Trouble downloading video

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Wayne Jackson 12/27/2005 07:49 pm
I`ve been having trouble downloading a video at comedy central

http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/play.jhtml?itemId=17947

After screwing around for some time I found the following link by using a competitor`s product to see what they used as a link.


rtsp://a866.v99506.c9950.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/866/9950/v001/comedystor.download.akamai.com/9951/_!/com/dailyshow/celeb/celeb_10113.wmv?auth=caEbna4c2aDatcUaod_dkcRb8bda2cKa6cm-bdSz0F-dHa-yCKyrC&aifp=ver_01

With the first URL (with level = 1 and load from all servers, all directories, and all files, ) I got all sorts of stuff, includng what seemed to be video streams, but when I tried playing them in Offline Pro I had no luck.

I tried various things such as copying the files to my desk top, with beautiful names such as

celeb_10113.wmv@auth=caEdocgcYcZc4c4daacc8bfaxbsdRc9bxaA-bdSzjV-dHa-zEKynE&aifp=ver_01, but I had no luck getting it to play, even when I did such things as renaming the file to celeb_10113.wmv

It seems the file might be encoded (?), as the play time of the downloaded file seems correct but I get nothing but a blank screen.

?????? Help
Oleg Chernavin 12/28/2005 09:42 am
The direct URL is:

mms://a866.v99506.c9950.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/866/9950/v001/comedystor.download.akamai.com/9951/_!/com/dailyshow/celeb/celeb_10113.wmv?auth=caEcOc8dQdpcZbFbZbtbYd2bybvcyapcIcf-bdSQkV-dHa-vEEzpF&aifp=ver_01

I found it by using your URL to create a Project (level=1), loaded the first page, paused it, aborted all URLs in the Queue except videoswitcher... and then allowed it to download.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Wayne Jackson 12/28/2005 01:40 pm
Thanks Oleg, but that does not seem to work!

I used your direct link and got a file called

celeb_10113.wmv@auth=caEcOc8dQdpcZbFbZbtbYd2bybvcyapcIcf-bdSQkV-dHa-vEEzpF&aifp=ver_01

It has 48,635,007 bytes. I double clicked on the project name after it downloaded, but it did not play. Then I used map to find the file, and tried double clicking, and it still did not play. Then I exported it. The exported file had the type code WMVAU so I renamed the file to have a type code WMV and tried to play it with both Windows Media and Real Player (latest versions for both products.)




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> The direct URL is:
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> mms://a866.v99506.c9950.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/866/9950/v001/comedystor.download.akamai.com/9951/_!/com/dailyshow/celeb/celeb_10113.wmv?auth=caEcOc8dQdpcZbFbZbtbYd2bybvcyapcIcf-bdSQkV-dHa-vEEzpF&aifp=ver_01
>
> I found it by using your URL to create a Project (level=1), loaded the first page, paused it, aborted all URLs in the Queue except videoswitcher... and then allowed it to download.
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff
Oleg Chernavin 12/29/2005 02:34 am
I got a direct message from you and I will work on it. Thank you!

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 12/29/2005 03:27 am
I made a sample Project that loads the video. It looks like you have to load the play page first to get the actual video link. Please find the Project using the Tools menu - Published Projects - Leisure section.

Oleg.