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

Rob Hallam ffmpeg at roberthallam.com
Mon Apr 18 16:44:57 EEST 2022

On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 at 14:01, Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 12:53:19 +0200, stefano roveda <stfrvd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Dear reino, i found the thread very interesting i don see any reason fir
your comment in that case
[ed: quote fixed to original]
> >Anyway thank you for taking care.
> I can supply the exact ffmpeg command I use in the script for the download if
> that would make it better suited here...

Including the exact ffmpeg command and complete uncut output is almost
always a good idea.

However, that doesn't necessarily make the question any better suited
for the ffmpeg-user mailing list. Your question boils down to: "how do
I find a changing URL?", the usage of ffmpeg is incidental, I hope you
would agree.

Another example would be something like, "What is the best keyboard to
type out ffmpeg commands?" Yes, this is contrived and ridiculous for
the purposes of illustration. [1]

To address stefano roveda's point- discussions can be interesting to
some, even if they are off-topic. But Reino is right to point out more
productive places to have such discussions. I did too! The point is to
better serve all parties- a place that specialises in extracting URLs
for videos so that they can be downloaded -- like yt-dlp or youtube-dl
! -- is more likely to have experience with that sort of thing and so
serve Bo Berglund better than here. Discussing in that place or with
those folks would also spare the list replies like "my version of
xidel does not have that option" or "the URL worked yesterday but not
today"; which are in my view definitely off-topic, even if the
original query was on-topic.

I don't speak for the ffmpeg or the ffmpeg-user mailing list in any
official capacity. That said, list etiquette is everyone's business :)



[1]: Stack Overflow had this sort of issue back in the day- people
would append "for programmers" to an off-topic question to make it
appear ostensibly on-topic. [2] This got to the point where someone
asked a question along the lines of 'What do I need to do in order to
be a programmer out at sea?' [3], and hilarity/chaos ensued.

[2]: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/14486/302572

[3]: https://web.archive.org/web/20100426125115/http://www.mattmcdole.com/boat/

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