URL Snooper

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URL Snooper can identify URLs that are hidden behind javascript or activex scripts. It can be used to identify the URLs for streaming video and audio files so they can be downloaded locally.

URL Snooper is a so-called packing sniffing program. You need to tell it to start ’sniffing’ the network before you launch the browser page that contains the multimedia files you want to download. Here’s what you need to know about it:

  • URL Snooper filters by multimedia sniffed URLs by default . If you’re looking for non-media URLs you can set it to ’show all’.
  • Can filter by keyword (or keywords). This is useful if you know something about the URL you’re trying to identify. For example, by filtering a specific domain name, you might increase your chances of honing in on the URL you want (assuming that the URL is from that domain name).
  • Allows user to set favorite URLs for quick access to these.
  • Allows user to define external application(s) that URL Snooper can default for streaming media downloads for quick access through the context menu.
This is a very powerful program that works really well. Note that Finding the URL you need will always invariably involve a bit of luck and some guesswork. Moreover, once you do find the URL you are after, you will in most cases need an external application that can download these. This can range from a download manager such as Flashget or RJL’s ’save any file’ service to software that can record streaming media, such as SDP downloader. (Try Flashget first; works best in my experience).

If you’re looking for or need this sort of thing, this program is a godsend. Note that this is registerware (you have to enter a valid email to get your free registration code).

Version tested: 2.17.01 beta

Compatibility: Windows 9x/2k/XP/VISTA.

Go to the program home page to get the latest version. Also check out the flash tutorial.