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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: pepi on Jun 03, '05 06:20:48AM

None of these download tips will work with any movie that is streamed over rtsp:// or rtp:// protocols, it will just work for those that are "save disabled" and actually are downloaded via http. Save disabled is an authoring property of QuickTime Movies and QT Pro of course does not circumvent this.

Also ususally if you open one of those embedded movies that really stream, you actually only have what is called a reference Movie which point QT Player to the actual streaming location. (Which can be found via the ethereal command line mentioned. btw. if you have installed ethereal via fink and have done your fink setup correctly including extension of your PATH environment variable there is no need to use the absolute path of /sw/bin/ethereal as it will be found anyway.)

To extend the "terminal n00b" tip about networking interfaces:
en0 usually refers to Ethernet built-in and
en1 usually refers to your AirPort interface
if you have added further ethernet ports (via PCI/PCMCIA card for example) your mileage may vary. (might as well be en2 or en7 or whatever, but if you do have that many interfaces in use, you know how to find out it's name anyway :-) )

To capture really streamed media you need something like openRTSP which is a command line utility implementing an rtsp client that can save to a file. Please be aware that this does not yet allow H.264 movies to be saved as this is not yet implemented. Generic (ISMA) MPEG4 movies usually work.
Pepi



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10.4: Another Safari/QuickTime save movie tip
Authored by: LC on Jun 04, '05 10:58:04AM

For rtsp: and mms: referenced files, mplayer can save them via the "-dumpstream" and "-dumpfile" command-line options.



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