How to download Flash (.flv) and other video clips to your hard drive

Make sure you have at least version 11 of  RealPlayer, the free version works fine. 
Click on File|Open and use it as a browser.  When a video clip starts playing, move the mouse pointer over it - unless it is copy protected a link should popup above the clip that you can click to start the download.  In Windows the clip will probably be stored in:
MyDocuments\My Videos\RealPlayer Downloads