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or you can download it directly from site just change hls-800k.m3u8 to mp4-800k.mp4
update: 2500k is the best quality
Any ideas how to handle the addresses that have a different pattern? I have run across a couple of addresses that instead of:
Any knowledge on how to modify this pattern to receive high quality?
Sorry for the inconveniences and the precaution. Here you can see the program getting a pbs link:
If you like it download
I'm trying RTMPExplorer for the first time. I'm trying to DL the 2500k version of the two part Frontline "United States of Secrets" here
I paste the URL into RTMPExplorer, the page loads but I got no video at all just the title of the video at the top of the page. In Firefox the title is under the video window. I have installed Adobe Flash player twice but I get no video. I have the same problem in Streamtransport. Is PBS denying the video to load in these types of programs?
Part 1 http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/frontline/c08c5561-33e9-4d01-98ad-e05a67902696/132448/hd-mezzanine-16x9/4cf3cc36_00003211-16x9-mp4-2500k.mp4 Part 2 http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/frontline/4194daab-238a-4d9d-bf4c-8550d9478621/133602/hd-mezzanine-16x9/ad05cff1_00003212v2-16x9-mp4-2500k.mp4
I downloaded the second part of United States of Secrets 2500k. When I playback the file the audio is several seconds ahead of the video after the first minute or two. I downloaded it twice. I even tried a lower bit rate file and it is the same. PBS needs to fix the file.
Because that one seems ok to me. However, I did see the exact problem you mention on an earlier version of the Part 2 file (b3fc5ae0_00003212-16x9-mp4-2500k.mp4) that was only posted for one day after Part 2 originally aired.
But I don't see any such problem on the updated file (ad05cff1_00003212v2-16x9-mp4-2500k.mp4) which they posted about 2 days after Part 2 originally aired.
I re-checked the file I downloaded. You are right it was the old file for some reason, I'm not sure what happened. I recopied the link you posted and the audio seems to be okay.
Season 34 of "The Woodwright's Shop" is going up on the PBS sites now. There are two episodes shown so far (Oct 15) and the m3u8 url hack is still working. I am now using wget to download the files as I can batch up a whole season of urls easily and download the files overnight.
My procedure (Ubuntu with firefox 33) is:
- access the PBS web site pbs.org or unctv.org find the download page
- start the network debugger from the firefox menu tools -> Web Developer -> Network
- click the desired video on the pbs page. the player will load but not start automatically
- wait till the network window stops scrolling
- click the forward button. The network window will scroll up maybe 10 lines. Some of those lines are the m3u8 urls for different resolutions.
- after a few seconds click the stop button on the player
- find one of the m3u8 lines in the network "File" column, click on it
- over on the right side of the network window, click "edit and resend" button
- You can now highlight and copy the m3u8 url from the GET edit box. example:
- paste the line into a text file
- click the back button in firefox
- select the next video and repeat the process.
When you have captured all the m3u8 urls you want, edit the text file change "hls" to "mp4", change "m3u8" to "mp4"
you can change the resolution number to 2500, 800, 400, 150, 64. the rest of the url remains the same.
wget the videos with something like wget -w 120 -i textfilename
The woodwrights shop files are about 160 megs for 800 resolution, 270 megs for 1200, 530 megs for 2500. It adds up real quick.
Last edited by wb8nbs; 23rd Oct 2014 at 13:17. Reason: Bug found?
This works everywhere but in season 32 (2012-2013). The network window shows nothing at all. Not sure why the behavior is different only for this season.
This one is the next one up on the index page. It (and all others except season 32) generates a list of m3u8s in the network window.
not sure what you mean by videoInfo.
baseline; http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/woodwrights-shop/f3b3fa16-e708-4362-a0f6-861671fa45ca/8875/hd-mezzanine-16x9/WOWS321343-mp4-baseline-16x9.mp4 web (800k); http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/woodwrights-shop/f3b3fa16-e708-4362-a0f6-861671fa45ca/8875/hd-mezzanine-16x9/WOWS321343-web-16x9.mp4
ffmpeg -i "http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/woodwrights-shop/f3b3fa16-e708-4362-a0f6-861671fa45ca/8875/hd-mezzanine-16x9/WOWS321343-16x9-hls-2500k.m3u8" -c:v copy -c:a copy -f mpegts WOWS321343-16x9-hls-2500k.ts
avconv -i "http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/woodwrights-shop/f3b3fa16-e708-4362-a0f6-861671fa45ca/8875/hd-mezzanine-16x9/WOWS321343-16x9-hls-1200k.m3u8" -c:v copy -c:a copy -f mpegts WOWS321343-16x9-hls-1200k.ts
My try . The quality is good when watching on my PC's screen .
=== in FF : clear the cache === in FF : paste the link http://video.unctv.org/video/2292091598/ Stop the video after it has began === in FF : paste the link 'about:cache' !!! without quotes !!! === in FF : click on 'List Cache Entries' ( about:cache?storage=disk&context= ) === in FF : search for http://urs.pbs.org/redirect/ab9700bc11494f7da0aa606a381d3831/?format=jsonp&callback=jQuery183046393351945164885_1414174100127&_=1414174102706 Click on that link ==> in FF : Save the file as 'urs.pbs.org.txt' Openned the file for getting the rtmp link ==Code:
=== rtmpdump -r "rtmp://sdwfchwqitj2v.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/mp4:videos/woodwrights-shop/f3b3fa16-e708-4362-a0f6-861671fa45ca/8875/hd-mezzanine-16x9/WOWS321343-web-16x9.mp4" -o "WOWS321343-web-16x9.mp4" RTMPDump v2.4 (c) 2010 Andrej Stepanchuk, Howard Chu, The Flvstreamer Team; license: GPL Connecting ... WARNING: HandShake: client signature does not match! INFO: Connected... Starting download at: 0.000 kB INFO: Metadata: INFO: duration 1607.23 INFO: moovPosition 32.00 INFO: width 640.00 INFO: height 360.00 INFO: videocodecid avc1 INFO: audiocodecid mp4a INFO: avcprofile 77.00 INFO: avclevel 30.00 INFO: aacaot 2.00 INFO: videoframerate 29.97 INFO: audiosamplerate 48000.00 INFO: audiochannels 2.00 INFO: trackinfo: INFO: length 48213165.00 INFO: timescale 30000.00 INFO: language und INFO: sampledescription: INFO: sampletype avc1 INFO: length 77147136.00 INFO: timescale 48000.00 INFO: language und INFO: sampledescription: INFO: sampletype mp4a 177944.273 kB / 1607.21 sec (99.9%) Download complete ===Code:
=== MediaInfo Général Nom complet : E:\1_Aides_Process\WOWS321343-web-16x9.mp4 Format : Flash Video Taille du fichier : 174 Mio Durée : 26mn 47s Débit global moyen : 907 Kbps Vidéo Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Profil du format : Main@L3.0 Paramètres du format, CABAC : Oui Paramètres du format, RefFrames : 3 images Identifiant du codec : 7 Durée : 26mn 47s Largeur : 640 pixels Hauteur : 360 pixels Format à l'écran : 16/9 Type d'images/s : Constant Images par seconde : 29,970 Im/s Espace de couleurs : YUV Sous-échantillonnage de la chrominance : 4:2:0 Profondeur des couleurs : 8 bits Type de balayage : Progressif Bibliothèque utilisée : Zencoder Video Encoding System Audio Format : AAC Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Profil du format : LC Identifiant du codec : 10 Durée : 26mn 47s Canaux : 2 canaux Position des cannaux : Front: L R Echantillonnage : 48,0 KHz Mode de compression : Avec perte ===
ffmpeg (avconv) switches as suggested and ran that overnight. I now have all 13 season 32 files and they are the correct size about 270 megs. They play OK in vlc and in totem but throw a "corrupted file" error when accessed through firefox.
I hope the PBS people are working on something there and I will see a more consistant interface later in the year. This would be a busy time for them as all the new season files are going up.
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Last edited by blimey; 26th Oct 2014 at 18:13.
Fixed the "corrupted file" error from Firefox (probably from flash plugin) by running the files through VLC convert/save with "keep original video track" and "keep original audio track" checked. Apparently VLC rebuilds the file headers correctly. Files are 20 megs smaller but seem identical when viewed.
aazerty - I could not get your cache entry method to work. Might be my SSD setup, I have most of the caching turned off.
Hi wb8nbs ,
My (other) process under XP sp3 with 'Internet Explorer 8'.
--- Launch the link : http://video.unctv.org/video/2292091598/ Stop the video after it has began === Open "EXPLORER" --- In the directory "C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files" , in the column 'internet address' search for http://urs.pbs.org/redirect/ab9700bc11494f7da0aa606a381d3831/?format=jsonp&callback=jQuery183046393351945164885_1414174100127&_=1414174102706 On your left Double-click on that link '?format=jsonp...' Say 'yes' => the file will be openned
Hi all, I've been trying to download this video:
I found what I thought was the correct name of:
I've tried everything and keep getting an error that file isn't found when I change the hls and m3u8 to mp4.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Worked perfectly, thanks.
I've been trying to download "The Spy Factory".
I have tried several tools and I've tried looking for the video URL when I load the page using the Web Developer -> Network option in Firefox. I haven't been able to download it like I have other videos.
Does anyone know how to find the URL?