[FFmpeg-user] How to extract the video stream m3u8 URL in a script?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 19:39:43 EEST 2022

On Mon, 10 Oct 2022 14:00:48 +0100, Rob Hallam <ffmpeg at roberthallam.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 10 Oct 2022 at 13:29, Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have tried in various places to get a solution to this problem without success
>> so I try it here too:
>Haven't you asked this or something similar here already?

Yes, but I got no working scripted solution back...'

>> Can someone advice of a command to get hold of it or else direct me to somewhere
>> else where there are peaople "in the know"?
>Last time you asked something like this I suggested discussing your
>query with the folks that make youtube-dl / yt-dlp. This is exactly
>what they do- automate detection of video URLs in webpages. Have you
>done so?

I don't know how to reach them...
When I Google "yt-dlp discussion forum" I get only "Videohelp Forum" in the hits
and I have been there too without success.
It bugs me that the Firefox Plugin "Video-controller"

which can actually do the job inside FireFox does not have a source home (like
GitHub) where one could glean how it is done...
Of course the plug-in helps in the manual extraction but I see no way to
automate with it.

>> And it is of course an Ubuntu script I need...
>As an aside, there's no such thing as a "Ubuntu script".

What I meant is of course a Linux bash script to avoid getting replies only
valid on Windows...

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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