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Re: A very difficult download

From: cumdacon <>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:04:27 +0200


you too have my same problems with geoblocked :(
I was sure that curl could had resolved these problems, but I have to admit
that none sw/app is able (at least up to day) to bypass this strongly
geoprotected video.
ORF engineers are very good ;)

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Pierre Brico
  To: the curl tool
  Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:59 AM
  Subject: Re: A very difficult download


  For you information, video files are often split into several pieces to be
played by a browser. The URL you gave (with playlist.m3u8) should contain
the playlist of resolution available for the video. For each resolution, you
have an URL (usually chunklist.m3u8) with a list of all chunks belonging to
the video. If you want to download the full video, you have to download all
pieces (media_0.ts, media_1.ts, ...) using curl and afterwards, put them all
together using a tool like ffmpeg ( Here
is an example of command line: ffmpeg.exe -f concat -i
listOfChunks.txt -acodec copy -vcodec copy movie.mp4 with listOfChunks.txt
  file media_0.ts
  file media_1.ts

  I did a bash script a few months ago to download such a video and it works
pretty well. Unfortunately, the video is geo-protected (only accessible from
Austria) and I can't download it to see if my script is working.

  Good luck

  On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 11:13 PM cumdacon <> wrote:

    I guess that curl must tell me the real url!
    anyway via xidel I was able to find from myself:


    and now...?

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Norton, Mike" <>
    To: "the curl tool" <>
    Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:42 PM
    Subject: RE: A very difficult download

> The URL you gave is not a video. It's a web page that has a video on
> To download the video using Curl you will first need to figure out the
> of the actual video file, not the web page URL. Curl will not do that
> for you.
> -mn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: curl-users <> On Behalf Of
> Sent: May 21, 2019 8:18 AM
> To:
> Subject: A very difficult download
> And now....the question:
> are you able to download (and save, and watch) this video?
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Received on 2019-05-24