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How to download m3u8 and ts video movie streams.

m3u8 Downloading

  1. Open Chrome Developer tools and click the Network tab.
  2. Navigate to the page with the video and get it to start playing.
  3. Filter the list of files to "m3u8".
  4. Find master.m3u8 or index.m3u8 and click on it.
  5. Save the file to disk and look inside it.
  6. If the file contains a single m3u8 master url, copy that one instead.
  7. Run the program m3u8x.
  8. Paste the same m3u8 url in both textboxes (URL and Quality URL) and click "Headers" and set the referral url and user-agent from the request as found in Chrome.
  9. Select the Video format of "MP4".
  10. Checkmark "One .. One".
  11. Click "Download".
  12. A dialog will display with all of the individual .ts files. Click "Download" to download them all and join them together.

Auto-Clicking Continue Dialog

Occasionally, the download of one of the .ts files may fail and a dialog will displaying asking to continue or not. You can automatically click "Yes" and continue downloading everything by using a tool such as Buzof.

@podhikaru
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This is the command that consistently works for me: ffmpeg -protocol_whitelist file,http,https,tcp,tls,crypto -i "https://m.media-amazon.com/images/S/vse-vms-transcoding-artifact-us-east-1-prod/fb043d87-2a63-4e0d-a0a3-52c8b536ea0d/default.jobtemplate.hls.m3u8" -c copy video.mp4

This works perfectly !! Thanks.

@hagbard231
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I'm trying to download videos from this page:
https://digitaler-lesesaal.bundesarchiv.de/video/30762/683275
Can anyone help me find a way to do it?

@tillcash
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tillcash commented Jun 15, 2024

I'm trying to download videos from this page: https://digitaler-lesesaal.bundesarchiv.de/video/30762/683275 Can anyone help me find a way to do it?

@hagbard231 Download yt-dlp and run the code

yt-dlp --legacy-server-connect \
'https://digitaler-lesesaal.bundesarchiv.de/lixe/files/71/86/7186c268-7f86-4ebc-b514-f2ef5bdb1bc5/43605_1_1_Welt_im_stream_1/master.m3u8'

@hagbard231
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@hagbard231 Download yt-dlp and run the code

yt-dlp --legacy-server-connect \
'https://digitaler-lesesaal.bundesarchiv.de/lixe/files/71/86/7186c268-7f86-4ebc-b514-f2ef5bdb1bc5/43605_1_1_Welt_im_stream_1/master.m3u8'

Thank you so much @tillcash ! Your solution works like a charm. This was a major pain for me.

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