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Watch FLV files on your media player

ohhh you may be wondering what .flv are. They are the kind of files you find on youtube, Google video and the likes. You can download those files using either Firefox extensions or various bookmarklets available…
After downloading using these few steps you can enjoy them on windows media player rather than various apps build for FLV playback which aren’t that good at all… so enjoy

First step :
Download and install ffdshow

Then :

  1. Download the packed binary file (build by “Celtic Druid”)
  2. Extract the filter file ( from the archive
  3. Copy the file to your “windows/system32” directory
  4. From the Start menu choose “Run” and enter: regsvr32

If you intend to uninstall the filter at any time run regsvr32 -u and remove the file.

Still didn’t understand how to do it, then watch this video on how to do the whole thing.

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September 9, 2006 Posted by | Firefox extensions, Scripts, software, Uncategorized, Web, Windows | 1 Comment

Redesign Google

Back in January designer Andy Rutledge took on the task of redesigning Google’s home page to make it, how shall we say, more designed. Of course, Rutledge doesn’t work for Google and we’ll never see it on–or will we? Tristan Dunn has put together a Greasemonkey script that replaces Google’s home page with Rutledge’s pretty “Google Redux” every time you visit. It’s pretty weird loading up Google’s home page to find something completely new and fresh. The script even checks for Google’s fancy holiday logos.

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March 16, 2006 Posted by | greasemonkey, Scripts, Web | Leave a comment

Download youtube and google videos

One of the frustrating things about websites that use Flash video is
that they rarely provide links to let you download the video files for
offline viewing or transcoding/syncing to portable devices like the Sony PSP, video iPod, or Creative Zen Vision.

Case and point: Google Video and YouTube. Neither of these websites allow you to download the video files. This type of lock-down is soooo Web 1.0.

Google Video Getter
YouTube To Me

to install these scripts you will need the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox.
After installing Greasemonkey, relaunch Firefox, then right-click the
links above and select “Install User Script.” Now whenever you browse
to a Google Video or YouTube webpage, you will see a prominent download
link at the top.

unmediated: Greasemonkeying with Google Video and YouTube

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January 5, 2006 Posted by | greasemonkey, Scripts | 10 Comments

Apple Trailer Download

Have you ever wanted to down load a movie trailer jusst to see it a gain or show it to your friends or what ever. then you must have tryed to make sence of the giberish in the trailer link when you try to download it..but help is at hand now or on top of every trailer when you install this greasemonkey script.
It Inserts hyperlinks to the full quicktime movies on Apple’s movie trailer pages

The script does two things:

  1. It inserts a new box below the links to Hight Definition trailer streams with links to the full quicktime movies
  2. It
    places a small apple logo at the upper left corner of normal (non HD)
    embedded movie trailers, which is also linked to the full quicktime
    movie of the trailer

There are three kind of trailer pages on Make sure to check the screenshots to see how this userscript works:

Install Apple Trailer script Apple Trailer Download

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January 5, 2006 Posted by | greasemonkey, Scripts | Leave a comment