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Download Flash Movies, .FLV, from Any Web Site Using FireFox

Downloading Flash movies from any web site is easy using FireFox with the FlashGot plugin. Once installed you will be able to download any Flash movie with ease and then once downloaded use any number of applications to convert to whatever format you want. To accomplish downloading a Flash movie and converting to .mp4 format follow the directions below.

  1. Install FlashGot Add-On: First open FireFox and visit this URLfor the FlashGot add-on. Click the “Add To FireFox” green button located in the middle of the page. A new window will open that ticks away a couple of seconds and then allows you to click an “Install Now” button. Click that button at which time you will be required to “Restart FireFox”.

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How to Watch CNN Videos on iPhone or iPod Touch

CNN videos will not play most of the time on the iPhone or iPod Touch when attempting to access them right from cnn.com. After some searching and weeding through sites that claim to allow you to play embedded flash videos from your iPhone I located vTap. This site actually does allow you to convert videos on the fly and play them through a playlist organized on vTap.com and its all really easy.

To watch CNN video on your iPhone just follow the below instructions. This should also work for most other sites out there that you are having a hard time viewing the video on your iPod Touch or your iPhone.