rtmpdump does not appear to work

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 05:17:01 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 1:05 AM, Tony Baechler - BATS
<bats at batsupport.com> wrote:
> Did you even try youtube-dl?  Have you installed the latest version from
> yt-dl.org?  Does it still not work?  I said nothing about the video being on
> YouTube.  Any Ubuntu packages will almost surely be outdated due to the
> frequency of updates.  I can say that rtmpdump itself works fine as I use it
> almost daily to get Flash content.  As you probably know, MP4 is not Flash.
>  Flash video uses the .flv container format.  Just because they're using
> JPlayer to play it doesn't mean it's actually Flash content or that it uses
> rtmp.  I would try ffmpeg or avconv from the libav-tools package.  I know,
> for example, that prx.org also uses JPlayer but the "stream" is actually mp3
> streaming over plain http.

I am pleased to say that yes, youtube-dl did work for one of the
videos I wanted to capture.

Thanks for pointing this out.


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