[WNYLUG-Users] Detecting and capturing web content using rtmp

paul paul at paulcosta.com
Sat Jul 2 18:03:20 EDT 2011

I use real player on my xp box with the ff plugin.
When I hover over a video, weather flash or mp4 I get a dialog box 
asking me to download it.
I can download most videos but not all


On 7/2/2011 3:06 PM, Joe wrote:
> I want to capture some flash content from the Internet that uses the 
> rtmp protocol.
> Until now, I do all my captures with Flashgot Media in Firefox, but it 
> cannot detect rtmp streams because Firefox itself doesn't see them.
> Is there an easy way to do this with Firefox or something similar on 
> Linux?
> What's the "right" way to solve this problem without undue security 
> vulnerability?
> In the mean time, I was told that Net Transfer will do this on 
> Windows.  I downloaded the free trial and installed it on my XP vm.
> When I turned on the Sniffer option, I got an error message from 
> vmware saying that it wouldn't let me turn on promiscuous mode on my 
> virtual network adapter.
> (It uses the sniffer to analyze network traffic to find the actual 
> streams so it can download them.)
> I found
> http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/ws_net_advanced_linux_vadapter_promiscuous.html 
> which shows how to get around this, but, I'm not sure that I really 
> understand how to do it
> and,
> given the wonderful level of security that Windows offers, I'm not 
> sure that I should do it.
> I also found another note that said I had to get a USB wireless device 
> in order to attach it to a vm in promiscuous mode.
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
> Joe
> Other things I found:
> http://stream-recorder.com/forum/use-rtmpsuck-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-t7070.html 
> http://bertola.eu/howto/download_flash_stream_rtmpdump/
> I installed rtmpdump from repo.
> I have not (yet) figured out how to extract the correct stream url 
> from the web page.
> The kind I am working with are available at:
> www.livestream.com
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