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bertoss
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Netflix

Post by bertoss »

Hello,

Is it possible to download series and movies from Netflix or other streaming sites, with vso downloader?

Gr. Bert

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Maggie
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Re: Netflix

Post by Maggie »

Hello,

Netflix videos are encrypted with a DRM known as widevine DRM. This DRM is there to prevent exactly what we do: let you store a decrypted version of what you are watching. Here is their website: https://www.widevine.com/solutions/widevine-drm

We cannot legally embed a widevine decrypter in VSO Downloader. Doing so would expose us to a legal issue. Since DMCA we are not allowed to provide a decryption engine to circumvent whatever DRM, even if the user has all the legal right to access the decrypted content.

So we can't support download from any DRM-bloated video provider, such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney, HBO, Hulu, etc. We are really sorry about this, but that is definitive. It's not a lack of technological knowledge. Providing decryption for DRM video will result in being sued and banned from all payment platforms and even search engines. So it's not an option for us.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Best regards,
Maggie,
VSO Support

bertoss
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Re: Netflix

Post by bertoss »

Thank you very much for the info.

Gr. Bert

rmillery
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Re: Netflix

Post by rmillery »

Maggie wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 am
Hello,

Netflix videos are encrypted with a DRM known as widevine DRM. This DRM is there to prevent exactly what we do: let you store a decrypted version of what you are watching. Here is their website: https://www.widevine.com/solutions/widevine-drm

We cannot legally embed a widevine decrypter in VSO Downloader. Doing so would expose us to a legal issue. Since DMCA we are not allowed to provide a decryption engine to circumvent whatever DRM, even if the user has all the legal right to access the decrypted content.

So we can't support download from any DRM-bloated video provider, such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney, HBO, Hulu, etc. We are really sorry about this, but that is definitive. It's not a lack of technological knowledge. Providing decryption for DRM video will result in being sued and banned from all payment platforms and even search engines. So it's not an option for us.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Best regards,
Hello,

I wanted to download videos from Netflix, but according to your explanation, it is not possible to do this for reasons beyond your control. Still, I am happy to use your software. I also wanted to thank you for your interest in answering every question asked.

Best regards.

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