Flash videos come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including older Flash animation videos and many online streaming videos that you find on social media and other platforms. For years Flash has been synonymous with online video, but the one caveat is that you need to be online and stream them.
Over the years there have been various ways to save or ‘download’ Flash videos, including third-party websites and browser plugins – but most have various limitations and may not always work. The only surefire way to be able to save any Flash video from any website or platform is to actually capture it from your screen, which is where Movavi Screen Recorder can help.
How to Capture and Save a Flash Video
Assuming you’ve already downloaded and installed Movavi Screen Recorder, you can set it up to capture and save a Flash video in a matter of minutes. Before you get started however, the first thing you should do is open up the Flash video that you want to save in your browser.
Next you should launch Movavi Screen Recorder and draw a frame over the video by clicking and dragging your mouse cursor. Try to be as accurate as possible, but if necessary you can adjust the frame later or use one of the presets under the ‘Capture Area’ section of the interface.
On the interface you should also look for the ‘System Audio’ icon and check that it is highlighted so that the Flash video’s audio is recorded. If it isn’t click on it, and similarly make sure the ‘Microphone’ icon is not highlighted so that you don’t accidentally record audio from it.
If you’d rather not sit and wait for the recording to be complete, click on the ‘alarm clock’ icon and set the timer so that it matches the duration of the Flash video. It is possible to schedule Movavi Screen Recorder to automatically start and stop recording at specific times as well, but not necessary in this case.
When you are ready, you can press the ‘REC’ button on the interface to start recording and then play the Flash video. If you didn’t set a timer, you should wait till the video is complete then press the ‘Stop’ button. In either case Movavi Screen Recorder will save the recording as an MKV video file and open a ‘Preview’ window.
While technically your Flash video will already be saved, you can go over it in the ‘Preview’ window and trim out any parts you don’t want then click ‘Save As’ to save it. If you’d like to use a format other than MKV then you can use Movavi Screen Recorder to save it at this point as well.
That should cover everything you need to know to capture and save any Flash video – but if you need further or more detailed instructions just head over to https://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-capture-flash-video.html.
Overall setting up Movavi Screen Recorder to capture a Flash video isn’t that difficult at all, and shouldn’t take much more than a minute or two. In fact the same applies for any other online videos that you’d like to save, or other content that you want to capture from your screen such as video calls, footage from apps, and so on.