[Novalug] How to download from a stream
ajportier at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 14:51:46 EST 2008
Hulu was designed to dodge these scrapers. It loads an add flv first, then
chains into the actual video. The only videos the scrapers can see are the
adds. Rather clever, if annoying.
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Varol Okan <varokan at movingsatellites.com>wrote:
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> For YouTube I am happy with youtube-dl (
> Though the quality sucks. Hulu.com has much better quality but I don't
> know how to get the video off the site.
> Varol :)
> Theodore Ruegsegger wrote:
> > Adam Portier wrote:
> >> Using Firefox, get a plugin called Video DownloadHelper. This will
> >> most YouTube like streams and let you save them in the native FLV. You
> >> play FLV's directly using VLC Player, or GStreamer, or a few codecs for
> >> Windows.
> > That'll do it, thanks! My daughter pointed me to an even easier
> > solution, though it doesn't work with all sites; it's a web app at
> > http://www.vidtaker.com/ that accepts a URL and converts it into an
> > FLV file which you can download. Didn't accept the URL I originally
> > posted but of course that speech is all over YouTube and that did
> > work.
> >> I would recomend transcoding it into another format thats more
> >> universaly usable (like AVI). I recommend Avidemux for that; it works in
> >> Windows and Linux.
> > That would have been my very next question! Thanks very much.
> > Ted
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