You may have noticed right-mouse clicking on a video stream you’ve found on the net doesn’t allow you to save the video to store locally, whether on your desktop or on a flash drive, etc. This little Google Chrome trick will allow you to save the video file for watching later without the use of Wifi or data over LTE.
Step one is finding the video stream in Google Chrome, then opening up the Developer Tools like so.
Step two is locating the videoplayback link address within the Network pane of the Google Chrome Developer Tools.
Right-mouse click on the videoplayback link address and select Copy Link Address like so.
Open a new browser window, paste the link into the URL and hit enter. In this tutorial I use a different browser (Safari). You’ll now see the video playing natively in the browser with HTML5. You may right-mouse click within the video content to save the video stream as a solid file.
Name the file accordingly and save to a location of your preference. The file extension should be .mp4.