[FFmpeg-user] How can I extract m3u8 URL for use with ffmpeg on this site?

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 18:54:32 EEST 2022

On Tue, 12 Apr 2022 01:42:14 +0200, Reino Wijnsma <rwijnsma at xs4all.nl> wrote:

>If you insist on using Xidel 0.9.8, then use:

So I am not insisting on any particular version...
I am now on the latest available.

>$ xidel -s "http://www.freeintertv.com/view/id-2565" -e 'x:request({"post":request-combine({"url":()},{"chname":string-to-base64Binary(extract(//meta[@property="og:image"]/@content,"([a-z_]+)\.jpg",1)),"ch":"http://www.freeintertv.com/externals/tv-russia/smotret-tv3-online","html5":"11"})/url,"url":"http://www.freeintertv.com/myAjax/get_item_m3u8/"})/extract(raw,"http.+m3u8")'

Anyway, the command above used with the latest xidel yields an erroneous URL for
the 2565 video:
This is for a documentary site with wildlife footage. No MSNBC anywhere.

The correct 2565 m3u8 extracted with Firefox right now is:

And currently the correct Firefox url for 2308 is:

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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