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Dogway

Download Stream Video (from redbull)

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Hello, I'm having issues downloading a stream video from the redbull page. Obviously Download helper won't work, I also tried StreamTransport which usually tends to work.

 

Did a search to find alternatives and found this web, but none of the methods work either. With Coojah 6 I get several f4f file in a row, and URL Snooper 2 doesn't find anything.

 

This is the video I am trying to grab. link, but hopefully the method works also for the RedBull stratos documentary. The thing must be encrypted or something.

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Doesn't work on PaleMoon/Firefox, will test on Chrome.

 

Yes, works on Chrome, but the Save Video is not the browser context menu but the Flash (?) Save option while playing. It only downloads low quality though.

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They are not youtube videos, despite the GUI looking like one. They are streams in the technical sense using stream protocols (RTMP), etc.

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There are youtube videos on that page, I thought you meant those.

There IS a way to do it, however it involved a bit of work, possibly batch scripting and using a PHP file. The files themselves are in fragments, which need to be individually downloaded. This can be done in a batch process, there seem to be various ways to go about it using either browser plugins or others. Read through this thread to find the information about that:

http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/342430-F4F-capturing-converting

Here are the first two URLs containing the segmented files for your video:

 

http://international.stream.redbull.com/z/media/hds/1892432913001/201409/3093/1892432913001_37631,51354,49103,45155,45158,45136,49135,45124,001_MI201406060001-mpeg4-hd-medium-720-channelSelectionT0C0-T0C1.mp4.csmil/1_a3ed2f8d8e5b9694_Seg1-Frag1/http://international.stream.redbull.com/z/media/hds/1892432913001/201409/3093/1892432913001_37631,51354,49103,45155,45158,45136,49135,45124,001_MI201406060001-mpeg4-hd-medium-720-channelSelectionT0C0-T0C1.mp4.csmil/1_a3ed2f8d8e5b9694_Seg1-Frag2
I found these files by using Chrome's web developer panel, and looking on the Network tab. As for determining how many fragmments there are, you may need to watch the entire video (or maybe the end) and look at the the Network log. Screenshot:

chromeFrags_zpse0e8e74a.jpg

I also did a google search for "Seg1-Frag1" to find that forum thread about combining the files.

Good Luck!

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Ah yes, the other videos seem to be from youtube. The documentary is only the first one.

Actually you can grab those files with Download Helper, they are f4f files, but I couldn't play them in any way. Mediainfo shows them blank. By reading the thread you supplied I guess they might be encrypted since I can't even play them with flash player (their native player).

I had experience on this kind of streaming, video sent in chunks, normally there was always a better way to grab the whole original source in one file. I remember with one short animation I had to rely on advanced screen grab with lossless codec which would capture at original resolution. I'm reading some more now, the protocol obviosuly is not RTMP which is old, it's a new Adobe protocol called HDS or HTTP Dynamic Streaming. Here is a method I will try as a fallback if there's nothing easier.

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I finally got to download it. It involves "installing" (actually portable so no problem for me) PHP, then using KSV set of tools to download the fragments and then join them together. An overall guide is here. The problem is the last set of tools gave me a missing MSVCR110 error, I have a bunch of VC++ and crap installed (because other programs needing them) and this irked me. I finally ended up using an older version following this video guide and it worked fine, luckily video wasn't encrypted, if that was so it would have been impossible to grab.

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The RedBull Stratos Inside Story documentary is down, it was streaming for free in rdio.com, here, but now is down and being sold on itunes. So no luck on that. I'm also trying to grab the short animation I talked about earlier. It's this one, still online but I can't grab the manifest address, tried it allso on chrome, HDS Link Detector and URL Snooper.

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I've seen Flash sites built this way, it is an evolution of design you could say. In previous years, the individual SWFs would indeed run on their own. The individual object does not run on its own but requires includes from either the PHP (or whatever) page that it is designed to run from, OR includes from the wrapper SWF.

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So is this unattainable? I want to backup the animation, is nowhere to be sold.

 

edit: having a look at my old files, I used a program called Moyea to grab the pieces, it made an internal (not a WYSIWYG) capture, for which I used FFV1 lossless codec, that's the avi file.

I also grabbed a few disk cache files, the swf file. Those are the original I guess, but not everything was dumped to cache, or at least not that I noticed. It would be great to get all these swf files (the HD ones) and join them in a big one as kSV does, because there were also 2 or 3 chunks that I had to manually screen cap. So currently I have almost 4Gb made out of ~70 video files which is a mess.

 

Here are the samples. link

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I didn't know this thread was still going.  :unsure:

There's no issue doing the way I explained for the first video. You right click it and download the .mp4 which has the same quality as the original videos. It produces a 70MB file....

General
Complete name : E:\1892432913001_3763145136001_MI201406060001-mpeg4-hd-medium-720-channelSelectionT0C0-T0C1.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom
File size : 67.7 MiB
Duration : 14mn 55s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 635 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2014-09-02 13:06:27
Tagged date : UTC 2014-09-02 13:06:27
Writing application : Lavf53.24.2

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Baseline@L2.1
Format settings, CABAC : No
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 14mn 55s
Bit rate : 509 Kbps
Nominal bit rate : 600 Kbps
Width : 424 pixels
Height : 240 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Original display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.200
Stream size : 54.4 MiB (80%)
Writing library : x264 core 118 r2085 8a62835
Encoding settings : cabac=0 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=5 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=36 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=0 / weightp=0 / keyint=50 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=cbr / mbtree=1 / bitrate=600 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=600 / vbv_bufsize=300 / nal_hrd=none / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Encoded date : UTC 2014-09-02 13:06:27
Tagged date : UTC 2014-09-02 13:06:27

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 40
Duration : 14mn 55s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 120 Kbps
Maximum bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 12.8 MiB (19%)
Encoded date : UTC 2014-09-02 13:06:27
Tagged date : UTC 2014-09-02 13:06:27

 

For the other YouTube videos I use jDownloader.

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The conversation moved onto this post.

 

As for the documentary, your method downloads the low/medium quality videos. I already solved with a tool called KSV an HDS protocol downloader, I explained it here too, the source videos weight about 300Mb. Do you guys even read the posts? lol.

 

Also jDownloader is kind of dated software already, it's slow, bloated, and subpar, it can't download 1080p youtube videos for example, use 4K downloader for that. As for a general download manager I recommend you pyLoad.

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