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

Anatoly anatoly at kazanfieldhockey.ru
Sat Oct 9 03:23:52 EEST 2021

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

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