Download (not stream) WWDC keynote - should these links work?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
In the past it's been possible to download the keynote to hard drive by downloading the entire movie rather than watch it stream.

(I want to burn it to CD and send it to someone who doesn't have cable.)

The following link is where the stream is on Akamai's servers:

rtsp:// 59beed57cc3a69e057bb1e7dafdf0f42/

In the past, to download this movie a link like the following would have worked, but it doesn't. Surely it's in Apple's interest to get the keynote (along with its massive dose of RDF!) seen as widely as possible.

Anyone got any clues?


  • Reply 1 of 12
    macvaultmacvault Posts: 323member
    I too would like to know how to do this. Anybody know how?
  • Reply 2 of 12
    chrisgchrisg Posts: 239member
    I think Apple has made it so that it is no longer possible to download the full file. The past 2/3 Keynote have been like this. One possibility would be to catch the streamed data and save it as a file; however I'm sorry to say that no one has developed an app that works. There was one on the Windows side that would capture an rtsp stream but it doesn't work with Apple's streams.
  • Reply 3 of 12
    michaelbmichaelb Posts: 242member
    I guess it'll have to be a brute force method then: output the full-screen movie to video then capture and encode.

    Maybe as a DivX... just to piss 'em off.
  • Reply 4 of 12
    1337_5l4xx0r1337_5l4xx0r Posts: 1,558member
    If you care to dig around it must be cached on your HD somewhere (?).
  • Reply 5 of 12
    michaelbmichaelb Posts: 242member

    Originally posted by 1337_5L4Xx0R

    If you care to dig around it must be cached on your HD somewhere (?).

    Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way...

    An rtsp:// stream is used to show/play the packets downloaded then they are discarded for good.

    In the past, Apple's streaming movs have also been accessible through the http:// protocol which lets them be downloaded to disk.

    Whether this was deliberate or not in the past, they seemed to have changed their policy now and the only way to watch them is by streaming.

    There is a PC program around - StreamBox VCR or something - which allows saving rtsp streams, eg RealAudio, but apart from being hounded by the legal people, it doesn't work with Apple's streams so is no use here.

    Brute force it is.
  • Reply 6 of 12
    dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    Shhhh. Don't tell anyone, but just to watch the keynote, I rebooted five times. This was more reboots than required by system crashes in the past couple years. You see, there is a long standing bug in quicktime that only seems to effect the keynote streams. Randomly, some users, even those with clean installs, get part way through the keynote and it stutters to a stop. All other streams, movies, and embedded QT content still work, just not the keynote. Only solution... reboot.

    Perhaps its some codec fluke or maybe its due to the excessive length. Who knows. (Not Apple)

    Too bad some humanitarian didn't post a link to a non-streamed version earlier...
  • Reply 7 of 12
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    dfiler I get that too. And this keynote's quality was nasty, probably because there were ridiculous amounts of people watching.

    michaelb let me know if you record it. May I download it if you do? PM or IM me at AquaIX (i as in iMac). Thanks. I wish someone would record it and post a BitTorrent or something. Or it would be nice if Apple posted it on their site and then released it to BitTorrent.
  • Reply 8 of 12
    lixlix Posts: 56member
    I heard some were having problems trying to watch the stream using a warez'd version of QuickTime Pro.

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    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    My freshly booted XP box at work choked hard on the keynote today. Working perfectly, then it stopped as if I had hit the pause button.... and that was it. Had to reboot. And this PC runs so little software, that it almost never freezes up. Weird.
  • Reply 10 of 12
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    I caught the first rerun (litterally five minutes after the keynote ended).

    I´m sitting on the other side of the world, have a low ram iBook (10.2.6) had Word and a couple of chat programs running at the same time. Went perfect...
  • Reply 11 of 12
    jccbinjccbin Posts: 476member
    Often, ADC, ACN members and others may get keynotes on DVD with their monthly/periodic mailings....

    Know any?
  • Reply 12 of 12
    ipeonipeon Posts: 1,122member

    Originally posted by dfiler

    Randomly, some users, even those with clean installs, get part way through the keynote and it stutters to a stop.

    This happened to me once during the keynote, I believe it was due to Apple switching from a looped stream into a controlled stream while I was watching it, but all I had to do was quit Quicktime and restart it, I didn't have to rebooted.

    I too have been looking for a way to download the keynote. Not luck yet.
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