[FFmpeg-user] Can ffmpeg record video from this kind of URL?

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 21:43:51 EET 2022

On 3/4/22, Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2021 03:23:52 +0300, Anatoly <anatoly at kazanfieldhockey.ru>
> wrote:
>>On Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:27:51 +0200
>>Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 1 Sep 2021 16:30:00 +0300, anatoly at kazanfieldhockey.ru wrote:
>>> >Right, you need m3u8.
>>> >F12->Network->Enter "m3u8" in the textbox above the list to filter
>>> >out.
>>> >> Is there a command line call I can make to extract the m3u8 URL
>>> >> automatically so
>>> >> it can be used in a script only supplied the main page URL?
>>> >To get url of the first m3u8 from the page (this page actually has
>>> >only one) curl "https://www.livenewsmag.com/msnbc-news-live-stream/"
>>> >| grep -o -e "https://.\+m3u8" | head -n 1
>>> Coming back to this issue again since the command you suggested has
>>> stopped working...
>>> I am trying this command and I get an empty result:
>>> $ curl -s "https://msnbcdailyshows.com/" | grep -o -e
>>> "https://.\+m3u8" | head -n 1
>>> The page above does have an embedded video player but your command for
>>> extraction of the m3u8 URL returns an *empty* output...
>>> But it does work on other such pages like this:
>>> $ curl -s "https://www.livenewsmag.com/msnbc-news-live-stream" | grep
>>> -o -e "https://.\+m3u8" | head -n 1
>>> https://1420543146.rsc.cdn77.org/Z5XPzYjFisC9SrZHwPgDUg==,1633615580/LS-ATL-54548-10/index.m3u8
>>> Why is the command working on one URL but not the other?
>>Because as Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> Wed, 1 Sep 2021 15:37:21
>>+0200 already told you:
>>"There's often a lot of magic involved in extracting the video URLs from
>>webpages - parsing JavaScript, downloading and parsing JSON files,
>>re-using cookies and referrers, and so on."
>>So this is very hard, nearly to impossible to create a tool or
>>receipe that will automatically extract video urls on *any* arbitrary
>>page. Last time I just took a quick look at www.livenewsmag.com and
>>found a simple solution for you, because that page is simple enough.
>>Now let's do the same:
>>#resolution here may be: prem, 720, 480, 240
>>sdate=`date "+%Y%m%d-%H%M"`
>>ggid=`curl $msn1url | grep -o -e "https://goodgame\.ru/player?[0-9]\+"
>>| grep -o -e "[0-9]\+"`
>>ffmpeg -user_agent "Mozilla" -i $m3u8url -c copy $filename
>>Also this page contains url of youtube stream of same program, which
>>can be extracted with
>>curl "https://msnbcdailyshows.com/" | grep -o -e
>>and then fed to youtube-dl
> I return again to this subject because the extraction I have used for a
> long
> time now has failed again, probably because part of it is a russian site so
> they
> changed to something else...
> With the war in Ukraine I would very much like to record the MSNBC stream
> nightly using ffmpeg and it seems impossible now.
> I have tried my two ffmpeg formats using the page url:
> https://msnbcdailyshows.com/
> and the m3u8 URL I find if I use F12 in the browser when it plays:
> https://cdn.plt.one/cdn/premium327/chunks.m3u8
> But my ffmpeg command does not work with these...
> Example (on one line):
> ffmpeg -hide_banner -referer \"https://msnbcdailyshows.com/\" -i
> https://cdn.plt.one/cdn/premium327/chunks.m3u8  -vf scale=w=-4:h=480 -c:v
> libx264 -preset fast -crf 26 -c:a copy -t 120 test1.mp4
> It fails to actually get any data, so much tghat the timeout does not even
> trigger...
> What can be done to get this working again?

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