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  1. Has anyone successfully found a way to use streamlink for downloading an on-demand stream from Xfinity ( An example m3u8 URL is:

    The stream is DRM protected with SAMPLE-AES and I haven't been successful in any methods so far with ffmpeg, youtube-dl, and streamlink. I'm wondering if there's a specific process someone has discovered that works. Thanks in advance!
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  2. Here's an example of a download attempt with streamlink:

    [cli][info] Found matching plugin hls for URL
    [cli][info] Available streams: 180p_alt (worst), 180p, 288p, 360p, 432p, 720p, 1080p (best)
    [cli][info] Opening stream: 1080p (hls-multi)
    [stream.hls][error] Failed to create decryptor: ('Unable to decrypt cipher {0}', 'SAMPLE-AES')
    [stream.hls][error] Failed to create decryptor: ('Unable to decrypt cipher {0}', 'SAMPLE-AES')
    [cli][error] Try 1/1: Could not open stream <Stream()> (No data returned from stream)
    error: Could not open stream <Stream()>, tried 1 times, exiting
    [cli][info] Closing currently open stream...
    Last edited by streamtownmall; 2nd Jul 2020 at 15:54.
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  3. additionally, here's the output from youtube-dl -F:

    youtube-dl -F
    [generic] 1577020995979_1564155138774_500000_5: Requesting header
    [redirect] Following redirect to
    [generic] 1577020995979_1564155138774_500000_5: Requesting header
    [generic] 1577020995979_1564155138774_500000_5: Downloading m3u8 information
    [info] Available formats for 1577020995979_1564155138774_500000_5:
    format code      extension  resolution note
    g104000-English  mp4        audio only [en] 
    g147000-English  mp4        audio only [en] 
    454              mp4        320x180     454k , avc1.4d401f, video only
    655              mp4        320x180     655k , avc1.4d401f, video only
    970              mp4        512x288     970k , avc1.4d401f, video only
    1364             mp4        640x360    1364k , avc1.4d401f, video only
    2073             mp4        768x432    2073k , avc1.4d401f, video only
    3325             mp4        1280x720   3325k , avc1.4d4020, video only
    3868             mp4        1920x1080  3868k , avc1.640029, video only (best)
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  4. the m3u8 url is linked in my last few posts. Is there a different one you'd like?

    edit: just in case, here's the URL where the m3u8 was pulled from:
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    Originally Posted by streamtownmall View Post
    the m3u8 url is linked in my last few posts. Is there a different one you'd like?

    edit: just in case, here's the URL where the m3u8 was pulled from:
    When you play it in your browser, does the web player actually play those hls (m3u8) sources? Or does it play dash sources (mpd) instead?
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  6. I'm not certain. It'll pull down about 110 mp4 segments at a time and play through those. The mp4's are linked in this format: The page source shows the embed using the m3u8 link:
    <video src="" iswrapped="true" style="height: 100%; width: 100%;" c-t-playing="true" c-t-pause="true" ispaused="true"></video>
    The page also has reference to "DashMpdConverter" in the PlayerPlatformAPI.js but I don't know if that's an option for other means of streaming.

    Xfinity's page source for this stream also shows:
       "asset.streamingFormat": "mpd" === XTV.Player.api.asset.getUrlType() ? "DASH" : "HLS",
                        isEMESupported: XTV.isEMESupported()
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  7. Need acvcess.
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