We recommend you to try to capture streaming media from Hi5 using a FREE demo version of Replay Media Catcher. Note that even if you buy Replay Media Catcher, it comes with 30-day unconditional money back gurantee, so you have nothing to lose anyway.
hi5 is one of the top 20 most visited sites on the Internet. As of January 2009, hi5 has over 60 million active members.
In hi5, users create an online profile in order to show information such as interests, age and hometown and upload user pictures where users can post comments. hi5 also allows the user to create personal photo albums and set up a music player in the profile. Users can also send friend requests via e-mail to other users. When a person receives a friend request, he or she may accept or decline it, or block the user altogether. If the user accepts another user as a friend, the two will be connected directly or in the 1st degree. The user will then appear on the person's friend list and vice-versa.
Some users opt to make their profiles available for everyone on hi5 to view. Other users exercise the option to make their profile viewable only to those people who are in their network. The network of friends consists of a user's direct friends (1st degree), the friends of those direct friends (2nd degree) and the friends of the friends of direct friends (3rd degree).
How to capture HTTP .FLV free streaming videos with Replay Media Catcher 3.11 from www.hi5.com on Windows 7, Vista or XP
Launch Replay Media Catcher. It appears like this:
Click the Start Recording button. (Note: With many web-sites it is necessary to click the Start Recording button before navigating to the site. So please start recording before opening Hi5 in your web-browser.) The button changes like this:
Launch your web-browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome...) and navigate to www.hi5.com.
Note that we recommend to launch your web-browser from Replay Media Catcher by clicking Record -> Launch Default Browser.
Play the free streaming videos you want to capture from Hi5. Files recorded from www.hi5.com (and other web-sites) start appearing in the files list like this:
Once recording starts, you don't need to watch what you're recording. You can stop watching or listening, leave www.hi5.com, and go play something else to capture. Recording continues automatically.
Click Stop Recording when you're finished recording media streams from Hi5 and other web-sites.
How to Extract MP3's from FLV video files recorded from Hi5
If you've ever watched an FLV video from Hi5 (or any other Flash Video file), and wanted the soundtrack, Replay Media Catcher has a tool you can use to extract the audio as an MP3 file. Here's how to do it:
Select Tools, Extract MP3 from FLV from the menu.
Locate the FLV file from Hi5, and select Open. The Extract MP3 screen appears:
Set the name of the MP3 file as you like it (For example, you can leave the name of the FLV video from Hulu Hi5 and just change the extension to .MP3), and click Save.
Your MP3 file will be created in seconds.
Note that the FLV extraction tool of Replay Media Catcher allows you to convert FLV files to MP3 losslessly (i.e. you won't lose any quality when extracting MP3 audio tracks from Hi5).
How to capture HTTP .FLV free streaming videos with Replay Media Catcher 3.11 from www.hi5.com on Mac OS X
Freeware Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems like Mac OS. With freeware Wine for Mac OS, freeware WineBottler for Mac OS, shareware Crossover for Mac OS you can install and run Windows applications just like you would in Windows. You don't need a Windows license to run Replay Media Catcher on Mac OS:
How to install and run Replay Media Catcher on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
How to capture HTTP .FLV free streaming videos with Replay Media Catcher 3.11 from www.hi5.com on Linux
Video tutorial: How to use Replay Media Catcher 3.11 (Hi5 downloader) to record streaming audio and video from web-sites like www.hi5.com
Hi5 offers free streaming videos. It broadcasts HTTP .FLV streams.
Legal note: Is it legal to capture free streaming videos from Hi5?
All-streaming-media.com is not affiliated with Hi5 (www.hi5.com), nor the company that owns the trademark rights to Hi5. This tutorial is provided for educational purposes only. Replay Media Catcher is intended for use as a personal archiving tool only. Please respect the rights of the copyright holders of any material you capture. If you like a broadcast you've recorded, please buy the media! Our web-site is not intended to be a replacement for the media stores, rather it allows you to listen/watch and make an educated purchase.
Links to Hi5, Replay Media Catcher and other Hi5 downloaders
I can't capture from Hi5 with Replay Media Catcher. What should I do?
If you have problems recording/downloading/ripping audio/video streams from Hi5 using this tutorial, please post about it in our Streaming audio/video recording forum. The following links may also help you to find a Hi5 downloader/ripper: