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nakama85
June 16th, 2009, 04:35 AM
what alternatives does ubuntu have to videoget?

I am looking for an alternative to the program videoget and or musiczilla

Does anyone have any recommendations?

mjpatey
June 16th, 2009, 04:48 AM
This works like a charm:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=547848

Also try these online services:

http://www.youtubehack.net/
http://www.farkie.com/

Good luck!

-Mark

Sealbhach
June 16th, 2009, 04:54 AM
I use Firefox add-on NetVideoHunter. Very useful.

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nakama85
June 16th, 2009, 11:44 AM
This works like a charm:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=547848

Also try these online services:

http://www.youtubehack.net/
http://www.farkie.com/

Good luck!

-Mark

Thanks for the responce, Although I am looking for something that will intercept and download streaming vids.

SuperSonic4
June 16th, 2009, 11:49 AM
videodownloadhelper has downloaded streams before - not sure about live streams though

mjpatey
June 16th, 2009, 02:31 PM
@nakama85, that's exactly what I sent you. In the first method, you simply copy the fully streamed video file from your /tmp directory, and the other 2 (online) methods perform that action for you on their own server.

Did I completely miss the point of your question? Are you asking about live streams in particular?

nakama85
June 17th, 2009, 04:47 AM
@nakama85, that's exactly what I sent you. In the first method, you simply copy the fully streamed video file from your /tmp directory, and the other 2 (online) methods perform that action for you on their own server.

Did I completely miss the point of your question? Are you asking about live streams in particular?

No I don't think you missed the point. I did try your method, however it was not able to download the vids I wanted.
I am trying to download vids from a site that hosts tv shows.
The reason I am trying to do this is not to redistribute, but to more act like tivo. I just want to be able to have them available to watch in case they are taken down. *note- the site I am using to view this content is completely legal*

Thanks for your help!:D

mjpatey
June 17th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Ah, I see. I hope you find something! The /tmp directory method works well for YouTube (or it did for me, at least) but I haven't tried it on anything else. Care to post the name of the site you're trying to download from? I'd like to give it a shot.

nakama85
June 17th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Ah, I see. I hope you find something! The /tmp directory method works well for YouTube (or it did for me, at least) but I haven't tried it on anything else. Care to post the name of the site you're trying to download from? I'd like to give it a shot.

Fancast.com and hulu.com

If you find a way to make it work let me know.

Thanks again for all your help

mjpatey
June 17th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Ouch, if you're trying to record Hulu, you're barking up the wrong tree. They use sneaky Flash tricks to hide the URL of the video, and there's no handy local cache file (at least in any readable form). Understandable, since they have to keep their content providers comfortable, TV networks who are notoriously picky about how their content is released. I think it's amazing that there are any programs at all that can successfully download their content!

I'd bet Fancast is set up the same way, as it's a joint project between Hulu and Comcast.

Until someone writes a program to deal explicitly with Hulu videos, the last-ditch option would be to use screencast software that's able to record from a selected area of the screen. You draw a rectangle around the area to record, and let it roll. Your quality will vary based on your system's speed, of course. But a program like xvidcap would do the job.

nakama85
June 17th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Ouch, if you're trying to record Hulu, you're barking up the wrong tree. They use sneaky Flash tricks to hide the URL of the video, and there's no handy local cache file (at least in any readable form). Understandable, since they have to keep their content providers comfortable, TV networks who are notoriously picky about how their content is released. I think it's amazing that there are any programs at all that can successfully download their content!

I'd bet Fancast is set up the same way, as it's a joint project between Hulu and Comcast.

Until someone writes a program to deal explicitly with Hulu videos, the last-ditch option would be to use screencast software that's able to record from a selected area of the screen. You draw a rectangle around the area to record, and let it roll. Your quality will vary based on your system's speed, of course. But a program like xvidcap would do the job.

Cool, well thanks for the info. I will have to try the screen cast method and see what kind of quality I get.
I did not know that it would be such a difficult task. (but then again I understand why)

mjpatey
June 18th, 2009, 04:53 AM
There appears to be a command-line app called rtmpdump. It must be pretty controversial, as it seems Adobe has forced Sourceforge to remove the project from its site.

I googled a bit for it, but everything pointed to the defunct sourceforge page. Good luck finding it! I guess if we're being picky about it, the shows are intended to be watched as Hulu presents them, and not from a file on your hard drive... so proceed with caution. Murky legal waters ahead!

nakama85
June 18th, 2009, 06:17 AM
There appears to be a command-line app called rtmpdump. It must be pretty controversial, as it seems Adobe has forced Sourceforge to remove the project from its site.

I googled a bit for it, but everything pointed to the defunct sourceforge page. Good luck finding it! I guess if we're being picky about it, the shows are intended to be watched as Hulu presents them, and not from a file on your hard drive... so proceed with caution. Murky legal waters ahead!

well guess I just wont proceed at all. I would rather stay on the legal side of things for the most part. That's why I use Ubuntu! Any program I could want to illegally download on windows, Linux has a free alternative for (for the most part)

I suppose I will just live with the sad reality that I wont be able to watch all my fav tv shows! lol --- Life will go on