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  1. As a streaming DL beginner I have been trying to read the new posts to try to get up to speed.

    Recently saw TVDownloader post https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/382423-YoutubeVideoDownloader-download-video-and-a...0-sites/page14 and decided to try.

    Really liked it. The GUI is so much easier.

    Worked perfectly when used to DL PBS NOVA metals https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-treasures-earth-metals/

    Then tried to DL Xmovies8 MacGyver The Widowmaker https://xmovies8.yt/watch/macgyver-1490/?ep=57240 which I can stream OK but got Error Message 503.

    1st thought problem was due to paused video so retried with the video streaming, same error 503.

    Googled error 503 and found How to fix a 503 Service Unavailable error https://www.lifewire.com/503-service-unavailable-explained-2622940 "...Most of the time, it occurs because the server is too busy or because there's maintenance being performed on it."

    In my case since I can watch the video stream, am wondering if TVDownloader is loading the server too much? I was surprised how fast the PBS downloads were.

    Is there anyway I can reduce TVDownloader load on the servers?
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  2. Need access.
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  3. LZAA

    Do not know what you mean by "Need access"?

    Thought https://xmovies8.yt/watch/macgyver-1490/?ep=57240 was all you need since I can stream that show with it if I start the play button.

    If not please explain in more detail or provide a link to something that does.
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  4. streamlink --http-header Origin=https://xmovies8.yt "https://xiao.smamuhh1metro.com/7q91EzxVobD2lubAo3p1odXtVdhq6HFFD3KpLSWF6SmF7UIK/0/playlist.m3u8" best -o video.ts
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  5. LZAA

    streamlink --http-header Origin=https://xmovies8.yt
    "https://xiao.smamuhh1metro.com/7q91EzxVobD2lubAo3p1odXtVdhq6HFFD3KpLSWF6SmF7UIK/0/playlist.m3u8" best -o video.ts

    You are dealing with a beginner. I have No idea what to do.
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  6. 1. Streamlink: https://www.videohelp.com/software/Streamlink
    2. F12 -> Developer tool of Browser -> Network
    3. Find URL m3u8 -> Copy.
    4. Request Headers -> Find Origin -> Copy.
    5. Code for Streamlink:
    streamlink --http-header Origin=https://xmovies8.yt
    "URL m3u8" best -o video.ts
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  7. LZAA

    Thanks for all your help!

    Tried to install Streamlink but found need Win Adm Rights (do not have) so check for a portable version.

    Found https://streamlink.github.io/install.html#windows-portable-version and tried both RosadinTV and Beardypig vers. neither worked. Do not know if problem me or PC?

    What I need is something with GUI because am not good with command line.
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    Download the streamlink portable .zip on your desktop. (assuming you get it from here )
    Right click on the archive and select "extract files". Hit ok.
    Open the extracted folder and you'll see streamlink.exe there
    While holding SHIFT key on keyboard press right mouse click anywhere in the folder, select "open command prompt here"
    Copy and paste the code LZAA gave you.

    If you're running Windows 10 and all you see is "open power shell here", then rename the folder from Streamlink_for_Windows_Portable_v1.0.0 to just Streamlink.
    Hold Windows key (next to CTRL or FN key) and press "R" key (both together)
    In the runbox type "cmd" without quotes and hit enter. CMD will open with something like C:\Users\yourname>
    just type in there "CD Desktop\Streamlink" without quotes,hit enter.
    Paste the code LZAA gave you.
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  9. Sviests

    Thank you for the detailed instructions. Used your link to get streamlink portable and extracted it found streamlink.exe and following your directions selected open command prompt here.

    Beginners Questions:
    1. copy paste code from LZAA Screen 1 did everything

    Forgot to mention this PC has Windows 7.

    2. do I now got to "Hold Windows key (next to CTRL or FN key) and press "R" key (both together)" did this Screen 2

    3. Got lost for In the runbox type "cmd" without quotes and hit enter.

    Is there a video that shows this?

    Last thought maybe I should only copy paste url between quotes Screen 3 Please clarify which one is correct

    As a beginner I can follow a video much better are there any for Streamlink?
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  10. LZAA

    Used your link GUI: TubeDigger took me to Software Video Downloaders TubeDigger 6.8.2 https://www.videohelp.com/software/Tubedigger

    Used link Download TubeDigger 6.8.2 28.1MB Win but it was standard install Screen 1

    Forgot to mention I need Portable Apps
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    You did everything correctly except you did not paste the full code. You need to call the streamlink.exe file. Don't just paste the .m3u8 url.
    This is what you should paste in the CMD:
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  12. Sviests

    Thank you for your patience

    "You did everything correctly except you did not paste the full code." Just for the record, what is the full code?

    "You need to call the streamlink.exe file." Am still confused how I go from the full code to Hold Windows key (next to CTRL or FN key) and press "R" key (both together)
    In the runbox type "cmd" without quotes and hit enter. CMD will open with something like C:\Users\yourname>
    just type in there "CD Desktop\Streamlink" without quotes,hit enter.

    There must be a video somewhere that shows this? At least I can follow all the correct steps.

    You can not believe how frustrating this is for a beginner which is why I like a GUI.

    Starting out can any version of Streamlink Twitch GUI work? It does not matter if there are no options only that it works.
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    Forget about the windows key.
    This is the full code to paste in the CMD:

    streamlink.exe --http-header Origin=https://xmovies8.yt "https://xiao.smamuhh1metro.com/7q91EzxVobD2lubAo3p1odXtVdhq6HFFD3KpLSWF6SmF7UIK/0/playlist.m3u8" best -o video.ts
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  14. Sviets

    Used your last code to paste in CMD streamlink.exe --http-header Origin=https://xmovies8.yt "https://xiao.smamuhh1metro.com/7q91EzxVobD2lubAo3p1odXtVdhq6HFFD3KpLSWF6SmF7UIK/0/playlist.m3u8" best -o video.ts

    Get Unable to open URL ...404 Client Error

    Did screen captures for all steps so hope you can tell what am doing wrong.
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    The .m3u8 link is dead,get a new one.
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