I need help with this video; https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA1P7906FU2RYT6YW47WTEHLK0W-SYRIA-SYRIA-AND-IRAQ-...q+syria+travel
It seems possible to download it, I've tried everything from extensions to different softwares... Seems impossible, I got a streaming link though, but even that doesn't work when i put it into any streaming or video downloading programme: http://streaming.britishpathe.com/hds-vod/MEDIA-5/archive/W0KL/2015-12-07T154149Z_1_LV...IGNING.MP4.f4m
I've tried extensions such as flash video downloader, Adobe HDS / HLS video saver, Stream Video Downloader, Video Downloader Professional, Wondershare, AllavSoft and so many other extensions and softwares.
I'm using a mac by the way and I'm loosing my mind over how hard this is !?1
Can anyone help?
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I'm on Win7 Pro SP1 and i used FF (sorry not mac) but its quite simple to download.
I F12'ed and refreshed the page for the network traffic and typed f4m in "Filter urls" and F5'd again while video is playing. This manifests 6 Requests from your browser and one of them is a GET under Network/Domains - streaming.british.pathe RED arrow.
Click on this and get the REQ Url from the far right of the page; RED arrow again - it 'calls' an url of
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Footnote: Media Info Lite reports the downloaded mp4 is mis-named and is a swf video. And note the black-arrowed swf player too in the Network traffic. (2). This seems to buffer the little file very well for playback whereas I found when I played it back in 'conventional' media players it locked up here n there. (I DL it a few times over to make sure I hadnt got a dodgy DL).
If you cant translate this procedure into Mac-speak (and I certainly cant!) then here's the file anyway.
Last edited by codehound; 26th Aug 2018 at 17:56.
Hi Codehound, you're an absolute legend!
The problem though, is that the downloaded file seems damaged compared to the original one posted on the website. The clip repeats itself at times and some of it is out of sync with both sound and picture at some areas of the video.
But nice try though! You've gotten me the furthest so far.
Download it and see for yourself then, friend. Read Footnote in Post #2 please.
Its the sfw video player that is smoothing the video out my friend....notice the buffer in the timeline whilst playing.
Best playback I got was from WMP which just paused twice during playback. Both Mplayerc and VLC had buffering issues.
Last edited by codehound; 26th Aug 2018 at 18:52.
ooooh! now i get it, just a follow up question, whats the best video editing software for editing an flv video without losing its quality ?
VSO Downloader which just happened to be running when I pressed the link, and it downloaded! Lmao, I also want to download a few videos from British Pathe but can't get this far, I need a streaming link, how to retrieve one?
https://www.videohelp.com/software/Video-DownloadHelper and it will download it without searching for anything it's simple and easy goodluck
But it says to install Firefox? Not Google Chrome.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-downloadhelper/lmjnegcaeklhafolokijcfj...iaokphfk?hl=nl install and your ready to go
Last edited by ChezBompaLawijt; 19th Jan 2020 at 15:22.
It needs a premium subscription, it was working fine, but of course it's for money, any other help?
I used Firefox on Win7 with a user agent switcher (iPhone, Safari). Right click on the video and select Copy Link Location. You can also get this link from "The Stream Detector" plugin for Firefox without using a user agent switcher. Then use StreamLink to download via that link:
streamlink -o "output.ts" "https://streaming.britishpathe.com/hls-vod/MEDIA-5/archive/W0KL/2015-12-07T154149Z_1_LVA1P7906FU2RYT6YW47WTEHLK0W_RTRWNEV_F_SYRIA-SYRIA-AND-IRAQ-RELAX-TRAVEL-RESTRICTIONS-FOLLOWING-SIGNING.MP4.m3u8" best
Last edited by jagabo; 1st Feb 2020 at 08:54.
I'd like to give a huge thanks to you man, you saved my life! But is there an alternative to StreamLink? I install it but I can't find the actual program anywhere :/
Last edited by SajidA829; 11th Feb 2020 at 14:47.