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  1. Hi,

    is it possible to download (record) this live stream with any tool? I have tryed so many without luck.

    I know i can do it with screen recording but thats not what i want.

    Thanx a lot.

    Code:
    https://live-rtlhr.akamaized.net/out/u/rtl_hr/rtl_bigbrother_ott_c_5.m3u8
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  2. Use youtube-dl.

    Code:
    youtube-dl https://live-rtlhr.akamaized.net/out/u/rtl_hr/rtl_bigbrother_ott_c_5.m3u8
    If you're not familiar with command line usage, follow the instructions in this post:

    https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/384888-how-can-i-make-drag-an-drop-batch-file-for-...xe#post2495186

    Then copy the URL to the clipboard and double click on _cb2ytdl.bat.
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  3. thanx jagabo

    is your downloaded video encrypted or you can watch it normal?
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  4. The video I downloaded with youtube-dl was not encrypted.

    PS: Since the video is a live stream it has no end. To stop recording in youtube-dl use CTRL+C. That will leave ".part" at the end of the filename. Just remove that, leaving ".mp4". That is, rename

    Code:
    rtl_bigbrother_ott_c_5-rtl_bigbrother_ott_c_5.mp4.part
    to

    Code:
    rtl_bigbrother_ott_c_5-rtl_bigbrother_ott_c_5.mp4
    Last edited by jagabo; 27th Feb 2018 at 12:07.
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  5. thanx a lot, now it works!!

    great software, it would be even better if this could work somehow on android phone but its ok on pc too
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  6. Another method is to copy and paste the m3u8 link to Allavsoft and click Download button. It will automatically download them to mp4
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  7. It should work with ffmpeg as well :
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i "https://whatever.net/link/of/the/stream.m3u8" -c:v copy -c:a copy "E:\name_of_the_file.mp4"
    But the thread is 9 months old and the link is obsolete... _
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  8. You can also use:

    --no-part

    ...in your yt-dl syntax.
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  9. I tried the --no-part switch with a m3u8 link (a fixed-length video, not a live stream) : it doesn't prevent yt-dl from downloading .fragX files, which add unnecessary clutter on the drive (although those temporary files are deleted right away, someone who needs to recover a file later on with something like Recuva might find thousands of those .fragX files, and it's also likely to increase fragmentation), whereas ffmpeg copies the partial streams on the fly directly to the output.
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