Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
There's no video at that link. It's just a Flash element that opens to reveal a static image of the former Google chief.
It shows up ok for me but starts on a freeze frame and you have to click play to start streaming.
It's a streaming video, which is why it can't be saved using the activity window but you can use a stream recorder.
The tricky part is finding the URL of the source clip but decompiling the swf player into source code shows that they get the URLs from a PHP script along with the video id:http://www.c-spanvideo.org/common/se...397&checkFiles
This tells you the path names of the media files. They seem to have split this video into 4 parts. They are also using the Wowza Media Server to stream MP4 files - doesn't really need to use a Flash media player at all.
Wowza formats their URLs like this:
which makes the video links (without spaces):
rtmp :// video.c-spanarchives.org:1935/fastplay/301681-1/ mp4:full/2011/09/21/20110921160000003_hd.mp4
All you have to do then is feed that into a stream recorder like RTMPDump (Mac binary here http://trick77.com/downloads/
) using the command:
rtmpdump -r "<above link no spaces>" -o "/Users/Ireland/videoistolefromcspan.mp4"
It looks like a huge video though - they encoded it at 540p. The 4 segments look to be around 1GB each.
$7 actually doesn't sound too bad.