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Old 12-27-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
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How to capture movie trailers using mplayer


Hi,

I am using slackware 11, MPlayer 1.0pre8-3.4.6, mplayerplug-in v3.31 and Firefox/1.5.0.7 rv:1.8.0.7) Gecko/20060909. All are working fine. I am able to play
any video or audio from the internet. But I want to
have a copy of it.

I use google to search for mplayer on capturing
streaming video, but I get the same results like add
the -dumpfile -dunpstream options. But it doesn't work.

Here is what I type:

mplayer -dumpfile f4.mov -dumpstream http://images.apple.com/movies/fox/f...tlr1_h.320.mov

Here is the error message I get:

Playing http://images.apple.com/movies/fox/f...tlr1_h.320.mov.
STREAM_HTTP(1), URL: http://images.apple.com/movies/fox/f...tlr1_h.320.mov
Resolving images.apple.com for AF_INET...
Connecting to server images.apple.com[64.111.215.113]: 80...
Cache size set to 320 KBytes
Stream not seekable!
Core dumped

Exiting... (End of file)

I can play the video without the -dumpfile -dumpstream options from the command line, but I want to capture it.

Any ideas?
 
Old 12-27-2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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If the file is just a .avi, .mpg or .mov, it's not streaming. You just need to save the file. You can just retrieve it with wget:

wget http://somesite.com/som.mov
 
Old 12-27-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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Exactly. The video is not streaming at all. Just save the file directly to your disk at full quality.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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Thanks to you all. It worked like you said.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 09:41 PM   #5
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Twas a pleasure... NEXT!
 
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Um... does the "right click - Save ... " not work easy enough for you with mplayerplug-in. Just hover your mouse over the movie. Right click and select Save as long as the media is not streaming you'll have a nice copy.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kdekorte
Um... does the "right click - Save ... " not work easy enough for you with mplayerplug-in. Just hover your mouse over the movie. Right click and select Save as long as the media is not streaming you'll have a nice copy.
Thanks kdekorte, I saw it in the menu while it is playing. Yes, it is easier that way
 
  


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