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TechWhizZ199

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Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:42 pm

How to get the address of a video/livestream

I have noticed that many people ask for the rtmp link for a live stream since they cannot find it, even if they do find it, it is in the wrong format, e.g.:

Wrong format for live streaming in Serviio:

rtmp://123.456.789.1/liverepeater

This is because there is no playpath or page Url or Swf Url in the link, if there was, it would look more like this:

rtmp://50.7.175.243:1935/base2 playpath=dd1.stream swfUrl=http://desilivetv.net/wp-content/uploads/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress/player/player.swf pageUrl=http://desilivetv.net/dd-national/

If you test the above link it will stream the Indian TV channel DD National from the website http://www.turbotv.in/

For those who do not know how to get the RTMP Url then in this post i will show you by using a program called HiDownload. The download link for the software is here:

http://www.hidownload.com/download-trial.htm

The version is only a trial and if you want to use it forever please purchase the software.

Open the program once installed, at the start of the program it will state whether to start sniffing, press yes and click on the Sniffer tab in the program.

Now go onto your video on the internet, play the video and you will see that several links may appear in the program.

You will recognise the RTMP Url since it says rtmp. Just right click on the Url and copy it.

Now open notepad and paste the link.

At first the link will look like this for example:

rtmp://50.7.175.243:1935/base2<playpath>dd1.stream <swfUrl>http://desilivetv.net/wp-content/uploads/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress/player/player.swf <pageUrl>http://desilivetv.net/dd-national/ <objectEncoding>

To make it play just delete the <objectEncoding> and < symbols and replace the > symbols with =, and make sure that there is a space between the playpath and rtmp link, this is how it should look like:

rtmp://50.7.175.243:1935/base2 playpath=dd1.stream swfUrl=http://desilivetv.net/wp-content/uploads/jw-player-plugin-for-wordpress/player/player.swf pageUrl=http://desilivetv.net/dd-national/

The link should now work as a livestream in Serviio, it may not if the website has gone.

This also works for m3u8 streams and other video types.

Thank you,

TechWhizZ199
Last edited by TechWhizZ199 on Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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jhb50

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Post Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:52 pm

Re: RTMP Url - RTMP FINDING SOFTWARE

This will work for many streams, however many sites include a time dependent key in their stream url's, or a token or additional conn parameters that do not show causing these links to fail. Best solution is to use a plugin designed to handle these exceptions by accessing the flashvars etc.
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TechWhizZ199

Serviio lover

Posts: 56

Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:25 pm

Post Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:14 pm

Re: RTMP Url - RTMP FINDING SOFTWARE

jhb50 wrote:This will work for many streams, however many sites include a time dependent key in their stream url's, or a token or additional conn parameters that do not show causing these links to fail. Best solution is to use a plugin designed to handle these exceptions by accessing the flashvars etc.


I agree, for channels such as Sky Sports which requires tokens (sometimes). Though the software is very handy in quick situations.

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