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How to capture an online video stream and edit (convert into other formats, make a clip, etc.) it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? While on Windows, I used to use Real Player's 'Download This Video' extension.

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Please ask your second question in a new question. A question on AskUbuntu should only be asking 1 thing. –  njallam Sep 16 '12 at 9:58
Yeah! ask another question and expect it just to be closed because of "that was asked before". I strongly suggest you to run a search on this site for questions such as: "video editor", which will deliver lots of answers of which I recommend: askubuntu.com/questions/5911/video-editing-software-options and askubuntu.com/questions/58250/what-is-an-easy-video-editor. Good luck! –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo Sep 17 '12 at 16:03
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You can install some Firefox or Chrome plugin for doing that, such as Video Download Helper.

Or, for Youtube an other popular websites, you can use KeepVid, wich works on the browser.

For the second question, I suggest you to create a new one. I hope it works to you!

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Please remove your answer to the second part of the question. The OP is required to put his second question in another question, so wait for that to be posted and answer the second part on that one instead. Questions cannot contain two different questions. –  njallam Sep 16 '12 at 11:16
Sorry, I meant that I suggest him to create a new question, not answering the second question. –  Addison Montgomery Sep 16 '12 at 11:17
Oops! Sorry there, I misread your post, ;) –  njallam Sep 16 '12 at 12:18
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To convert videos into different format, handbrake is a handy tool.

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Try ClipGrab. ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.

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Try Keepvid downloader which is free and safe to use. I used to get loads of videos from web via this tool. Though it sometimes may not handle some clips which depend on the situations, you may still try the alternative free downloader: http://www.downloadavideo.net/online-downloader/sites-like-keepvid.html

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