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Rexxon
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About possibility to download .m3u8 format streaming videos

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Some video streaming sites are streaming videos in .m3u8 format.
i.e. one could see videos, but VSO Downloader does not recognize that
streaming format for video download.

/Looks like some streaming sites are making all possible, to avoid videos being downloaded!!!/

Have you planned to develop VSO Downloader for possible .m3u8 streaming
video format download, and if yes - is there planned a converting to .mp4
within VSO Downloader?

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Re: About possibility to download .m3u8 format streaming videos

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Hi Rexxon,
Could you please give me one or various links?
We'll check it out asap.
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Maggie,
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Rexxon
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Re: About possibility to download .m3u8 format streaming videos

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In log file just with red -

28 juuli 15:38:15 | Protocol not yet supported (DL_HLS)

In some streams - protocol not yet supported, in other (special test) streams -
https://ottverse.com/free-hls-m3u8-test-urls/

File downloaded with error - in download folder is executed a mp4 file - size 1 kB
VLC player could not play it.
and a m3u8 file size 2 kb.
example - when m3u8 file opened with Notepad -

#EXTM3U
#EXT-X-VERSION:1
## Created with Unified Streaming Platform (version=1.10.24-21823)

# variants
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=493000,CODECS="mp4a.40.2,avc1.66.30",RESOLUTION=224x100,FRAME-RATE=24
tears-of-steel-audio_eng=64008-video_eng=401000.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=932000,CODECS="mp4a.40.2,avc1.66.30",RESOLUTION=448x200,FRAME-RATE=24
tears-of-steel-audio_eng=128002-video_eng=751000.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1197000,CODECS="mp4a.40.2,avc1.77.31",RESOLUTION=784x350,FRAME-RATE=24
tears-of-steel-audio_eng=128002-video_eng=1001000.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1727000,CODECS="mp4a.40.2,avc1.100.40",RESOLUTION=1680x750,FRAME-RATE=24,VIDEO-RANGE=SDR
tears-of-steel-audio_eng=128002-video_eng=1501000.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=2468000,CODECS="mp4a.40.2,avc1.100.40",RESOLUTION=1680x750,FRAME-RATE=24,VIDEO-RANGE=SDR
tears-of-steel-audio_eng=128002-video_eng=2200000.m3u8

# variants
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=68000,CODECS="mp4a.40.2"
tears-of-steel-audio_eng=64008.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=136000,CODECS="mp4a.40.2"
tears-of-steel-audio_eng=128002.m3u8



And - my version, as you know is VSO Downloader Ultimate - 5.0.1.51

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Re: About possibility to download .m3u8 format streaming videos

Post by Rexxon »

URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream
- source - http://nasatv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/NASA_10 ... aster.m3u8

Log file -

28 juuli 16:49:29 | Unsupported stream not compatible with 3rd party tool.
28 juuli 16:49:26 | Protocol not yet supported (DL_HLS)
28 juuli 16:49:26 | conversion (0 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | renamer (3 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | referrer title (0 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | conversion (2 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | temporary (0 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | original (0 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | download (2 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | temporary (0 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | original (0 event(s))
28 juuli 16:49:26 | player (0 event(s))



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from ISS to Earth on August 2. :)

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Re: About possibility to download .m3u8 format streaming videos

Post by jschmoyer »

Rexxon wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:45 pm
In log file just with red -

28 juuli 15:38:15 | Protocol not yet supported (DL_HLS)

In some streams - protocol not yet supported, in other (special test) streams -
https://ottverse.com/free-hls-m3u8-test-urls/
FWIW

Using Downloader Ultimate 5.1.1.71, Windows 10 Build 20180
My Downloader Ultimate is set for "Do Not Convert"
From the above link files 1-4 and 6-7 downloaded fine and were mp4 files.
All downloaded as "unknown file name" and plated without error on Windows Media Player

From the above link files 5 and 8-13 did not download.
All show "requested format not available" error in the log and unknown file name and "ext" as the extension in "properties".

Hope that info helps

EDIT: All files played without incidents in Edge from https://ottverse.com/free-hls-m3u8-test-urls/ and http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream
But the feed from http://nasatv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/NASA_10 ... aster.m3u8 was not available
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