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Old 3rd September 2008, 02:09 PM
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Capturing video from an embedded Flash player?

I was wondering if anyone here knew how one could capture Flash video from a site like this:

http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewi...4350ee34.shtml

It looks like a Flash player is embeded in the web page, which opens a stream to a hidden video file. I've searched around and came up with nothing that could do it for free, or in Linux.

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Old 3rd September 2008, 02:34 PM
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get download helper plugin for firefox. It will do the job for ya

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006
^-here is the link
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Old 3rd September 2008, 02:49 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I have tried Download helper, perhaps it is just me, but I cannot get it save this video.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 03:29 PM
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but I cannot get it save this video.
Because they don't want you to, they've made it difficult to find the actual url.

That said, it's not impossible, just depends on how determined you really are, but once you know how they organize the stuff on their site you can use wget to grab what you want.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 04:05 PM
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Here is a link for you to play with

http://www.wchstv.com/template/flash...autostart=true

enjoy
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Old 3rd September 2008, 04:54 PM
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Thanks! They certainly did make it hard to find the URL, I was hopping that wasn't the case. :lol

So far I've tried Wireshark and disassembling the swf file with Flasm. Now I have a lot of reading and learning to do.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 06:57 PM
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At last I was able to get it with Orbit Downloader http://www.orbitdownloader.com/

Now I have a file that only plays in Xine. Prof that for every solution the is another problem waiting.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 10:52 PM
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if you clear the mozilla cache then go to the site there will be an html file in the cache /home/( user)/.mozilla/defult( or user name) /cache
and search it for a .swf
Example: for www.wchstv.
Code:
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="/template/flashplayers/streamplayer.swf?stream=wchs/newsroom/eyewitness/wchs_080829_5001&stopimg=/newsroom/eyewitness/0808/i/080829_5001_320.jpg&autostart=true" width="320 " height="260">

 <param name="movie" value="/template/flashplayers/streamplayer.swf?stream=wchs/newsroom/eyewitness/wchs_080829_5001&stopimg=/newsroom/eyewitness/0808/i/080829_5001_320.jpg&autostart=true">

</object>
just add "http://www.wchstv.com" to "/template/flashplayers/strea..."
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Old 3rd September 2008, 11:20 PM
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It's easier to right-click and select "View page source", but that still doesn't give you the actual url.
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Old 3rd September 2008, 11:28 PM
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duh ,where is my head , it must still be on my bed and not my shoulders .
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Old 4th September 2008, 02:52 PM
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For any who are interested the actual URL, or the one Orbit says it found, is:

Code:
rtmp://fms.sbgnet.com/video|video|wchs/newsroom/eyewitness/wchs_080829_5001|http://www.wchstv.com/template/flashplayers/streamplayer.swf?stream=wchs/newsroom/eyewitness/wchs_080829_5001&stopimg=/newsroom/eyewitness/0808/i/080829_5001_320.jpg&autostart=true|http://www.wchstv.com/template/flashplayers/streamplayer.swf?stream=wchs/newsroom/eyewitness/wchs_080829_5001&stopimg=/newsroom/eyewitness/0808/i/080829_5001_320.jpg&autostart=true&OBT_fname=wchs_080829_5001.flv
In my guessing I wasn't even close.
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Old 4th September 2008, 03:11 PM
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There is an even easier way, and this worked for every single site I've been to. Just copy the video from cache .

First go to the web page of the video you want to load, and watch the bar until the video has been fully downloaded. Now Minimize, DO NOT CLOSE, and navigate to the /tmp/ folder. In there you will find many video's labeled

Flash123dsasd12

it starts with flash and has a bunch of characters. Open up mplayer, or any other player that can play flv files, and drag in each flashXXXX file until you find the one that is your video. copy the file out of /tmp to your home directory. convert or just watch it like that.

Here are the steps again

1) Open page with video, wait until it has fully loaded
NOTE: do not close tab or window
2) Navigate to /tmp/
3) Play all video labeled "flashXXXXX"
5) Copy flashXXXX file to somewhere else
6)???
7) Profit
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