I signed up for the two week free trial of Fandor, and I want to download some of the movies on there to keep for my personal collection, but I'm having quite the difficult time with this.
First I tried using Apowersoft Streaming Video Recorder, but it wasn't able to download the file with its RTMP detector.
Second, I tried rtmpdump, but the flv file came out to 11gb. Compressing the file resulted in a weird video that was 21 hours long.
Third, I tried GetFLV, but it kept crashing when I tried to start the download.
How can I download the movies off here so they come out at around 1-2gb? The only other option seems to be directly recording it, but I don't want to have to do that unless I absolutely have to.
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try use GetFLV -> Safari Kernel (iPad) if it's still keep crashing copy url and use ffmpeg
example trailer video
ffmpeg -i "http://22.214.171.124:8080/new-fandor/_definst_/smil:19/1985/sita_sings_the_blues_TRAILER_v14_web.smil/playlist.m3u8?e=1399224958&h=9cb50ce05944afea441d58c1d2e58588" -c copy -absf aac_adtstoasc video.mp4
The video won't even start playing on the Safari kernel, and only the trailer downloads on the Chrome kernel.
How do you get the url? I've tried URL Snooper, but it can't detect my network adapter, and manually searching brings up a whole bunch of urls. When I tried to download the trailer it came out at 30mb for just two minutes of video.
Last edited by ZacharyGeorgeNN; 4th May 2014 at 10:55.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/ and change user agent to Android 4.2 and install https://adblockplus.org/en for urls sniffing and search for m3u8 url
So this is the url for the stream: http://54-235-248-63.fandor.com:8080/new-fandor/_definst_/smil:26/2606/what_a_wonderfu...6e1c279ea11cb2
What code would I enter to download a file between 850mb-1.5gb? I'm very confused by the ffmpeg instructions, and all of the options I've tried have failed. Also, it seems to only be downloading the trailer. I can't get the url for the full movie.
Last edited by ZacharyGeorgeNN; 4th May 2014 at 18:02.
However, the full segment list can be extrapolated from what you have. The full segment list is 568 pieces of 2MB-3MB each. I was able to download all of the segments (using IDM) and the key, and assemble them in a local folder using ffmpeg. You can do this, or perhaps find the master playlist (that is probably sent before the one you found) and use it with ffmpeg directly.