Downloading a video from any website

As an aside, completely unrelated to software development, last night I browsed the web and found a video on a blog that I really wanted to save to my harddrive (because you never know if the blogger might take it down later). I tried really hard (yet unsuccesful) to remember what tool I used last time to do something like that, as I realised it should be possible with all those debugging tools present on my developer system.

That, and the brilliant guide at http://geeklad.com/download-flash-video-from-any-website quickly showed how to use the unsurpassed FireBug plugin for Firefox to quickly determine the actual video file. After that, saving it to my harddrive was as easy as clicking “Save to disk”. I will not repeat the steps here, credits go to geeklad.com, just read it over there.