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    Hi all

    There's a TV show called Third Watch that some here are no doubt fans of. The show ran for 6 seasons and finished 16 years ago. Anyone familiar with the show will know that seasons 1 and 2 have been released on DVD, but the rest of the series has not been made available anywhere legitimately (be that DVD, blu-ray, or common streaming services). At best there are some crappy VHS rips around.

    Thankfully a commercial TV station in Australia has now added the show to their catch up/streaming platform for free viewing here https://7plus.com.au/third-watch

    Apparently it expires in 9 months. Does anyone have any idea how I can download all the available seasons? Various dubious methods I have tried from python scripts to browser extensions haven't worked. I must admit I am a complete amateur in these matters.

    If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated before the show inevitably disappears again.

    Thanks
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  2. You need ytdlp for downloading, aria2c for faster downloading, Widevine Gusser for getting keys, mp4decrypt for decrypting video/audio, ffmpeg for merging decrypted video/audio.
    Get all of these tools and we'll guide you later.
    Google around.
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    Originally Posted by [ss]vegeta View Post
    You need ytdlp for downloading, aria2c for faster downloading, Widevine Gusser for getting keys, mp4decrypt for decrypting video/audio, ffmpeg for merging decrypted video/audio.
    Get all of these tools and we'll guide you later.
    Google around.
    Thanks. I have downloaded those tools. Any guidance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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  4. Originally Posted by darkmenace View Post
    Originally Posted by [ss]vegeta View Post
    You need ytdlp for downloading, aria2c for faster downloading, Widevine Gusser for getting keys, mp4decrypt for decrypting video/audio, ffmpeg for merging decrypted video/audio.
    Get all of these tools and we'll guide you later.
    Google around.
    Thanks. I have downloaded those tools. Any guidance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
    Put in same folder.
    Before playing the video/opening the webpage, open Chrome developer tools -> network tab
    filter mpd
    copy the mpd link
    open cmd in the folder where ytdlp is and run
    Code:
    ytdlp --allow-u --external-downloader aria2c -f bv,ba "mpd link"
    This will download best audio and best video streams.
    Rename them to something easy vid.mp4 and aud.m4a
    run cmd
    Code:
    mp4decrypt --key keyID:key vid.mp4 vid_dec.mp4
    Guesser should give you in console keyid and key
    do the same for audio
    then finally
    Code:
    ffmpeg -i vid_dec.mp4 -i aud_dec.mp4 -c copy videofinal.mp4
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    Thanks [ss]vegeta I will give it a go
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    Got it working thanks [ss]vegeta. It was helped along with widevine-L3-WEB-DL-Script-main. Now I just need to work out how to batch it to do multi episodes at once.
    Last edited by darkmenace; 22nd Sep 2021 at 05:26.
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  7. Originally Posted by darkmenace View Post
    Now I just need to work out how to batch it to do multi episodes at once.
    There's no fun in that
    And it's probably hard for full automation.
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    Still surprised it all worked to be honest

    Thanks again.
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    Is there any way other than the Chrome .MPD Detector plugin to grab the .mpd link for a heap of files in bulk ie all of these:

    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-001
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-002
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-003
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-004
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-005
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-006
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-007
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-008
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-009
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-010
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-011
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-012
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-013
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-014
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-015
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-016
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-017
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-018
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-019
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-020
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-021
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA01-022
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-001
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-002
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-003
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-004
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-005
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-006
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-007
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-008
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-009
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-010
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-011
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-012
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-013
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-014
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-015
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-016
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-017
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-018
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-019
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-020
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-021
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA02-022
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-001
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-002
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-003
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-004
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-005
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-006
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-007
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-008
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-009
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-010
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-011
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-012
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-013
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-014
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-015
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-016
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-017
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-018
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-019
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-020
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-021
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA03-022
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-001
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-002
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-003
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-004
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-005
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-006
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-007
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-008
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-009
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-010
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-011
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-012
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-013
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-014
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-015
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-016
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-017
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-018
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-019
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-020
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-021
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA04-022
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-001
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-002
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-003
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-004
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-005
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-006
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-007
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-008
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-009
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-010
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-011
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-012
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-013
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-014
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-015
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-016
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-017
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-018
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-019
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-020
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-021
    https://7plus.com.au/third-watch?episode-id=THWA05-022

    If I could grab the MPD links in bulk, I could likely come up with a script to batch download them all.
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  10. Originally Posted by darkmenace View Post
    other than the Chrome .MPD Detector plugin
    Why not that one?
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  11. Originally Posted by darkmenace View Post
    If I could grab the MPD links in bulk, I could likely come up with a script to batch download them all.
    Enable the batch mode

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  12. Is there any way other than the Chrome .MPD Detector plugin to grab the .mpd link
    https://github.com/alienmaster9/widevine-l3-guesser-gui
    kid:key:mpd
    Last edited by karapuz; 22nd Sep 2021 at 13:17.
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  13. @darkmenace

    Ever consider using these. They would make things easier, that is, unless you relish the challenge of downloading, decrypting and merging.

    6C08C0BDFCF92E3D74668FD3F3B32799BA3FF81D
    F2AE5D850149CC00B368EC396F05914049DA34AB
    B98C9A3E8E6EE6EFBDF88B807BAF9F66021DF6D6
    1BDC117555631D02BBDB0333CDE68D1E8DE3A224
    C9FA60F39F642381EC52E853C62F3A279042DE7B
    83A4286FC6B5D8889002A5E3129D1938B68CECD2
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    jack_666 I'm not really following. What do you mean?
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  15. Originally Posted by darkmenace View Post
    jack_666 I'm not really following. What do you mean?
    If you google those, you'll see episodes are already on torrent.
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    Thanks. I tried some of those already and the quality is dubious. Some episodes are barely over 100mb.

    I'm working through manually ripping them off the web myself.
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  17. Originally Posted by darkmenace View Post
    I'm working through manually ripping them off the web myself.
    Great.
    Don't forget to share them afterwards
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    Originally Posted by [ss]vegeta View Post
    Originally Posted by darkmenace View Post
    I'm working through manually ripping them off the web myself.
    Great.
    Don't forget to share them afterwards
    Of course
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