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Topic # 29900 22-Jan-2009 21:54 Send private message

I know a while back you could locate the flv file for tvnz ondemand in the source but they seemed to have changed this.

Has anyone had any success recently grabbing videos off this site?

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  Reply # 191401 22-Jan-2009 22:44 Send private message

Isn't than naughty?  Are you in Oz and an still use tvnz on demand, is it national only.

http://www.orbitdownloader.com does 'time shift' the on demand content.

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Reply # 191450 23-Jan-2009 08:44 Send private message

hellonearthisman: ... does 'time shift' the on demand content.


Time shift something that is "on demand" or "time shift" by nature?

That sounds just like downloading copyrighted material that isn't licensed to be downloaded...




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  Reply # 191456 23-Jan-2009 09:19 Send private message

freitasm:
hellonearthisman: ... does 'time shift' the on demand content.


Time shift something that is "on demand" or "time shift" by nature?

That sounds just like downloading copyrighted material that isn't licensed to be downloaded...


Your right, time shifting only talks about TV/D-TV and not internet programs.
But it puts up a strange paradox, in that you can record better quality from tv but you can't record the same program from an internet stream.  Where caching would save you data costs when watching the same program more than once.  It a usability feature.  It also makes it possible to watch on demand content from a poor bb connection.

 



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  Reply # 192028 25-Jan-2009 22:42 Send private message

The doco I was after was for my folks who only have dial up, so I don't feel too guilty about downloading it.

Orbit Downloader killed IE with its plugin so I uninstalled that pretty quickly. I actually ended up finding an <30kb app called webvideocap. Not much to it (captures multimedia traffic from your nic) and hey presto doco downloaded.

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  Reply # 192123 26-Jan-2009 13:47 Send private message

I have Firefox and use the Firebug add-on to monitor what goes in and out on the Net panel, and you'll see a FLV file which is really obvious. I use this method to download Breakfast (which I now have bookmarked, and copy the address and change the date to download the files, as they're all predictable dates) - previously, TVNZ gave the full link to the files in the source of the webpage, all that was required was copy-paste skills.


The ones I have are all for timeshifting, and I delete them after about a month - Breakfast is around 300MB a day. It's just because the tiny player on TVNZondemand is so small and the Flash player pixellates the programme too much when I enter full screen - I get VLC to play the ones I download.




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