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  1. Hi ALL,

    Hope this post finds you well!

    I need to download videos from France.TV..

    I'm using SetupVPN (see screenshot below; Here's the GOOGLE APP link) which does allow me to WATCH videos from the site: https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html
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    HOWEVER, when I want to DOWNLOAD videos by using youtube-dl in command line, I simply cannot bypass the geo-restrictions:

    D:\MOVIE\TOOLS&BATCHFILES\AUDIO\SERIAL\VIDEOS\ffmpeg\bin>youtube-dl https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html
    [FranceTVSite] 542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018: Downloading webpage
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading video JSON
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading geo restriction info
    ERROR: The video is not available from your location

    So I tried the proxies on this page: http://spys.ru/free-proxy-list/FR

    This was a sample of my attempts:

    D:\MOVIE\TOOLS&BATCHFILES\AUDIO\SERIAL\VIDEOS\ffmp eg\bin>youtube-dl --proxy 51.255.235.168:80 https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html
    [FranceTVSite] 542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018: Downloading webpage
    ERROR: Unable to download webpage: (caused by URLError (timeout('timed out',),))

    I actually tried with ALL the proxies on that page, and even the socks5 proxies (e. g. "youtube-dl --proxy socks5://87.117.120:10080 https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html") but with no luck.

    Could anyone tell me, since the SetupVPN works for me in my browser, is it possible at all to PROXY FROM the the SetupVPN app extension in MY BROWSER when typing YOUTUBE-DL command lines? If yes, how? (I know SetupVPN has a separate app to serve as a system-wide proxy but I've got some errors with a newly installed package and meanwhile I can't seem to fix it, so this is not an option for me now) What command should I use? I wonder if it should be something like "youtube-dl socks5://127.0.0.1:1080" ? But that doesn't work for me either! Please HELP!

    Many thanks!
    NiesmialyGosc
    Last edited by NiesmialyGosc; 9th Jul 2018 at 02:48.
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  2. Or could anyone tell me how to figure out the French proxy server IP/port of the SetupVPN extension I'm currently using, so I can use that in my youtube-dl proxy parameter? Thank you!
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    I would just use Psiphon.
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    http://tinypic.com/r/21c5wqr/9
    I tried to upload a screenshot of Psiphon working on the link you provided above....didn't work....but Psiphon WORKS.
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  5. Originally Posted by hech54 View Post
    http://tinypic.com/r/21c5wqr/9
    I tried to upload a screenshot of Psiphon working on the link you provided above....didn't work....but Psiphon WORKS.
    Hi Hech! Thank you for the reply! You know I'm actually talking about bypassing geo-restrictions TO DOWNLOAD the video from France.TV, and NOT TO WATCH the video.. If you read through my post above you'll see I was talking about using youtube-dl.. BUT I don't know what proxy parameter to type in my command line if I want to proxy by using SetupVPN from my browser (it looks like "youtube-dl socks5://127.0.0.1:1080" doesn't work)!

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    In the sample above, the proxy 91.121.108.164:3128 is a French proxy I pick up from http://spys.one/free-proxy-list/FR in order to bypass the geo-restriction. But it does not work, & actually none of the proxies listed on this page works for me!

    Thanks
    NiesmialyGosc
    Last edited by NiesmialyGosc; 9th Jul 2018 at 02:38.
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    Hey....I was able to watch the video.....that's all I know. I bypassed the geo-restriction.
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  7. OK thanks for the information hech54! I'll try Psiphon later!

    So if anyone knows how to bypass the geo-restriction when I want to DOWNLOAD the video from FRANCE.TV, please let me know your comments? Thank you!
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  8. I was able to download the video with youtube-dl and PureVPN set to France (Paris). But I'm not using a browser plugin VPN (that only routes the browser's traffic through the VPN) but rather a VPN that routes all IP traffic through the VPN.

    youtube-dl shows the follow streams are available:
    Code:
    >youtube-dl -F https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html
    [FranceTVSite] 542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018: Downloading webpage
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading video JSON
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading geo restriction info
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading signed m3u8-download manifest URL
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading m3u8 information
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading signed hls_v5_os manifest URL
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading m3u8 information
    [info] Available formats for 179201670:
    format code        extension  resolution note
    hls_v5_os-203      mp4        256x144     203k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-203  mp4        256x144     203k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-325      mp4        320x180     325k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-325  mp4        320x180     325k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-606      mp4        512x288     606k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-606  mp4        512x288     606k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-866      mp4        704x396     866k , avc1.77.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-866  mp4        704x396     866k , avc1.77.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-1516     mp4        1024x576   1516k , avc1.77.30, mp4a.40.2 (best)
    I successfully download the last one.

    You may be able to use youtube-dl's --proxy switch to specify a French proxy, without using a VPN. For example, this proxy server is working right now:

    Code:
    youtube-dl --proxy 51.255.138.195:9999 https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html
    Last edited by jagabo; 9th Jul 2018 at 08:53.
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  9. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    I was able to download the video with youtube-dl and PureVPN set to France (Paris). But I'm not using a browser plugin VPN (that only routes the browser's traffic through the VPN) but rather a VPN that routes all IP traffic through the VPN.

    youtube-dl shows the follow streams are available:
    Code:
    >youtube-dl -F https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html
    [FranceTVSite] 542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018: Downloading webpage
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading video JSON
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading geo restriction info
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading signed m3u8-download manifest URL
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading m3u8 information
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading signed hls_v5_os manifest URL
    [FranceTV] 179201670: Downloading m3u8 information
    [info] Available formats for 179201670:
    format code        extension  resolution note
    hls_v5_os-203      mp4        256x144     203k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-203  mp4        256x144     203k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-325      mp4        320x180     325k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-325  mp4        320x180     325k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-606      mp4        512x288     606k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-606  mp4        512x288     606k , avc1.66.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-866      mp4        704x396     866k , avc1.77.30, mp4a.40.2
    m3u8-download-866  mp4        704x396     866k , avc1.77.30, mp4a.40.2
    hls_v5_os-1516     mp4        1024x576   1516k , avc1.77.30, mp4a.40.2 (best)
    I successfully download the last one.

    You may be able to use youtube-dl's --proxy switch to specify a French proxy, without using a VPN. For example, this proxy server is working right now:

    Code:
    youtube-dl --proxy 51.255.138.195:9999 https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/542731-emission-du-lundi-2-juillet-2018.html
    Thank you jagabo, yes I've always had to use a system-wide VPN and switch to a French proxy to download the videos (the only concern is that this VPN is only available in my office and, you know it's not very good for me to download such stuff for personal use in my workplace, and that's why I'm looking for an alternative solution); however, it doesn't seem to be stable because it occurs from time to time that even I've turned on my system-wide Cisco-AnyConnect VPN & selected a French proxy, the download ends up with an error message as follows:

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    And below you can see my VPN interface, where a French proxy is selected:

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    Not sure why this keeps happening.. If you check the video links in my first screenshot: https://www.6play.fr/legends-p_5814/saison-1-episode-1-c_11566636, you'll see the video belongs to this TV series: https://www.6play.fr/legends-p_5814 which should not have been deleted because it has just been newly released! So why am I getting "No video formats found"? I've also tried the proxy you've provided, as well as the proxies on this page http://spys.one/free-proxy-list/FR/, but none of them works for me today (see below), while I did find a working proxy on that same page the other day!

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    "ERROR: Unable to download JSON metadata: <urlopen error [WinError 10061] No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it> (caused by URLError(ConnectionRefusedError(10061, 'No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it', None, 10061, None),))"

    Where can I find a page where I can constantly find a usable proxy?? Do you have any idea?

    Many thanks!
    NiesmialyGosc
    Last edited by NiesmialyGosc; 10th Jul 2018 at 04:40.
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  10. @jagabo I notice that when I'm trying to download this video:https://www.6play.fr/soupcon-de-magie-p_5806/Saison-2-episode-1-c_11615764, the download trace reads as follows:

    D:\MOVIE\TOOLS&BATCHFILES\AUDIO\SERIAL\VIDEOS\ffmpeg\bin>youtube-dl https://www.6play.fr/soupcon-de-magie-p_5806/Saison-2-episode-1-c_11615764
    [6play] 11615764: Downloading JSON metadata
    [6play] 11615764: Downloading webpage
    [6play] 11615764: Downloading m3u8 information
    [6play] 11615764: Downloading f4m manifest
    [6play] 11615764: Downloading MPD manifest
    [6play] 11615764: Downloading ISM manifest
    [dashsegments] Total fragments: 398
    [download] Destination: Saison 2 Úpisode 1-11615764.fdash-video_eng=3147000.mp4
    [download] 0.9% of ~712.34MiB at 289.11KiB/s ETA 58:56

    WHEREAS when I try to download this video:https://www.6play.fr/legends-p_5814/saison-1-episode-1-c_11566636, I see the following highlighted error message:

    D:\MOVIE\TOOLS&BATCHFILES\AUDIO\SERIAL\VIDEOS\ffmp eg\bin>youtube-dl https://www.6play.fr/legends-p_5814/saison-1-episode-1-c_11566636
    [6play] 11566636: Downloading JSON metadata
    [6play] 11566636: Downloading webpage
    [6play] 11566636: Downloading m3u8 information
    [6play] 11566636: Downloading f4m manifest
    WARNING: Unable to download f4m manifest: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden
    [6play] 11566636: Downloading MPD manifest
    [6play] 11566636: Downloading ISM manifest
    ERROR: No video formats found; please report this issue on https://yt-dl.org/bug . Make sure you are using the latest version; type youtube-dl -U to update. Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output.

    I think this warning has something to do with why my second download isn't sucessful. However, as you can see the second video can be replayed normally online when you use a French proxy.. So I'm really wondering what has caused this highlighted error above..
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  11. Legends requires login credentials. I've never used them but try the --username and --password options.
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  12. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Legends requires login credentials. I've never used them but try the --username and --password options.
    Thanks jagabo! However, no luck.. I've already raised a ticket with the YT dev team..

    https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl/issues/16949

    Let's wait for their response!

    Cheers
    NiesmialyGosc
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  13. The link you inquired about is now expired, but I just tried this one https://www.france.tv/france-2/parents-mode-d-emploi/553349-parents-mode-d-emploi.html

    It downloads just fine with a system VPN (not browser VPN) , together with Tubedigger set to I.E. browser. Very simple to do.
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    [QUOTE=NiesmialyGosc;2523980]
    Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    I was able to download the video with youtube-dl and PureVPN set to France (Paris). But I'm not using a browser plugin VPN (that only routes the browser's traffic through the VPN) but rather a VPN that routes all IP traffic through the VPN.
    Where can I find a page where I can constantly find a usable proxy?? Do you have any idea?

    Many thanks!
    NiesmialyGosc
    Use Windscribe VPN, Canadian company, and the workers do speak french too...
    Windscribe offers 10GB of data per month for FREE (unlimited devices), and you can "mine for crypto coins", on their webpage for more download credit.
    Both, their Windows app and web-browser extension are useful for your needs..
    they got servers in france..
    also, they have socks5 proxy for users, but i am afraid it is only for paid pro users..

    edit:
    addition, for mobile phones, they do have atleast for android an app on google play..
    Last edited by Kamala; 15th Jul 2018 at 09:56.
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