Can I download a video file from URL?

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db120wpm
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Can I download a video file from URL?

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I would like to download a file from nbc.com so I can transcribe it. Can I cut and paste the URL directly into HandBrake in order to convert it to MP4?


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s55
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Re: Can I download a video file from URL?

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Nope. HandBrake is not a web scraping tool
musicvid
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Re: Can I download a video file from URL?

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I use 4k Video Downloader.
Rorchach91
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Re: Can I download a video file from URL?

Post by Rorchach91 »

The one I purchased, [Removed Dubious Product Reference] Video converter supports download from URL.
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