If you have problem downloading streaming flash video using simple tools like Video DownloadHelper, Orbit Downloader, VDownloader, etc then it try this method. It might not work with all flash video streams though.
RTMPDump(also called FLVStreamer)
Start URL Snooper and under General Options click Auto Determine Network Adapter Now or choose the Network manually.
Under Search and at the bottom paste the url to your video page and press Download. Then search for RTMP or RTMPE under the protocol tab, right click on it and choose Copy selected URL(Strip all args). If you don't find any RTMP streams then first start play the video in your browser and try click on Sniff Network and wait until you see a RTMP link.
After you copied the url we use the command line tool RTMPDump. Download it to for example C:\temp and then start the Command Prompt(Start->Program->Accessories->Command Prompt) and in the command line type
and replace the "rtpme://"-stream with the one you copied from URLSnooper. Right click in the command prompt to Paste.Code:"C:\temp\rtmpdump.exe" -r "rtmpe://fl11.c90909.cdn.qbrick.com/90909/_definst_/kluster/20091027/geose_PG-1131239-010A-TRUEBLOOD1" -o "c:\temp\video.flv"
It should like,
and if it works RTMPDump will start download the file,
Last play the video.flv with VLC or MPCHC.
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Does your guide can works for which sites around?
I mean: if i can't download some videos using vdownloader, for example, it's posssible using this guide instead?
I'll test later some sites, just like : http://xvideos.com/ ( xxx one site )
If I got some problems I'll post my issues. :P
Can anybody help me with this warning, please...
WARNING: HandShake: Type mismatch: client sent 6, server answered 8
ERROR: Closing connection: NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound
I just downloaded latest version 18.104.22.1681, installed etc but once launched it wouldn't load any website including clicking Hulu.com. Uninstalled and tried the same using version 22.214.171.1241 since many said the older version's are less buggy but same result. Anyone know why? Or how to fix this?
Appreciate it. Thanks!
orbit just failed RTMP stream but i guess that's what the changelog for newest version says anyways 7. Support HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP and RTMP protocols.
You can easily download files with a browser click from any remote server via HTTP/ HTTPS/ FTP/ RTSP/ MMS. And the RTMP protocol will be supported soon.
Gonna try RPMTdump method now
As everyone said, orbit, videodownload helper, stream transport and rtmp dump are all great tools, and there is not one perfect tool to download content.
I wanted to add a couple more:
- Flashgot (Firefox extension) media feature works great sometimes: https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/220/. You have to right click the blinking floppy disk icon to download files.
- HiDownload: Although it's paying, it's well worth the money for me since it integrates a sniffer. There are some videos that only this one will be able to download.
One last tip if you have the url but the file refuses to download
Open a sniffer to look for the name of the file
Play the video or other content in a browser that will force caching (for example, there is this one site that will not cache the video in Firefox or chrome, but will cache it with IE)
Use the freeware "search everything" or similar software to find where the file was cached. http://www.voidtools.com/download.php
Copy it to your destination.