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    Normally when I rip a stream from a website with youtube-dl I use F12, Firefox Inspect Element tool and copy a video link. If a .dash extension, I change that in .mpd and that enables the downloading.
    With this video this doesn't work (I can play the video)
    https://remix-cf.lwc.vrtcdn.be/remix/1b841f8a-ff9c-4ac5-8174-1c16f6369c63/remix.ism/dash/remix-video=1968572.mpd
    and I get: ERROR: No video formats found; etc...
    The F12 tool shows all the segments in .mp4 format.
    How can I find the manifest, .mpd?

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    https://www.vrt.be/vrtnu/a-z/cold-feet/1/cold-feet-s1a1/
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  3. Thats normal since most of the international programs are protected with DRM encryption there are 2 .mpd links and you cant download those TVDownloader and http://www.downloadgemist.nl/ downloads these trough the unencrypted m3u8 links so those 2 work goodluck
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    Thanks for your reply. You are probably right, but my experience is that if a video is drm protected, that drm is stated in the link.
    And how do ¨downloadgemist¨ bypass the drm? I don't think they store all these videos on their server.
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    I tested your link in TVDownloader and Youtube-dl-gui and got the same results from both. Here's a line from the error message I got in TVDownloader:

    ERROR: Invalid Location.

    That essentially translates to "File Not Found". And as a member of PBS I can tell you that they only keep programs online for a short time for non-members (usually no longer than a month after the last time they've shown it on one of their channels), and a slightly longer short time for PBS Passport members, IF they think members want to see it. Otherwise they delete it to save space for current programs.

    There are 5 seasons (1-5) of Cold Feet on TubiTV, which for me has been the best for streaming.
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    Originally Posted by sven32 View Post
    Thanks for your reply. You are probably right, but my experience is that if a video is drm protected, that drm is stated in the link.
    And how do ¨downloadgemist¨ bypass the drm? I don't think they store all these videos on their server.
    have you tried the firefox addon called the stream detector ??
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  7. Download the mpd file and you'll see it's PlayReady DRM:

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    It's Widevine.

    Code:
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    Complete name                            : C:\Users\Desktop\decryptedvideo.mp4
    Format                                   : iso6
    Codec ID                                 : iso6 (iso6/dash)
    File size                                : 705 MiB
    Duration                                 : 50 min 3 s
    Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Overall bit rate                         : 1 969 kb/s
    
    Video
    ID                                       : 1
    Format                                   : AVC
    Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                           : Main@L3.1
    Format settings                          : CABAC / 2 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
    Format settings, Reference frames        : 2 frames
    Codec ID                                 : avc3
    Codec ID/Info                            : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration                                 : 50 min 3 s
    Bit rate mode                            : Variable
    Bit rate                                 : 1 967 kb/s
    Maximum bit rate                         : 3 000 kb/s
    Width                                    : 960 pixels
    Height                                   : 540 pixels
    Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                          : Variable
    Frame rate                               : 25.000 FPS
    Minimum frame rate                       : 21.429 FPS
    Maximum frame rate                       : 25.000 FPS
    Color space                              : YUV
    Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                                : 8 bits
    Scan type                                : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.152
    Stream size                              : 704 MiB (100%)
    Codec configuration box                  : avcC
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    Newbie...Does this mean that there is no way for me to find a working .mpd link to capture it with youtube-dl or other?
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    Originally Posted by sven32 View Post
    Newbie...Does this mean that there is no way for me to find a working .mpd link to capture it with youtube-dl or other?
    Indeed. .mpd will be encrypted. The first challenge is to make sure that youtube-dl doesn't skip drm protected .mpd's. The second and also the biggest one is to find the decryption key of the stream.
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    Thanks again! How do I tell youtube-nl not to skip drm protected manifest files? Cannot find it in the -help file.
    I am on Ubuntu terminal.
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  12. sven32 even then you will need the keys and then decrypt those all that work wich i would not understand why you would want that TVDownloader downloads everything from there your link included just use your username and password and it will start downloading or the hard way change the mpd link from https://remix-cf.lwc.vrtcdn.be/remix/1b841f8a-ff9c-4ac5-8174-1c16f6369c63/remix.ism/.mpd to https://remix-cf.lwc.vrtcdn.be/remix/1b841f8a-ff9c-4ac5-8174-1c16f6369c63/remix_aes.ism/.m3u8 so you add this remix_aes.ism/.m3u8 after the / of the mpd link done and it will download you do this to all the video's with the drm protection mostly the international video's goodluck
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  13. Originally Posted by ChezBompaLawijt View Post
    sven32 even then you will need the keys and then decrypt those all that work wich i would not understand why you would want that TVDownloader downloads everything from there your link included just use your username and password and it will start downloading or the hard way change the mpd link from https://remix-cf.lwc.vrtcdn.be/remix/1b841f8a-ff9c-4ac5-8174-1c16f6369c63/remix.ism/.mpd to https://remix-cf.lwc.vrtcdn.be/remix/1b841f8a-ff9c-4ac5-8174-1c16f6369c63/remix_aes.ism/.m3u8 so you add this remix_aes.ism/.m3u8 after the / of the mpd link done and it will download you do this to all the video's with the drm protection mostly the international video's goodluck
    Nice. I was able to download via that m3u8 link from the USA without an account or VPN (with youtube-dl). How did you find the link?
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    Originally Posted by ChezBompaLawijt View Post
    sven32 even then you will need the keys and then decrypt those all that work wich i would not understand why you would want that TVDownloader downloads everything from there your link included just use your username and password and it will start downloading or the hard way change the mpd link from https://remix-cf.lwc.vrtcdn.be/remix/1b841f8a-ff9c-4ac5-8174-1c16f6369c63/remix.ism/.mpd to https://remix-cf.lwc.vrtcdn.be/remix/1b841f8a-ff9c-4ac5-8174-1c16f6369c63/remix_aes.ism/.m3u8 so you add this remix_aes.ism/.m3u8 after the / of the mpd link done and it will download you do this to all the video's with the drm protection mostly the international video's goodluck
    Absolutely brilliant! I cannot use TVDownloader as I use Linux Ubuntu. Can you give us a hint how you came to this solution?
    You made my day! Thanks!
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  15. Originally Posted by sven32 View Post
    Can you give us a hint how you came to this solution?
    Here's a hint.
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