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  1. Hello everyone! This is my first theme, I hope I'm styling it right...

    So, I faced this problem: I need to download subtitles from a video from mtv.com (episode of the series 'My Life on MTV'). The fact is that I was able to download them from there (VTT format) after that I converted to SRT. But, every time when the page is refreshed, there will be a different video (different ads, which is very important). Subtitles are adjusted for ads, so the timecodes do not match. Here is my problem. Maybe you know how to solve it guys?
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    use StreamDetector plugin for firefox. Load the video. You will see something like cc.vtt in the list (when you click on the extension icon),copy that link,open in browser and full list of it should be there.
    For example,for this episode:
    https://www.mtv.com/episodes/4qghni/my-life-on-mtv-sean-love-combs-snoop-dogg-season-1-ep-1

    Subtitles link: (link opens properly only if located in US or using US VPN,or possibly loads only for each user separately)
    https://seamless.mtvnservices.com/api/mgid:arc:episode:mtv.com:05127b43-ecdf-11ea-9225...488c/en/cc.vtt
    (to me it seems full length,timecodes match,i do not see any ads anywhere)

    Then CTRL+S to save file locally (or just paste full url whatever), use ffmpeg commandline:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i "https://seamless.mtvnservices.com/api/mgid:arc:episode:mtv.com:05127b43-ecdf-11ea-9225-70df2f866ace/3279473f-fb91-418b-b900-ac581003488c/en/cc.vtt" -scodec srt output_subs.srt
    Done.
    Last edited by Sviests; 26th May 2021 at 09:43.
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  3. Originally Posted by Sviests View Post
    use StreamDetector plugin for firefox. Load the video. You will see something like cc.vtt in the list (when you click on the extension icon),copy that link,open in browser and full list of it should be there.
    For example,for this episode:
    https://www.mtv.com/episodes/4qghni/my-life-on-mtv-sean-love-combs-snoop-dogg-season-1-ep-1

    Subtitles link: (link opens properly only if located in US or using US VPN,or possibly loads only for each user separately)
    https://seamless.mtvnservices.com/api/mgid:arc:episode:mtv.com:05127b43-ecdf-11ea-9225...488c/en/cc.vtt
    (to me it seems full length,timecodes match,i do not see any ads anywhere)

    Then CTRL+S to save file locally (or just paste full url whatever), use ffmpeg commandline:
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i "https://seamless.mtvnservices.com/api/mgid:arc:episode:mtv.com:05127b43-ecdf-11ea-9225-70df2f866ace/3279473f-fb91-418b-b900-ac581003488c/en/cc.vtt" -scodec srt output_subs.srt
    Done.
    Thank you!

    I just checked, if no ad blocking extensions so no embedded ads, but I have a small problem... I found the cc.vtt file via the extension, but I got this error
    There was this link: https://seamless.mtvnservices.com/api/mgid:arc:episode:mtv.com:05127b43-ecdf-11ea-%209225%20...%20488c%20/%20en%20/%20cc.vtt (Those points. Seems like it was shorted.)
    Can you please somehow help me?
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  4. If youtube-dl or other tools don't work, watch network traffic for request similar to this:

    Code:
    https://media-utils.mtvnservices.com/services/MediaGenerator/mgid:arc:video:mtv.com:33abe194-7615-49a7-8a79-4cd6ecd73019?arcStage=live&accountOverride=mtv.com&billingSection=intl&ep=&format=json&acceptMethods=hls&tveprovider=null
    View the above url in browser, looking for caption url(s):
    Code:
    https://vs-tools.mtvnservices.com/caption/convert?mgid=mgid:file:gsp:alias:/mediabus/mtv.com/2021/05/24/12/25/07/e06d5e021f8649c7943a5300c2c1b415/2438174/XoUHS8ALnp_HDMLTV102A1_2438174_10259513.dfxp.xml&accountName=mtv.com
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    Originally Posted by nikshell29 View Post
    Thank you!

    I just checked, if no ad blocking extensions so no embedded ads, but I have a small problem... I found the cc.vtt file via the extension, but I got this error
    There was this link: https://seamless.mtvnservices.com/api/mgid:arc:episode:mtv.com:05127b43-ecdf-11ea-%209225%20...%20488c%20/%20en%20/%20cc.vtt (Those points. Seems like it was shorted.)
    Can you please somehow help me?
    Funny, i actually had adblock left on and it still worked. I'm using adblock plus extension. I just opened the MTV url i posted above and it instantly plays full length. Thus the /en/cc.vtt file opens easily full length as well. I'm not sure why your outcome is different.
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  6. Originally Posted by Sviests View Post
    I'm using adblock plus extension
    You should switch to uBlock Origin.
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  7. Originally Posted by blimey View Post
    If youtube-dl or other tools don't work, watch network traffic for request similar to this:

    Code:
    https://media-utils.mtvnservices.com/services/MediaGenerator/mgid:arc:video:mtv.com:33abe194-7615-49a7-8a79-4cd6ecd73019?arcStage=live&accountOverride=mtv.com&billingSection=intl&ep=&format=json&acceptMethods=hls&tveprovider=null
    View the above url in browser, looking for caption url(s):
    Code:
    https://vs-tools.mtvnservices.com/caption/convert?mgid=mgid:file:gsp:alias:/mediabus/mtv.com/2021/05/24/12/25/07/e06d5e021f8649c7943a5300c2c1b415/2438174/XoUHS8ALnp_HDMLTV102A1_2438174_10259513.dfxp.xml&accountName=mtv.com
    Thanks so much! But it's only 1 part of video (1/5). How did you do that?
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  8. My problem with timecodes (sewn ad). Mine cc.vtt file looks like this:

    [First 30 seconds - ad]
    And the length of the video with ad:

    Without ad it's about 22 minutes

    And also I can't find again that cc.vtt file :/ I've played video about 7 minutes
    Last edited by nikshell29; 28th May 2021 at 06:53.
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