Watch Videos On Megavideo For More Than 72 Minutes
By on May 10th, 2009

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.

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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.

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  • Enrique

    https://addons.mozilla.org/es-ES/firefox/addon/11998

    PUEDEN USAR ESTE PLUGIN PARA ELIMINAR LA RESTRICCION DE MEGAVIDEO

    • Heya

      Ese plug in es “still in the sandbox” so no es available to regular users of Mozilla Firefox. If you have a registered account you can download it and play with it, pero if you are just a user, no funciona.

      • j

        i have had problems with mega video i wish there was a virus that could destroy there control of their servers but i did find a way around them if u have internet from cricket u can changer your IPaddress that’s all it takes just change your IP address

  • http://boomnews.info johny

    Or, simply, download orbit, and download flash video from megavideo directly to your PC, wich actually I think is a better method.

  • http://www.osinova.com andy

    I got a better idea. when you get the message, login to your router and reboot it (or simply power your router down and back up). This gives you a new dynamic ip address and therefore 72 more minutes.

    It may depend on your ISP but AOL always gives a new one on router reboot.

    I did it and watched about 5 episodes of terminator before getting bored. So you can just reboot the router after each episode to prevent midway disturbance…!

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  • http://WWW.GOOGLE.COM KAZAM

    I think the bettter way to do this that , is to download the video from any video downloader like ORBIT or INTERNET DOWNLOAD MANGER ………through this way the video is download to your COMPUTER or LAPTOP ….& you can also burn it to cd……and make it a VCD..

  • edwin

    Just unplug your internet router than plug it back in. This will give you 72 more minutes.

  • Joseph

    Unfortunately the solution in this article will not work. I tried it. I also tried using a download manager to download the video in order to watch it offline, but I have found that Megavideo is clever enough to discover to know that IP address you are using has consumed 72 (or 61 depending on where you’re watching from) minutes worth of viewing, it will stop the stream. You can watch the video offline but it will suddenly stop because the rest was not downloaded. I work around the limitation by using 2 IP addresses: My ISP’s and a VPN IP address. When I watch a video and it reach the time limit, I just activate the VPN which gives me another IP address and I carry on. Not everybody can do this, but that’s how I do it! Unfortunately it’s not free. Just search the web for “personal VPN” and see what comes up!

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

      @Joseph – Yes several times the hacks and loopholes are fixed by the sites, however your solution will definitely work, however it is very unlikely that users will have more than IP to use.

  • Jason

    change your LAN card MAC address, it will force ISP to supply you w/ new IP (this takes about 2 mins). Simply unplugging your router should not work if your IP lease is not up.

    If you have a NAT router in the way, then it won't work b/c router will have it's own MAC and IP that megavideo will register. Here you can crack your neighbor's WEP encrypted wifi router and use that to watch for 72 mins then switch back to your LAN card and watch for 72mins on that, essentially having 2 IP adresses alternating..

  • Ryan

    Okay this is the real way to do it. You watch your 72 min of what ever movie you're watching. Then select 'work offline'. Then refresh your webpage, and go to internet options. Delete everything. Connect back online, and refresh back to your movie.

    • nottheo

      what do you mean 'delete everything'? What's 'everything'?

      • Ryan

        Everything you can under Internet Options….Browsing history, cookies, ECT… ;)

      • John Paul Smith Jones

        He means delete everything on your hard drive!!! DUH!!! You boot into safe mode and press HAXOR+79. That will delete the mega-cookie in WIN16 folder. Now this will only work in OSX peeps. If someone can figure out when it is, then hit me on the hiptip, pimp!

  • http://www.fundybuzz.com Williams

    Your Idea is good. Also, people can wait till the video completely buffered upto 100% and then, go to file > work offline.

    So, that people can watch total video.

  • Tomin

    Actually the limit is 52 minutes or something like that these days and I'm pretty sure that whole work offline thing doesn't work all the time, at least it didn't work for me when I tried it. That's why I'd rather use Tunebite to download Megavideo videos I like, much more reliable. Plus with Tunebite u don't need different apps to handle the flv files u normally get from Megavideo since this one is also able to convert to avi and other formats the videos it records from this website.

    Cheers!

  • LiLY

    I waited for the whole movie to load and then switched off my modem so I was offline. It didn't work. So the idea that"…Megavideo does not track your IP address while viewing the video…" if you are offline, is not true.

    • Jesse James

      Sorry man, it is true. Just because your modem was "switched off" does not mean your browser is working in offline mode. It works for me all the time to just allow the buffer to complete the load process then just watch in offline mode. It definitely works!

      • ag

        actually "man" it does not work, as I buffered to 100% switched to offline mode disconnected from my internet and unplugged the modem and yet it still told me to wait 52 minutes to continue viewing. So it definitely does not work.

  • Anthony Hubbard

    Hi, I paid for a premium membeship to Mega and I still have to wait after 72 minutes. Is this the same for everybody or am I getting screwed? They don't reply to my emails. Thanks

    • tsk

      you’re not alone!! i did the same… i totally got screwed

      • jackass

        change your credit card out, it’s been jacked for sure!!

    • Gina

      Man, I paid for 2yrs of premium membership about 6 months ago–after having been a Premium Member for about 2.5 yrs successfully & without complaint–and suddenly I’m getting the cutoff after 72 minutes, too! No one answers my emails either, and believe me, I’ve sent a bunch of them. I paid with Paypal. I wish I could find another bit of contact information for these folks at Megavideo so I could figure out what the hell happened to my money.

  • K

    They are either doing one of two things:
    1. Tracking your ip and only streaming 72 (or whatever – 72 for me) minutes of video
    2. Tracking your ip and only ever streaming 72 minutes of video and screwing everyone that pays – I have never heard of someone having success paying for membership!
    For watching, I just unplug (power) my router and it gets a new ip address and I continue watching. Luckily they let you fast-forward. Sometimes I get one that says wait 14 min – probably someone else uses this method.
    For capture – as I said, they track your ip… if you open the same movie in one window and also download it then both count against your 72 min limit. I have only been able to download the first 72 minutes but am looking for some tool that allows maybe interception of the flv en-route to the megavideo player in the web browser?? That would work. Then I would have part 1 and part 2 and would have to splice them together.

    • Anonymous Gooner

      I found another idea somewhere which is to change the Adobe flash LSO (local shared object) setting from the settings manager. You can specify rules for how much space any flash website can take.

    • Chris

      I'm a premium member. Works just fine. If you get cut off after the limit, then make sure you are logged in to your premium account. There. Now you've heard of it. For the record I have not had a problem with the time limit non-members get since I paid unless I forgot to log in, and that was over a year and a half ago, so… ya.

  • http://www.bloghuts.com Cryoffalcon

    wow that's cool and new trick of getting cache thing, thanks for sharing.
    Regards.

  • Crates

    Dial-up, satellite, ISDN and DSL (usually referred to as an ADSL– or "Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line"– for residential connections) can all disconnect and reconnect to get a new IP, which bypasses the restriction in question assuming the user deletes all cookies before AND after resetting the dynamic IP address.

    Cable modems, however– along with any T1/T3/DS3 (corporate) connections– generally cannot do this, as they have static IPs. The VPN idea from Joseph and the wifi concept from Jason are great ideas to use in this instance; however, the only sure method is the one that Jason alluded to… changing the MAC address.

    Of course, you may also have to rewrite your modem's TFTP configuration in order to do that, which isn't simple to say the least (at least for the layman) and can cause you to get PERMANENTLY banned from using any cable modem in your local area if you get caught. Changing your TFTP settings can REALLY piss off your provider (changing the MAC address is fine). Hacking (or just surfing, if unprotected) into your neighbor's wireless connection is _extremely_ illegal, and should not be attempted by anyone who is not willing to take the risk (however unlikely) of possibly taking on a felony charge and the associated prison sentence.

    The only guaranteed easy (and legal) method is to have DSL, clear your cookies and reset your IP address. It's really the only advantage of having DSL over the much faster speed and reliability offered by a cable-based Internet connection.

    I'm not sure how this works with FiOS, XFinity, U-Verse or any other XHSI (Extremely High Speed Internet) solution. Don't have one yet.

  • Sunraejenn

    This did not work for me. Fortunately though, it took so long for it to download all the way that by the time my time ran out I only had like 10 mins left to wait bofore I was able to watch again.

  • Pubudu

    well the idea of downloading the video is simple enough.. you can just use the real player for that…

  • Skiddy Joe

    Nobody here uses Illimitux? If you have a fixed IP and aren't having any luck with any of the great ideas in this article. Rather than downloading and installing advert riddled download managers, simply use Illimitux add on for Firefox. If you don't have Firefox, slap yourself first…. then get it

    • http://twitter.com/cr8s Crates

      Wow… three weeks and I still await moderation, despite having the most useful post on this thread, and two new worthless posts approved?

      Okay, here's a repost… do with it what you will, but be advised: good content is what attracts traffic, results, and money. Pissing on guys like me isn't the best way to utilize the free content I'm submitting here.
      ___________________________________________________________

      SUBMITTED BY CRATES ON APRIL 7, 2010:

      Dial-up, satellite, ISDN and DSL (usually referred to as an ADSL– or “Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line”– for residential connections) can all disconnect and reconnect to get a new IP, which bypasses the restriction in question assuming the user deletes all cookies before AND after resetting the dynamic IP address.

      Cable modems, however– along with any T1/T3/DS3 (corporate) connections– generally cannot do this, as they have static IPs. The VPN idea from Joseph and the wifi concept from Jason are great ideas to use in this instance; however, the only sure method is the one that Jason alluded to… changing the MAC address.

      Of course, you may also have to rewrite your modem’s TFTP configuration in order to do that, which isn’t simple to say the least (at least for the layman) and can cause you to get PERMANENTLY banned from using any cable modem in your local area if you get caught. Changing your TFTP settings can REALLY piss off your provider (changing the MAC address is fine). Hacking (or just surfing, if unprotected) into your neighbor’s wireless connection is _extremely_ illegal, and should not be attempted by anyone who is not willing to take the risk (however unlikely) of possibly taking on a felony charge and the associated prison sentence.

      The only guaranteed easy (and legal) method is to have DSL, clear your cookies and reset your IP address. It’s really the only advantage of having DSL over the much faster speed and reliability offered by a cable-based Internet connection.

      I’m not sure how this works with FiOS, XFinity, U-Verse or any other XHSI (Extremely High Speed Internet) solution. Don’t have one yet.

      • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

        @Crates – Sorry for not being able to approve the comment earlier, have been away and there are literally 700-800 comments awaiting moderation am catching up with them

      • Heya

        Sorry–I have DSL and they’re on to it. I have cleared cache, including ALL cookies, disconnected from internet entirely (not just firefox) after doing the pause/load thing, watched video, and STILL had the problem. They’ve got some other trick up their sleeve–maybe it’s the actual computer ID?

      • Hackar The Terrible

        @Crates – That is false information because it doesn’t matter what kind of internet connection you use, its how the provider configures it, which determines whether you can pool a new IP address by restarting or changing addresses.

        I am on a cable network and its always been possible to change IP address by simply changing the MAC address of the computer which is connected to the modem. If you change the modem MAC on a subscribed line then you are actually hacking and I doubt your provider would ignore what you’re doing, they will flag you and watch your connection from then on.

        The real reason an IP address change is ever possible is thanks to DHCP running on the provider end, without dynamic host configuration protocol (the clue is in the name) it is pretty much guaranteed that your IP address is not automatically assigned to you.

        Sometimes you can tell by the hostmask of your IP address because it may contain “static” or “fixed”, which means your (very old) trick won’t work because the MAC address of the modem is already linked to a specific IP address.

        Try doing some research before you start complaining about a website owner, that hasn’t authorized your useless post when you don’t even know what you’re talking about anyway. LOL@U

        • Sin Chan

          @Hacker the terrible.. Sir, could you please let me know, how then, can we hack the 72 minutes restriction in Megavideo? Please make sure its working a 100%. Otherwise don’t bother a post.
          Regards.

  • evie leigh

    i tend to refresh the page and usually the time limit is lowered. then i just watch something else and come back a while later, refresh it and it lets me watch. i have a german pc, so its harder for me to figure out which buttons to press, so this wasn't actually helpful.

    anyvays, :) megavideo is screaming CONNECTION PROBLEM every time i try to watch. eek.

  • Yelida

    At first I was extracting the video and saving it in FLV format but I still had to wait everytime it came to the limit so I´ve been using UltraSurf software to mask my IP, when the limit message pops up, I just re-set the IP and refresh the video and just continue where I left of.

  • ela

    its too good i will use it and send u a comment

  • Amy

    Though this method works, it will only download the first 30 mintues of the video. It's a good hack for shorter videos.

  • Deb

    This worked for me. Thanks. You need to be a little more specific. I figured out the missing link to play the videos.

    Very simple.

    • Bert

      tell me what it was please b/c it is not working for me

  • sm

    MEGA VIDEO MEMBERSHIP IS DEFINITELY A SCAM!! DON'T SIGN UP FOR IT!! I tried a few days ago and you sign up the money is taken from you card and then it won't let you sign on ………. so annoying

 
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