Sometimes after watching a video on your web browser, you may want to save the video on your system so that you can view it anytime you want. If you’re thinking about downloading the videos using some kind of downloader, then all you are doing is wasting you bandwidth and time. Because you have already watched the video, and whenever you view an image or video on your web browser, it actually gets saved temporarily in the web browser cache. Now what’s the use of downloading the same video again using a download manager, all you need is a way to extract the currently viewed video from your web browser cache.
Video Cache View is a tool which scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer, Mozilla based Web Browsers like Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome and finds all the video that are currently stored in it. It even allows you to easily save the cached video files to another user-defined folder for viewing or watching them in future. If any of your media players is currently assigned as a default player for flv files, then you can directly watch or view video from video cache view.
How to download video from browser cache using Video Cache View
After downloading Video Cache View, you’ll see that this tool doesn’t require installation or any additional DLL files in order to run. Just double-click on the executable (Video Cache View.exe) file. Now Video Cache View will scan your web browser cache including Windows temporary folder for any stored video. It may take about 5-30 seconds for Video Cache View to completely scan the web browser caches.
You’ll see a list of videos, you can choose to either play these videos with Play Selected File or you can copy any of the video to another folder with Copy Selected Files To.
Sometimes the video is not available in your browser cache, and it will be showed in Video Cache View with “In Cache = No”, you can use Open Download URL or press F8 in order to download the video. You can even copy the URL of the video files by using Copy Download URL or by pressing Ctrl+U.
Video Cache View works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. It has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Closing Words: Saving videos with Video Cache View is much better option if you have already viewed the files on your web browser, as downloading them again is simply a waste of bandwidth and your time.