Watching TV on OM?

Nicolas Dufresne nicolas.dufresne at
Thu Jul 2 02:41:33 CEST 2009

Le mercredi 24 juin 2009 à 18:59 +0200, "Marco Trevisan (Treviño)" a
écrit :
> Well, for youtube there are no issues [1] but it's not always possible
> to retrieve the flv video from the flash player;

That's true, most live TV Flash uses RTMP as media streaming protocol.
RTMP spec is publicly available under a licence that allow Adobe to sue
any person who writes software to intercept and save locally the data.
This is very bad for most Linux media stack since they all allow saving,
data to disk (at least mplayer and GStreamer).

But if it's not RTMP (like youtube using HTTP) you can always find how
the FLV URL is constructed by decompiling the SWF file using Flare:


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