How to get rid of the megavideo 72minutes limit.

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Though there are several popular video sites where you can watch videos for free, many of these sites place restrictions on you watching videos, one such restriction in place is by the popular video sharing network Megavideo.

Megavideo restricts users from watching videos for more than 72 minutes, this in itself does not make sense since if the video is 80 minutes long, you will have to spend an hour before you can watch the final 8 minutes of the video.

The problem can get worse when you are on a shared network, sharing a single IP address that is used by many users. In order to get over this issue there is a simple hack, however we assume that you have a fast internet connection and can wait for sometime before the full video actually downloads.

To get over the 72 minute limit enforced by Megavideo, follow the simple steps given below.

Step 1: Open the video page you want to watch on Megavideo and play the video, after a few seconds of playing, pause the video.

Pausing the video will ensure that the video will keep downloading to your local cache.

Step 2: Wait till the entire video has been downloaded to your cache, this may take some time, so wait till it reaches 100%.

Step 3: This is pretty simple, you can use a video cache viewer tool to extract the video from your browser cache and view it fully without the 72 minute restriction. Of course you will also need a FLV player to watch the video using this method, we have you covered there, take a look at the Free FLV player which should suffice your needs.

Another solution that will work for Megavideo 72 minutes limitation, is to download the entire video to your cache and then switch the browser to work in offline mode, this will ensure that Megavideo does not track your IP address while viewing the video.

The fact that this trick will work is because, videos cannot be played without them being downloaded to user’s local cache, these tricks will help you watch videos from Megavideo without any restrictions.

Have fun watching those movies without distractions or restrictions.


Salil is an electronics enthusiast working on various RF and Microwave systems. In his free time he writes on the blog, talks over ham radio or builds circuits. He has Yaesu FT2900R VHF transceiver, FT450D HF transceiver and a TYT UV8000E Handheld transceiver.

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