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Old 10-10-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
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download streaming video?

I'm trying to download some video that is streamed via a windows media server.

[The video URL is available to members only so I am not able to post it's url]

i've successfuly viewed the streaming file (the mms:// url gathered by looking at the page source) via xine.

Apparently, xine does not have a video/audio redirect feature...that I know of anyway.

I've wget'd the file and got a text file that contains "Ref1=http://someurl..."
I've attempted to wget this file as well but it downloads the same file.

Is there a way to wget the streaming video file? I remember doing this before but don't remember the results.

thanks for any help!
Old 10-10-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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Install mplayer or any other media player and make sure it has the correct codecs for whatever type of media your trying to download/stream from whatever site. You could probably at least tell us what format they are using..
Old 10-10-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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it's an asf file...I least that's what mplayer thinks.

mplayer returns saying it's an unknown object...which is wierd because xine is able to play the file no problem.


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