How to Download From Hypertext Transfer Protocol

by Mitchell White
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HTTP stands for "Hypertext transfer protocol." It's the prefix often used at the beginning of website addresses. If you're watching a movie that's streaming from a particular website, you can use the HTTP address to download the video playing on the site to your computer in the format of your choice. This allows you to watch the video in your own movie player even when you aren't online.

Step 1

Download and install YouTube Downloader. This program lets you use any YouTube HTTP website address to download the streaming FLV video to your computer. It's free to use, but the downside is that it only works with YouTube.

Step 2

Navigate to ConvertFiles website. This website can download any HTTP address you paste into the textbox there as a video file of your choice, such as WMV for Windows Media Player or MOV for Quicktime.

Try Zamzar. Enter your HTTP address into the first textbox and your email address in the second. This website allows you to send the video you want to your email address.


  • It can be illegal to download videos if you violate the copyright by doing so.


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About the Author

Mitchell White has been writing about fighting spyware, malware and other computer hardships for various websites since 2009. His work also includes research and articles on scientific and medical topics. White holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a specialty in writing, from Messiah College.

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