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  1. Member
    Join Date: May 2014
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    Hey friends,

    My organization is going to purchase this video on Monday but in the meantime need to put together a rough cut /highlight trailer BY tomorrow and need to get it into my FCP today... Can anyone help me with capturing this video (or show me how to extract the mp4 / video file...?)
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?109792-1/islamic-unity-conference

    NOTE: An amazing member called Ponens helped me with another c-span video related to my organization recently ( see that post here)
    http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/364944-A-real-challenge-capturing-C-SPAN?p=2325187#post2325187
    This technique was so super easy, I wish I could figure it out...! Anyone got any tips to teach this simple man to fish, would be much appreciated. If not, a fish *(your assistance) equally appreciated
    Peace,
    Y.
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    I will give you fishing instructions, but they assume that you can view and search the source of the video webpage.

    Ctrl-U on the video page, search/find "progid=". Take the value following progid= and using the url from the last time as a template, just change the value at the and of the url.
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    Thanks again Ponens!

    I found the number after PROGID= (it's 82845 ) --- but using the template from last time , i tried to input it, but it's not giving me any luck. For your reference, this is what you sent me last time, any idea what I'm missing? I've tried adding the new progid in different ways to the first part of that mp4 url, but nothing works....


    http://d19cp144waw2mw.cloudfront.net/trimmed/full/317/317875-1/317875-1-MP4-STD_01.mp4...qRZjT1W824Alw_
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    what would really help is to know just how you came up with that cloudfront.net url in the first place!?? What is that exactly?
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  5. If it makes you feel any better, I also was unable to solve the problem. I was able to get the PROGID=82845 using the
    page source on video page (ctrl-U). The greater mystery to me is: why don't people that give answers, spend the extra 3 minutes and give an answer that most of us can follow, not just those with higher level computer ability. Your questions that you just asked ( how to append 82845 to url, how to get cloudfront url) are also my questions, so there is no reason for me to repeat them.
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    Thanks Jimdagys. I feel u, but I know Ponens must be super busy. It would be really great to know what to do after the PROGID part, do you have any idea what the next step might be?

    Thanks to all of you,
    Yoshi
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    I apologize for the bad instructions. I thought that since you had done it last time, you would be mostly familiar. I did not come up with the cloudfront url, that is just what c-span uses for android os and html5.

    Steps:
    1. Search source of video page for "progid=" (note some videos will not have this, in those cases search for "ajax" instead and the id# will be nearby)
    2. Add the found id# to the end of this url:
    Code:
    http://www.c-span.org/assets/player/ajax-player.php?os=android&html5=program&id=
    In this case the url is:
    Code:
    http://www.c-span.org/assets/player/ajax-player.php?os=android&html5=program&id=82845
    3. Load that page and find the very long url that follows this string: "path":{"#text":
    The long url includes everything between the quotes (note: this long url will always end with "_" character).
    Use this long url to download the video. This url will only work for a very short time before it expires.
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    Thanks a million Ponens, this is working. I really appreciate this and am sending many good vibes your way
    Peace and smiles
    Y.

    PS- I have to ask about step number 2 --- I didn't see that in the original video page source, how did you come up with it?
    In any case, thank you so much
    Yosh.
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  9. Hi ,

    Using informations given by ponens (THANKS) .

    Here below my process (under Windows) for http://www.c-span.org/video/?109792-1/islamic-unity-conference .

    Launch the address in firefox
    Code:
    http://www.c-span.org/assets/player/ajax-player.php?os=android&html5=program&id=82845
    In the newer page , select :
    Code:
    "http://d19cp144waw2mw....cLgBGm8o0R1v9oo_"
    Batch file (under Windows) !!! to be put in the directory where is ffmpeg !!!
    Code:
    @echo on
    ffmpeg -i "http://d19cp144waw2mw.cloudfront.net/trimmed/full/109/109792-1/109792-1-MP4-STD_01.mp4?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOlt7IlJlc291cmNlIjoiaHR0cDovL2QxOWNwMTQ0d2F3Mm13LmNsb3VkZnJvbnQubmV0L3RyaW1tZWQvZnVsbC8xMDkvMTA5NzkyLTEvMTA5NzkyLTEtTVA0LVNURF8wMS5tcDQiLCJDb25kaXRpb24iOnsiRGF0ZUxlc3NUaGFuIjp7IkFXUzpFcG9jaFRpbWUiOjE0MDI5MjczMTl9LCJJcEFkZHJlc3MiOnsiQVdTOlNvdXJjZUlwIjoiMTA5LjIxMC4xNzIuMTc3In19fV19&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIHKVWBEAXX562G7Q&Signature=FpRixXh-aqV7crbPkIv7bqFSHxjc~zar1~xy8MrHU3J19ON5WKf0LtfAO1fVBEIK1TJNUTorXiIpKG2rHbcQSph1SF4VR0DUEZFMZFrNB4PIeSCGsaLUJaSXHmodOO~i48mTmmS9UsysgvC1xsMZRp88jemmcLgBGm8o0R1v9oo_" -f mpegts "109792-1.ts"
    pause
    :fin
    Regards .
    Last edited by aazerty; 16th Jun 2014 at 08:39. Reason: -f mpegts "109792-1.ts" (instead of mp4)
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    Thank you for everyone's help on this. I'm looking to download a video from C-SPAN as well, but am having trouble.

    Here's the link to the video I want to download:

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4467078/broken-gavel

    I follow the steps that you've outlined, ponens, but when I paste the progid # (117803) at the end of the url...

    (to get: http://www.c-span.org/assets/player/ajax-player.php?os=android&html5=program&id=117803)

    ...I don't get a one-time-use url for the video that allows me to download it. I notice that there's no ".../trimmed/full/..." following the "cloudfront.net" -- instead the link looks something like this:

    http://d19cp144waw2mw.cloudfront.net/1995/08/03/19950803075800001.mp4?Policy=eyJTdGF0Z...yy6lxJIEsVLuM_

    When I load that, this is the resulting page:

    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
    <Error>
    <Code>AccessDenied</Code>
    <Message>Access Denied</Message>
    <RequestId>9C9FD10C00BB0537</RequestId>
    <HostId>
    eW0gpksg5javRR28KF01+D6pb3IEY20QQGW8A2JFlO+hTsWswf ZOuKmMSCKa6Voc
    </HostId>
    </Error>

    Is it possible for me to download this video? If so, how? Please advise!

    Thanks in advance!

    Cheers
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    Originally Posted by ElvisPaul View Post
    Here's the link to the video I want to download:

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4467078/broken-gavel
    sometimes that way doesn't work. use rtmpdump or ffmpeg on command line instead.
    Last edited by blimey; 9th Sep 2014 at 23:22.
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    del
    Last edited by sysanin; 25th Sep 2014 at 17:40.
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    Thank you!
    Last edited by ElvisPaul; 10th Sep 2014 at 12:42.
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