Can't find a video file you watched months ago? Not to worry, this nifty little app makes recovering video or audio files from your cache a snap. However, its save function didn't work at all in our tests.
VideoCacheView is a free app that launches a small, one-pane window with a row of icons in a toolbar. It appears unassuming for a few moments, then--quick as a wink--it automatically fills its pane with a list of video and audio files it detects in your Web browser cache. This little app performed alright in our tests: it recovered video, but only from the Internet Explorer Cache. It ignored files from the Firefox cache, even though Firefox, like IE, was selected in the Options dialog box. As for allowing us to replay recovered files, the app responded quickly to our input, and its search for cached files was very quick (although, as noted, less than thorough). However, when we attempted to save a file from the cache to our hard drive, the functionality failed. The app's appropriate dialog boxes opened, we selected a filename and destination folder, and everything appeared to work. But when we returned to the folder, none of the files were to be found.
The lack of functionality for the save feature is disappointing, but VideoCacheView's capabilities for recovering files from the browser cache were pleasing.
VideoCacheView utility can help you to extract the video file from the cache and save it on your local disk for watching it in the future. VideoCacheView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. It automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer and Mozilla-based Web browsers (Including Firefox) and finds all video files that are currently stored in it. It allows you to easily copy the cached video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future. If you have a movie player that is configured to play FLV files, and it also allows you to play the video directly from your browser's cache.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.65 added option to save and load the entire configuration of VideoCacheView ('Save Configuration' and 'Load Configuration' under the File menu).