[mythtv-users] Need "life without cable" clarification

Rodd Clarkson rodd at clarkson.id.au
Sun Jan 9 00:04:32 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 6:05 AM, Keith Pyle <kpyle at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Martin Lynch wrote:
>>> > Are there any options to have my
>>> > MythTV backend download (like "record") online videos when they become
>>> > available (if I "scheduled/subscribed" to the "show") for me to watch
>>> > later using a frontend?
>> I'm sure there are better ways, but when you watch flash videos, the
>> file gets stored in /tmp until you close the web page. In the past, if
>> I've watched a flash video I want to keep, I've simply played the video,
>> left the browser window open, gone to /tmp and copied the temp file to
>> wherever I want to store it (renaming it along the way, as it is usually
>> some goofy alpha-numeric combination). I imagine a script could be made ...
> Take a look at get_flash_videos, a (rather large) perl script designed
> for just this purpose.  It contains plug-ins to work with a considerable
> number of sites, including Youtube, Hulu, etc.  It's invoked as:
> get_flash_videos URL_of_video
> For most sites, it can find flash video URL's within a page so you don't
> have to manually locate the specific URL for the flash file.  gentoo
> users can just emerge it.  I don't know if it's packaged for other
> distros, but you can get it at http://code.google.com/p/get-flash-videos/

On fedora I use youtube-dl which is obviously only a downloader for
youtube videos, but you supply it with the url of the youtube page and
it gets the highest quality video format available, which is nice.

Not sure how this will work with webM formats.


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