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  1. Hi.

    I was wondering if there are any recommended programs that can obtain the video, photo and audio files directly from web-sites? I also looked at some of the files in the download section. There are a lot.

    I have seen a lot of programs that convert the files first. But a site like youtube has webm files. I would want to convert those after. Or a site like yahoo.ca/.com video has streaming files and I am unsure what those are (I looked at the html and it said m4v videos in some instances. So it's usually mp4's of some type.

    I have tried Open Cloners Stream-Cloner. But there was issues with my computer and errors, or the program closing for no reason. I stopped and uninstalled. I have heard of 123copydvd's Stream Rip and Record.

    Thanks.
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  3. Hi ,

    I just answer for :

    > But a site like youtube has webm files.
    > I would want to convert those after.

    Use youtube-dl

    Code:
    === launch
    youtube-dl -F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxdHMHuTxUQ
    ===
    === result
    [youtube] vxdHMHuTxUQ: Downloading webpage
    [youtube] vxdHMHuTxUQ: Extracting video information
    [youtube] vxdHMHuTxUQ: Downloading DASH manifest
    [info] Available formats for vxdHMHuTxUQ:
    format code extension resolution  note
    171         webm      audio only  DASH audio , audio@128k (worst)
    140         m4a       audio only  DASH audio , audio@128k
    139         m4a       audio only  DASH audio   48k , audio@ 48k (22050Hz), 1.27MiB
    140         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  128k , audio@128k (44100Hz), 3.39MiB
    171         webm      audio only  DASH audio  143k , audio@128k (44100Hz), 3.57MiB
    172         webm      audio only  DASH audio  198k , audio@256k (44100Hz), 4.89MiB
    141         m4a       audio only  DASH audio  255k , audio@256k (44100Hz), 6.80MiB
    160         mp4       144p        DASH video , video only
    278         webm      256x144     DASH video   92k , webm container, VP9, 1fps, video only, 1.39MiB
    160         mp4       256x144     DASH video  124k , 15fps, video only, 2.82MiB
    242         webm      240p        DASH video , video only
    133         mp4       240p        DASH video , video only
    242         webm      426x240     DASH video  114k , 1fps, video only, 2.35MiB
    133         mp4       426x240     DASH video  278k , 30fps, video only, 6.71MiB
    243         webm      360p        DASH video , video only
    134         mp4       360p        DASH video , video only
    243         webm      640x360     DASH video  218k , 1fps, video only, 4.52MiB
    134         mp4       640x360     DASH video  266k , 30fps, video only, 6.16MiB
    244         webm      480p        DASH video , video only
    135         mp4       480p        DASH video , video only
    244         webm      852x480     DASH video  395k , 1fps, video only, 8.03MiB
    135         mp4       852x480     DASH video  581k , 30fps, video only, 13.42MiB
    247         webm      720p        DASH video , video only
    136         mp4       720p        DASH video , video only
    247         webm      1278x720    DASH video  793k , 1fps, video only, 14.59MiB
    136         mp4       1278x720    DASH video 1284k , 30fps, video only, 27.77MiB
    17          3gp       176x144
    36          3gp       320x240
    5           flv       400x240
    43          webm      640x360
    18          mp4       640x360
    22          mp4       1280x720    (best)
    ===
    
    choice done for formats 136 & 141
    === new batch
    youtube-dl -f 136+141 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxdHMHuTxUQ -o Zorba.mp4
    ===
    
    for the best automaticaly selected
    ===
    youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxdHMHuTxUQ best -o Zorba.mp4
    ===
    Cheers .
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  4. Hi. Thanks for the information.

    I noticed a thread talking about RTE RTMPE Ripping (How to rip of RTE player). These were the links I noticed in the html.

    So, I would prefer if I could load a program that will automatically look for me, such as what was recommended. But if using the command prompt or script programs better? I am willing to learn and will look at what else is in this thread.

    I would prefer the original files and convert them myself after downloading. But how do these streaming methods work? What is the original source file? Can anyone tell? Or is everything just proprietary and each web-site/streaming server selects the output format?

    Is there anything not so common or newer like the webm file type? It is but is not really used as a video file outside of youtube as far as I know. Are there any players that support it or use the file as is?
    Last edited by SyncroScales; 29th Dec 2014 at 03:48.
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