Demaestro - 7:22 pm on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
The way that works is there is a flash player in a .swf file.. it has controls like play/pause and volume...
Then what it does is it requests a .flv (flash video) file and streams that into the player.
Some of them do better jobs then others of hiding the true place of the .flv file.
What you want to do is use a program that shows you all the external network requests made by your computer. That way when you load a flash player and the flash player requests a .flv file from the server you can see the physical path of the .flv file.
There are quite a few programs out there that will show you this info, some you can put on your network to track all network traffic, some you can put on the pc itself to just track it's traffic.
It depends on what O/S you are using but some popular ones include.... wireshark, urlsnooper, fiddler.. like I said there are lots.
I hope that you will use this info for good and not evil. People hide that info for a reason.