Ustream Video Downloading Recommendations

As some of you may know already, Ustream has set a limit on the amount of storage space a broadcaster can have on their servers.  As of, 2/26/2012, Ustream will delete older/least viewed videos until I am under the allowed storage space.  A lot of my older/least viewed videos will be deleted.  After some research I have found several free programs that will enable you to download and save any or all videos I have available on Ustream.  I realize there are many web browsers, so I have picked the ones that have worked for me.  These are both PC and MAC friendly.  The process to download the program on to your computer is very easy.  All three of my suggestions below provide tutorials on how to download videos to your computer.  Please follow the steps carefully and take your time – They all work!  I tried all 3.  The hardest part for me was the length of time for the actual video to download – one of my classes took 45mins to download.  Nice thing is once you start downloading you can close out of Ustream and the downloader will continue to download the video—you don’t have to listen to me, LOL!

I do recommend that you create a folder on your Desktop so you know exactly what folder to select when it’s time to download the file. 

My personal favorite is the Real Player.  But all work just fine.
Internet Explorer Downloader


Real Player Downloader – works with all web browsers


Firefox Downloader

To access the member conversation regarding the Firefox downloader, you have to be a member of my Ning Site (link provided above). If you are not a member then you can go directly to the TheKraftyKow.  The Krafty Bull created an easy to follow tutorial for the Firefox Downloader.

I am sure one of the recommendations above will work for all.  Thank you. 


  1. If anyone has the Christmas folio tutorial ( I think the video was named Occasions Folio) please contact me as it was to be my next project and without the video tutorial I might not make it :-) syljab(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. I’m so sad I’ve had such a crazy work week that I completely forgot about ustream deleting videos. I think it’s really messed up they deleted so much. I can’t believe the suitcases are gone! :'( I took the videos for granted and now I can’t complete my suitcase. I work best off visuals. Is there any chance of getting back? Does this mean now When a new ustream is loaded an old will deleted?

    Sad NYer

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Kathy, it took me so long to figure out how to download with IE, then nothing comes out. Then later I DL the IEdownload helper and upgrade it, then I am able to download. But bad news is by the time, I know how to download, my quota is up and they don’t allow me to download. So I am my download quota. By the time I have it, the videos I. The ustream are gone. I was so sad and depressed. I only got to download your latest videos. Do you by any chance know anyone can help me and email to me @ . I really desperate want it cos I have bought some of your tutorials which I haven’t do yet. Help!

  4. Kathy – did you by any chance download your previous videos on ustream? I downloaded the Real one – but it wanted to grab all of my other media – all my pics and I didn’t want that do I un=installed it. My heart is broke that those videos are now gone. I refer to them all the time.

  5. I am in the same situation as rainy day. I work ful time and only had my evenings to work on it. Plus my daughters 1st birthday was on the 24th so I was planning on spending the next day downloading. What a sad day the 25th was. I was able to download up to domestic goddess. If anyone has the rest I would pay for it. I need my Kathy Videos.

  6. I only got the ads as well. I have several of the kits and wanted to watch the videos to help with things I may not have understood. URRR! Is there any way at all to get them?

  7. They have all gone! Theres now only 2 pages of videos :( Didnt get chance to download any as my laptop was completely messing up!!

  8. Kathy, I am so sad I couldn’t download all the videos!! Please, tell me you have them stored somewhere else so we can still watch them…or a link for downloads…anything!!
    Desperation here!!!!

  9. Well, all, I have been downloading for days like a mad woman and low and behold this morning, 2/25, NOT 2/26 as advertised, MOST of the videos disappeared! I am heartbroken :-( This is a PITA!!! Can I get them from anyone out there? Thanks so much!!

  10. Did all the videos disappear already? I thought I had until tomorrow to download but I don’t see any videos before 2012! I would also appreciate getting the older tutorials on dvd, itunes, etc. I’m new to mini-albums and to Kathy’s style so did I miss out big time on getting some great ideas/tips???? Help!

  11. The Realplayer download had been working for me.. but for some reason I am not able to get teh Secretary Part 2 to play in USTREAM! All of the others play (and record) just fine.. but not that one. Help!!

  12. Hi Kathy, I also can’t down load the Valentine Hinge that I bought. I sure hope I didn’t buy it for nothing and can’t use it. I just love Valentine Hinge system, but what good is it to me if It doesn’t work, I just am very frustrated..Can you please help me.

  13. Well not having the problems others are having. My problem is the download times. I have wifi (no cable or DSL in our area) so it take 3 hours average to download one video. So many videos that I have not had the time to watch yet, so this really stinks. IS anyone going to mirror them? Does anyone have an idea of how many videos will be lost, to give me a starting point of where to start downloading? I can only download 2 a day at this point, 1 before work and 1 after. Thanks in advance. Meduza

  14. I cant figure out how to get them to download. Not tech savvy.can someone give directions please.

  15. having trouble also downloading with realplayer. Can anyone tell me how to bypass the video ad and go directly to the tutorial? Thanks. Any help would be appreciated. My e-mail is

  16. I have been trying to download Kathys videos too using Krafty Kow instruction but when I pull up the videos using firefox they don’t seem to play I’m so frustrated.

    • I’m downloading using the IE Downloader, then using Real Player to watch them. I think Krafty Kow’s instructions left out the part about needing a flash video player to be able to watch them, which Real Player is. Someone else on the Ning discussion thread recommended another program, but I don’t remember the name. There’s also probably a plugin for Firefox, which you might be able to find by searching. HTH.

  17. Hi Kathy, I have a somewhat stupid question. Do you have your tut’s on dvd? I love your projects but my problem is that I don’t have internet at home….so I get to work about 10 to 15 min’s early just so I can watch what I can of your projects. I did try one once…your “back pack” but I can’t begin to tell you how hard it was not having you to follow along on video lol….

  18. i forgot to post that i’m tring to download the video’s onto a external drive

  19. could someone please post step by step directions
    I download two different programs but can’t get the video’s to download
    you can e-mail me at

  20. Is there any way to get these into iTunes?

  21. Thanks Kathy, there were a few projects I hadn’t finished yet so this is good news, I didn’t think you could download videos anymore.

  22. I absolutely HATE IE, but after downloading dozens of commercials with RealPlayer I tried the IE Downloader. It works!!! It also tells you the file size you’re about to download, which is super helpful–if it’s only 2 Mbs, you’re only getting the commercial. If it’s 90 Mbs or more, then you’re getting the video.

    As for RealPlayer, I did get a couple shows downloaded and the trick seemed to be repeatedly hitting download until it found the file that wasn’t the commercial. Good luck!

  23. Is anyone having issues downloading? I was using the trial version of getflv and it worked great for several hours and now it will not work. I think the problem is with ustream because I can download other video from like you tube. I was almost done.

  24. I am having the same problem Judy is having only the ads are downloading. Ugh.. I have let the video download and then tried to record but just the ad records still. Please help
    thanks, Kristi

  25. I also only got the ad downloaded. Nothing else. I’m using FireFox.

  26. Hi Judy! I have the same as you, at first I was having that problem as well. make sure all your softweasr is up to date,flashplayer ect. Than try again, that worked for me and its been great! Good Luck! Hugs Dina

  27. I am only getting the ad also Judy, not sure what I am doing wrong…..ugh!!!

  28. Thanks Kathy and Krafty Bull!

  29. I have Internet Explorer, have tried downloading video with RealPlayer but only get the ad, nothing else. Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong?? Thanks! Judy

    • I’m having the same problem. Worked on it for hours yesterday….wanted to throw my computer out the window….LOL!!

  30. My husband downloaded all the videos
    (last week). It took 4 days. All the videos from very begining. All 65 gigs. They are on the computer as well as an external hard drive.
    Thanks Krafy Bull for the tutorial. It was very helpful. Thanks Kathy for the heads up last week. Can’t wait for tomorrows class.
    I think we should wear our ‘HOT MESS BOWS’ for Mardi Gras. We haven’t wore them in a long time.
    monica (moniemouse)

  31. thanks kathy I have most on disc already will finish the rest this weekend so I have them all in case you or anyone else needs them

    • I dee! Can you email me, I would love to get a copy of all the classes from you. I can send you all the DVDs etc you need. Please email me @ vmarquis(at)gmail(dot)com

      Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Dee! I would like to get a copy of all the classes from you also. I will send you all the discs that are needed. Please contact me @

    • I would also love to have the copies of these. I missed out on getting them downloaded and now they are even gone from my favorites. I especially need the Backpack school one from Aug. 2011 or 2010. I think it is 2011 and also the Exploding Easter Basket and the Confessions of a Shop Aholic. I also will send you all the DVD’s that you need as well or whatever you want to do as far as $$ go. Please email me at: there is a simplier way to email them or transfer them so I an download the files onto my own discs then I would also be very thankful for that . If you will give me your phone number I can call you as well to disuss how we can do this. I wouls love to have them all but for sure the ones that I mentioned above because I have the supplies already purchased for these. Opps an also the BAM Book one. Heck I just need them all. I look forward to hearing from you.
      Thanks so much Dee. Brenda Gallant

    • Hello Dee, new crafter here is there a way to contact you for those old videos? I would REALLY be grateful if I could get some of those I missed out on the deadline to save them.


    • Hi,

      I am not very good at the computer stuff and was wondering if I can get some of these older videos on discs from you? Is there any way we can contact each other? Please let me know. Thanks again! Sylvie

    • Hi Dee,

      I see that I am not the only one needing to have these tutorials on dvds. I forgot to leave my email address and to tell you that if you need the dvds sent to you and postage or if you need a little more money for your time, I would be willing to do so. I really love those tutorials and have missed the older projects. I hope you can help us. Thanks in advance,


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