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  1. Hi. The site in question is tubitv.com and I've been happily downloading from it using youtube-dl. Now, though, this is what I get when asking for the list of download options:
    E:\>yt -F https://tubitv.com/watch/243772/s01_e03_deflate_your_mate
    [generic] s01_e03_deflate_your_mate: Requesting header
    WARNING: Falling back on generic information extractor.
    [generic] s01_e03_deflate_your_mate: Downloading webpage
    [generic] s01_e03_deflate_your_mate: Extracting information
    ERROR: Unsupported URL: https://tubitv.com/watch/243772/s01_e03_deflate_your_mate

    Can anyone suggest why the URL is no longer 'supported'? Like I said, I successfully downloaded many other episodes of this series. Thank you.
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    You can ask the developer themselves:

    https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/issues

    Anyway, perhaps some change in the tubitv site now makes youtube-dl return that error message...

    ...and often error messages do not mean what they say

    I remember that many months ago something similar happened to Twitter and suddenly youtube-dl became unable to download any video from Jack D0nkey's web site.
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    Are you sure the link works? I keep getting "oops, this page doesn't exist" as if such episode was deleted or the link is wrong.
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  4. Yes, it works (just tested it and it played). You do need to appear as if you're in the USA or Canada, though. I use a VPN.
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    Originally Posted by pooksahib View Post
    Yes, it works (just tested it and it played). You do need to appear as if you're in the USA or Canada, though. I use a VPN.
    Already did that,still "oops". Oh well.
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  6. It can be tricky, I've noticed. Sometimes I have to change location, close down Firefox and reload.
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  7. Use Developer Tools (F12, Network tab, reload page) to find the m3u8 URL. Use that with youtube-dl.

    Code:
    youtube-dl "https://fastly.tubi.video/577bedcc-c20a-45da-8dcf-78defbe71e72/uez4dhug1a.m3u8?token=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJleHAiOjE1NjI0NDg1OTAsInBsYXRmb3JtIjoid2ViIn0.fMY8jutH-7HDQksPgGlcyR7o294lTgQEI2L0qS-v4V0"
    You may need a fresh URL.
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  8. Thanks, jagabo. Right now, ALL vids on that site are refusing to play and, as I understand it, you can't get an m3u8 unless the vid is playable on your browser. I'll keep trying...
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  9. Just made a discovery: with NordVPN you need to disable their CyberSec feature. I see there are 2 m3u8 URLs:
    https://fastly.tubi.video/577bedcc-c20a-45da-8dcf-78defbe71e72/uez4dhug1a.m3u8?token=e...BeeQmFqYrbK9lw
    and
    https://fastly.tubi.video/577bedcc-c20a-45da-8dcf-78defbe71e72/vlw1gmcr/stream.m3u8

    Calling the long one with -F gives me the format code for the 1280x720 vid - happy days. Thank you so much, jagabo.

    EDIT: tried the same with some other episodes - lots of 'requests' were generated but when I filtered for m3u8, there were none. So I tried the same episode that worked for me ten minutes ago - again, no m3u8 to be seen. This is all too weird...
    Last edited by pooksahib; 30th Jun 2019 at 04:49. Reason: grammar and frustration
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  10. Sometimes I have to press the +30 or -30 buttons for a video to start playing.
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  11. I think I've got it, I was forgetting to 'reload page' after 'Network'. New problem:
    "ERROR: m3u8 download detected but ffmpeg or avconv could not be found. Please install one."

    I went to videohelp's page for ffmpeg and the version for Windows is portable. I now have ffmpeg in a folder on my E drive. However, that error message is still being generated. What do I need to do to make youtube-dl see that I have ffmpeg? Many thanks.
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  12. Aha - I added --ffmpeg-location "E:\Free\ffmpeg\bin" to the call and, as I type, my Command Line Box is going crazy. I presume it's downloading...

    It was! Excellent, always good to learn something new.
    Last edited by pooksahib; 30th Jun 2019 at 07:54.
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  13. I just put a copy of ffmpeg.exe in the same folder as youtube-dl.exe.
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  14. Even easier, I'll give that a try. Thanks again.
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