Pbs has this video (Half the Sky, http://video.pbs.org/video/2283557115) on demand for only a week and I would like to capture it. What free (or low cost) software can be used to capture the video? Prefer not to use screen capture because computer is slow.
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Try RTMPDumpHelper, this is what I get
rtmpdump.exe -r "rtmp://sdwfchwqitj2v.cloudfront.net:1935/cfx/st" -a "cfx/st?player=portal&mediaID=2283557115" -W "http://dgjigvacl6ipj.cloudfront.net/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf" -p "http://video.pbs.org/video/2283557115" -y "mp4:cove2.0/independent-lens/2283557115/hd-mezzanine-16x9/HASK-0101-Full-Mezzanine2-web-16x9.mp4?player=portal&mediaID=2283557115" -o HASK-0101-Full-Mezzanine2-web-16x9.flv
I first tried RTMPDumpHelper, but couldn't get it to work. A little miffed because the help files said that even beginners could figure out how to use it. RTMPDumpHelper requires downloading something else before you can use it:
At any rate, I then tried rtmpExplorer and it worked perfectly. Apparently this computer already had the required Netframework4 thingy. I "downloaded" the whole 2 hour show (740mb) in 10 minutes. Not sure how that works, but I won't complain. Thank you for the useful info. I think the show is worth watching, especially part 2.
Last edited by jimdagys; 4th Oct 2012 at 12:40.