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How to mislead video.google.com when you use a Windows-machine

One of my collegues asked me to download a video from video.google.com. He tried to download a file, but it is not in a AVI-file it is a VideoGoogleFile

I remember me that when you download it using Firefox and Linux it will offer you a AVI-file…
So here comes the trick… change your webbrowser ‘User Agent’ string into a Linux one, ie:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.7) Gecko/20060909 Firefox/1.5.0.7

The easiest way to do is:

For more information regarding User Agent strings take a look at Wikipedia.


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