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  1. I have been using this newer free video streaming site called TubiTV. It is a lot like the early Hulu. VideoDownloadHelper works on 1/2 the content. But the others have something called Aes-Ctr. I am not sure if this is the only protection they use. I have tried several of the down-loaders that say the work on thousands of sites. But they have not added TubiTV yet. I do not need one that works on pay sites like Netflix. I just use the free sites I find. Any down-loaders that work on this site?
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    each video it's a special case. they're not all the same. some are easy to find others less.
    example on Scary Movie 4 (https://tubitv.com/movies/589009/scary-movie-4) is simple to download with:
    Code:
    youtube-dl --no-part --referer "https://tubitv.com/movies/589009/scary-movie-4?start=true" --output "Scary_Movie_4.ts" "https://fastly.tubi.video/488072ec-0d2f-41a0-9205-b0d0f254b6d8/9exxehq0/stream.m3u8?token=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJjb3VudHJ5IjoiVVMiLCJkZXZpY2VfaWQiOiI0NTQ5MzU3Zi0wY2VjLTRmOTItYTkxNC05OGRlMDNhNGFmZDUiLCJleHAiOjE2MjA3MTczMDAsImV4cGVyaW1lbnQiOnsibmFtZSI6Imdvb2dsZV9jZG5fb25fd2ViIiwibmFtZXNwYWNlIjoidGl0YW4zIiwidHJlYXRtZW50IjoiZmFzdGx5In0sInBsYXRmb3JtIjoiV0VCIiwidXNlcl9pZCI6MH0.VR8eLt2zQ0SvQV0EofjWe7W-fMSVLITB3fBQkuMGH1w&manifest=true"
    or this Little Man (https://tubitv.com/movies/503326/little-man)
    Code:
    youtube-dl --output "Little:Man.ts" "https://fastly.tubi.video/63102b7c-911b-4bf4-bae2-2960f1c856e2/vmdrzkaa/stream.m3u8?token=eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJjb3VudHJ5IjoiVVMiLCJkZXZpY2VfaWQiOiI0NTQ5MzU3Zi0wY2VjLTRmOTItYTkxNC05OGRlMDNhNGFmZDUiLCJleHAiOjE2MjA3MTczMDAsImV4cGVyaW1lbnQiOnsibmFtZSI6Imdvb2dsZV9jZG5fb25fd2ViIiwibmFtZXNwYWNlIjoidGl0YW4zIiwidHJlYXRtZW50IjoiZmFzdGx5In0sInBsYXRmb3JtIjoiV0VCIiwidXNlcl9pZCI6MH0.VR8eLt2zQ0SvQV0EofjWe7W-fMSVLITB3fBQkuMGH1w&manifest=true"
    then, if u have problem to some special video, write here ur video link-
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    post error. don't don't consider this----
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  4. I browse TubiTV once in a while myself, the content is OK. I've been streaming using MPC-BE w/ youtube-dl... works good so far.

    I've also downloaded a few titles in the past with youtube-dl, don't recall having any issues using the standard commands.

    Using the 2 examples above, youtube-dl gives these format code options:

    youtube-dl -F https://tubitv.com/movies/589009/scary-movie-4
    [TubiTv] 589009: Downloading JSON metadata
    [TubiTv] 589009: Downloading m3u8 information
    [info] Available formats for 589009:
    format code extension resolution note
    694 mp4 640x360 694k , avc1.4D401E, mp4a.40.2
    1371 mp4 854x480 1371k , avc1.640028, mp4a.40.2
    1981 mp4 1024x576 1981k , avc1.640028, mp4a.40.2 (best)

    youtube-dl -F https://tubitv.com/movies/503326/little-man
    [TubiTv] 503326: Downloading JSON metadata
    [TubiTv] 503326: Downloading m3u8 information
    [info] Available formats for 503326:
    format code extension resolution note
    728 mp4 640x360 728k , avc1.4D401E, mp4a.40.2
    1381 mp4 854x480 1381k , avc1.640028, mp4a.40.2
    2562 mp4 1280x720 2562k , avc1.640028, mp4a.40.2 (best)

    I didn't try to download, possible the titles could either fail or get scrambled, but if someone wants to test:

    youtube-dl -f 1981 https://tubitv.com/movies/589009/scary-movie-4

    youtube-dl -f 2562 https://tubitv.com/movies/503326/little-man
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  5. Thanks for the replies. I see that Youtube-dl does have TubiTV on its list. The gui program says to put the exe in your path. I tried youtube-dl-gui but it can't find youtube-dl even though I put it in the same directory. Where in the path is it safe to put youtube-dl.exe and probably ffmpg? Is it safe to put them into C:/Windows? I think so but I want to check first. I have avoided using youtube-dl for a long time because of the command line stuff. I know it is not hard, I am just being lazy and don't want to learn.
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    youtube-dl-gui defaults to checking for youtube-dl.exe (and ffmpeg, ffprobe) in the same directory, as far as I'm aware. Check Settings > General to see if it's expecting to find youtube-dl/ffmpeg/ffprobe in a different directory.

    Also, to be sure, you can click on the "(re)download youtube-dl" button at the bottom of the Settings > General page, and it should download a new copy of youtube-dl.exe to the directory where it's been told to look. (Use that when you want to update youtube-dl.exe, too.)

    Edit: To be honest, while you can store things you want to put in the PATH in C:/Windows, I'd prefer to avoid doing that, to keep that system directory clean and avoid possible confusion down the road.
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  7. Originally Posted by MikeIsMe View Post
    I didn't try to download, possible the titles could either fail or get scrambled, but if someone wants to test:

    youtube-dl -f 1981 https://tubitv.com/movies/589009/scary-movie-4

    youtube-dl -f 2562 https://tubitv.com/movies/503326/little-man
    I was able download both. Both played properly.
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  8. Thanks all

    I ran the gui again and it found the program this time.

    I was able to get Scary Movie 4 using the above command in the Command Prompt. It does have the AES-CTR protection and VDH does not work.

    But I was not able to get the gui to work. It gives a constant stream of error messages until I kill it. No idea why. There are very few options.

    I also can't get a TV show to work like:
    https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/582576/s01-e01-charlie-s-angels-pilot-mow?start=true
    https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/574201/s01-e01-ghost-season-premiere?start=true

    I get a bunch of error messages when doing the -F option.
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  9. I also can't get a TV show to work like
    DRM
    Any down-loaders that work on this site?
    IDM
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    Originally Posted by ChasVideo View Post
    Thanks all

    I ran the gui again and it found the program this time.

    I was able to get Scary Movie 4 using the above command in the Command Prompt. It does have the AES-CTR protection and VDH does not work.

    But I was not able to get the gui to work. It gives a constant stream of error messages until I kill it. No idea why. There are very few options.

    I also can't get a TV show to work like:
    https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/582576/s01-e01-charlie-s-angels-pilot-mow?start=true
    https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/574201/s01-e01-ghost-season-premiere?start=true

    I get a bunch of error messages when doing the -F option.
    Program error messages, or errors while downloading the stream? If it's the latter, when I tried downloading a stream before making my previous reply, there was a 'constant' stream of error messages in the status window - presumably from having to keep jumping between Cloudfront servers. But the downloaded stream still seems to be intact.

    As long as the download attempt doesn't outright fail and stop, let it run and see if the end result turns out okay. All I had to do was search for the show I wanted, right-click on the link and copy it, then paste that link into youtube-dl-gui's Download > "Video / Playlist / Channel URL:" box, and let it download. (On my Win10 setup, youtube-dl-gui automatically grabs the link from the clipboard.)

    What version of Windows are you running?
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  11. Originally Posted by Ai Haibara View Post
    Edit: To be honest, while you can store things you want to put in the PATH in C:/Windows, I'd prefer to avoid doing that, to keep that system directory clean and avoid possible confusion down the road.
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    I agree, I think it's best to avoid mucking up Windows anymore than one must, MS does a good enough job on their own. I use ConsoleZ to control youtube-dl.exe, ffmpeg.exe, and ffprobe.exe, pretty straight-forward, no need to mess with Windows path setting. I use a small number of commands, saved to a text file in case I forget, copy & paste them as needed. Everything is located in C:\MyApps - I avoid \Windows, \Program Files, if I can, which is why I prefer to find portables if possible.
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  12. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Originally Posted by MikeIsMe View Post
    I didn't try to download, possible the titles could either fail or get scrambled, but if someone wants to test:

    youtube-dl -f 1981 https://tubitv.com/movies/589009/scary-movie-4

    youtube-dl -f 2562 https://tubitv.com/movies/503326/little-man
    I was able download both. Both played properly.
    I was able to as well. The files were kinda big so it might be better to use one of the other format codes which point to a lesser quality file but also smaller.
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  13. Originally Posted by ChasVideo View Post
    Thanks all

    I ran the gui again and it found the program this time.

    I was able to get Scary Movie 4 using the above command in the Command Prompt. It does have the AES-CTR protection and VDH does not work.

    But I was not able to get the gui to work. It gives a constant stream of error messages until I kill it. No idea why. There are very few options.

    I also can't get a TV show to work like:
    https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/582576/s01-e01-charlie-s-angels-pilot-mow?start=true
    https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/574201/s01-e01-ghost-season-premiere?start=true

    I get a bunch of error messages when doing the -F option.
    I'm not familiar with the gui program you're using but it really should be as simple as locating it out of the way of any protected Windows locations.

    I downloaded the files, both played fine for me using MPC-BE (latest nightly, portable w/ LAV filters), movie file located on a thumb drive... what problems did you have with AES-CTR and VDH? How did it affect playback?

    I think the problem with the Charlie's Angels and Ghost links are due to the "Content Unavailable" error. If you follow the link (at the time of my post) the file can't even be played at TubiTV. This is a message that is posted on quite a bit of TubiTV content. I really don't know why but this is a regular problem from my experience, wonderin' if their servers get too busy so they must take some content offline... I really don't know. I either keep tryin or I just move on to find something else.

    You'll get the hang of youtube-dl, just keep tryin. I would experiment by first having a look at the available commands in the Help -> youtube-dl -h or --help. Uppercase and lowercase matter, the single (-) and double (--) also matter when asking youtube-dl to do something for you. You might see how your commands work by using the "simulate" command.

    HTH
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