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debhead 05-14-2009 06:06 PM

How to download online streaming flash video file?
Hello guys

Can you pls guide me through how to download the following file:

I tried mplayer ($mplayer-dumpstream -dumpfile blah.flv <above URL>).

I tried FlashGot and Unplug addons in my browser, Iceweasel.

I tried to track the file down in my temp file in mozilla cache.

Nothing worked! I'd appreciate a prompt reply. Thanks.


PS. I use debian. And prefer a solution devoid of mencoder.

hoodooman 05-14-2009 06:45 PM

try this

I was able to download the file using this.

debhead 05-14-2009 07:09 PM

It only downloads part of the file. only 50 kB

Were you able to download the whole 26 mins?

hoodooman 05-15-2009 01:46 AM

Sorry.No I wasn't.Download appears to work and then fails.Just checked my download folder.

Libu 05-15-2009 02:08 AM

When you play this file, does it buffer in /tmp ? If it does, then you can copy the entire file (once it has buffered completely)and copy it into another location. This works for video streams on youtube.

debhead 05-15-2009 02:59 AM

No, I tried the cache folder already. No luck! It doesn't buffer like the youtube flash videos.

I badly need this. Does anyone know how to use mencoder then (to download this file)?

H_TeXMeX_H 05-15-2009 03:27 AM

looks like it's using the rtmp protocol:

So try using something that supports rtmp to dump the video to a file. Not sure but maybe xbmc might work.

Vit77 05-15-2009 04:12 AM

There's Online FLV Converter:
I can't check it out myself with your url because of strict policy :(
Give it a try.

debhead 05-15-2009 06:00 AM didn't work. gives the following error.

Error: URL resolve error. ( is down??)

H_TeXMeX_H, i'm looking in to your suggestion. i also noted it earlier. but, didn't know how to deal with it.

debhead 05-15-2009 06:52 AM

RTMP protocol can be handled with Orbit Downloader. But, it's only available for windows.

I don't know how to handle XBMC for debian. Can someone advice me?

Any other ideas?

H_TeXMeX_H 05-15-2009 07:44 AM

you could try running that program through wine:

I'm not even sure xbmc will work, but you could try downloading from svn and compiling it, they only have binaries for ubuntu.

juanctes 07-26-2009 09:56 PM

Hi, I do this by executing the following command:

grep -l FLV `lsof | grep firefox | grep Flash | awk '{print $9}' `
the output looks like this:
And is the name and location of every flash file being executed by firefox at THIS time. You should do this BEFORE closing the tab that is playing the video because the file is deleted when the tab is closed.
mplayer /tmp/FlashGBuKCp
would play the same video that firefox is playing in its corresponding tab.
before closing the tab you should cp /tmp/FlashGBuKCp <some dir>

H_TeXMeX_H 08-23-2009 10:34 AM

If you check the news you'll see that recently Adobe$ sent a cease and desist order to a project that could dump rtmp video.

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