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Topic # 102855 24-May-2012 01:23 Send private message

Not sure if this is the right forum....  seems closest.

Have 'download helper' installed in Firefox. (But haven't used it yet). If something On Demand is streamed can it be saved and put onto a Flash drive to watch on the TV ?

Just wonder if anyone else has done this, and results ?

[Moderator edit (MF): moved to correct forum, edited subject]





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  Reply # 629702 24-May-2012 03:21 Send private message

You can download some videos on some TV network websites. On the TV3 website you can download videos from "Video On Demand" but you can't download videos from their "TV On Demand" channel.

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  Reply # 629740 24-May-2012 08:56 Send private message

Most sites use RTMPE, which is basically encrypted DRMed Flash Video streams. Downloading an RTMPE stream is an exercise in futility.



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  Reply # 629838 24-May-2012 12:58 Send private message

Thanks for the replies, and tip on TV3.  Looks like a no-goer. Maybe there's a add-on card available for the computer with video out that could record in real time to a DVD recorder.




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  Reply # 629843 24-May-2012 13:05 Send private message

if you want to do that, just get a screen capture application. someone tv rips are made that way.



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  Reply # 629913 24-May-2012 14:35 Send private message

Yes, screen capture would be a solution, but I found there was an S-Video connector on the graphics card and I can hook that up directly to the DVD-R.  Certainly good enough for YouTube etc. Now figuring out where the Nvidia X-Config file is stored, and how to change TVout to PAL. Compensates nicely for the TV having no browser capability too.




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  Reply # 630082 24-May-2012 21:59 Send private message

Kyanar: Most sites use RTMPE, which is basically encrypted DRMed Flash Video streams. Downloading an RTMPE stream is an exercise in futility.


Not really it's a war of escalation between streaming sites and downloading tools the streaming sites have to change their methods frequently to avoid download workarounds

UrlSnooper + RTMPDump for example
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/urlsnooper/
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/RTMPDump

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  Reply # 631265 27-May-2012 23:36 Send private message

why do they not just let you download it?


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  Reply # 631326 28-May-2012 10:22 Send private message

qwerty7: why do they not just let you download it?

Because you're not allowed to keep it, so why let you download it?  They're also contractually obliged to prevent you downloading it.

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  Reply # 631352 28-May-2012 10:47 Send private message

Kyanar:
qwerty7: why do they not just let you download it?

Because you're not allowed to keep it, so why let you download it?  They're also contractually obliged to prevent you downloading it.

I think that BBC's iPlayer has the best approach here:

-  You can stream OR download the content
-  It automagically disappears after 30 days or 7 days from when you watched it, whichever occurs first







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