would have never thought to find the Media Browser and then scroll down to the Web option. I did what you said, and did not have a great success. What happened was once I started the web video Toast10 started recording. What it recorded was the advertisment for a care. It only recorded the audio, the video of the advertisment was just a black screen. When the advertisment ended, so did the recording. I could not get the recording to start again. Stopped Toast and restarted and it still would not start recording. Stopped the web video and started it again and toast started recording again, but just the advertisment, and only the audio, the video was still missing. Since this is just a TV program, is there a setting or adjustment I need to make? I guess a second question would be how to get Toast to keep recording even if a second 'session' or what ever the second starting of the video is? Thanks for such a fast response.

 

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WOW! thanks for the info. I would have never thought to find the Media Browser and then scroll down to the Web option. I did what you said, and did not have a great success. What happened was once I started the web video Toast10 started recording. What it recorded was the advertisment for a care. It only recorded the audio, the video of the advertisment was just a black screen. When the advertisment ended, so did the recording. I could not get the recording to start again. Stopped Toast and restarted and it still would not start recording. Stopped the web video and started it again and toast started recording again, but just the advertisment, and only the audio, the video was still missing. Since this is just a TV program, is there a setting or adjustment I need to make? I guess a second question would be how to get Toast to keep recording even if a second 'session' or what ever the second starting of the video is? Thanks for such a fast response.

 

Russ

I checked again and you are right. Only the ad is in the FLV format that Toast can capture. Toast automatically creates new recordings whenever the video changes in the Web browser. When the ad ends it should create the new recording of the movie but since it isn't doing this it means the format isn't one that Toast can capture.

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Thanks for the info. How can I find the information in the manual about which formats, such as FLV, toast can use along with their meanings? (What is FLV?). For my plan, recording the Last Templer it is not going to happen. Having the information on web recording would be nice to have should I want to try it again.

 

Hmmmmm. Any other programs out there that migh record web Video?

 

thanks again.

 

Russ

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Thanks for the info. How can I find the information in the manual about which formats, such as FLV, toast can use along with their meanings? (What is FLV?). For my plan, recording the Last Templer it is not going to happen. Having the information on web recording would be nice to have should I want to try it again.

 

Hmmmmm. Any other programs out there that migh record web Video?

 

thanks again.

 

Russ

I noticed that NBC is providing a program for downloading the video that works in Windows. It might work on a Mac if you have one of those Windows emulators.

 

FLV is Flash Video. It is common with the video sharing sites such as YouTube. I haven't seen a list of what other formats are supported but I do know that one.

 

I, too, would like to read an article from Roxio giving more detailed information about this feature.

 

 

 

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