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Knowing that Youtube uses Adobe Flash which is compiled server side to deliver its video content, I am wondering how its possible to find a video's file name & location on the server?

This is a general question about the security of Adobe Flash and swf files on a server. If google can't protect the video files from offsite download using Flash, why is it so widely used?

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I'm not wanting to download a video. I'm looking for general information about how flash works and how Youtube is using it. –  Gabriel Fair Jan 2 '12 at 7:21

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There is a good post of how downloading is done (via the specific software in discussion) and how the files are converted to the required MPEG, AVI or MP3.

Hope this reading might help you to understand it a bit more and better

CodeProject - MyDownloader

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