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mfan 01-23-2013 12:24 PM

Download online videos (flash player, jw player) that do not show in plugins
Hi there!

I am trying to download videos from these 2 sites:

I am using Firefox and various plugins (like Download Helper, FlashGot) but with no success.

In the first case, the video does not show up at all at the download plugins. I check the site source and see lines like the following:


<meta property="fb:app_id" content="270723226284897"/>
<meta property="og:url" content=""/>

The idea is to try to decode -somehow- a url for the video, but it seems not possible.

In the second case, seems that the stream comes in small files (0.5-0.8 MB) that last around 1 sec and that I actually can download, but cannot play.


libavformat version 53.21.0 (external)
Mismatching header version 53.19.0

Interesting! I tried downloading many files, concatenating and copy-pasting the first files of another video to the beginning of the file, to insert some sort of a header. Still it didn't work.

These are actually hacking attempts. I need some imagination, to try to figure out my way. Any ideas?

Thank you! :)

TobiSGD 01-24-2013 05:16 AM


Originally Posted by mfan (Post 4876263)
These are actually hacking attempts.

From the LQ Rules:

Posts containing information about cracking, piracy, warez, fraud or any topic that could be damaging to either or any third party will be immediately removed.
Thread reported for closure.

mfan 01-24-2013 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4876702)
From the LQ Rules:
Thread reported for closure.

Hacking actually was intended here as "finding a highly customised, not obvious way".

What I want to do, is download locally web content (newscasting) that is freely accessible to everybody.

I am not sure if the thread violates the rules of the forum. If so, then please go on and remove it, I certainly do not want it to cause trouble to anybody. :)

Thank you!

onebuck 01-25-2013 10:17 AM

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