Help with downloading .wmv video file from http server

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by marat, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. marat

    marat Guest

    I was wondering if it is possible to download a .wmv video file from
    an http server, who's html source embeds the link inside a javascript
    playmedia2 function. Here is the example:

    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/multimedia/tp_archive.jsp?c_id=bos

    has links to .wmv files that open windows media player like so:
    <a href="javascript:void(playMedia2({w_id:'357344',w:'2004/open/topplays/archive09/092304_balbos_ramirez_rbi_56.wmv',pid:
    'mlb_tp',cid: 'mlb',fid: 'mlb_tp56',v:'2'}))" >

    Since these .wmv files reside on the server, isn't there a way to
    download them to local hard drive?

    Thanks
     
    marat, Sep 24, 2004
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    Ken North Guest

    Ken North, Sep 25, 2004
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  3. marat

    marat Guest

    I am not sure you understood my original question ... I would like to
    download and save the *wmv files from the above server, but they open
    up and am unable to do so.....
     
    marat, Sep 27, 2004
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  4. marat

    The Videoguy Guest

    Right click on the file name and "save target as"

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    817-896-4277
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    www.vdoguy.com


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    The Videoguy, Sep 28, 2004
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  5. marat

    marat Guest

    Unfortunately that does not work... The file is embedded inside
    javascript. Please see the website URL above with details. Is there
    any way to do this?
     
    marat, Sep 28, 2004
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  6. Huh? Perhaps you should try re-posting the exact
    URL of the page you're refering to, and the name(s)
    of the specific WMV clips.

    I actually tried it and saw nothing like javascript, etc.
    It looked like a completely straightforward link and I
    was able to select download with no problems. I did
    not actually download the file as I have only 56K dialup
    here.
     
    Richard Crowley, Sep 28, 2004
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  7. marat

    marat Guest


    the URL, as mentioned in 1st post of thread is
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/multimedia/tp_archive.jsp?c_id=bos

    It contains a bunch of video links which are available in 56K or 350K
    format. Clicking on the links opens a window, but does NOT allow right
    clicking and saving to hardrive - ie, right click + save target as
    does not work. Any ideas on how to prevent the window from opening and
    just saving to disk ?
     
    marat, Sep 28, 2004
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  8. When I "mouse-over" one of those links I see the path of the WMV
    file. A few minutes of experimenting to discover the topology of the
    website will allow you to directly access the files and save them.
    I have done this successfully with several other websites.

    I'm using Internet Exploder 6.0 (but same behavior in many other
    browsers and for several generations).
     
    Richard Crowley, Sep 29, 2004
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  9. marat

    The Videoguy Guest

    OH that one.. Yea you can't click on it.. but play it, then you can dig it
    out of the temporary files area. Maybe it will work, maybe not, but if not,
    you can use the windows media encoder to fix it

    --

    Dave Jones
    817-896-4277
    Independent Video Productions
    www.vdoguy.com
     
    The Videoguy, Sep 29, 2004
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  10. marat

    wondering Guest

    but steamed video isn't deposited in the temp folder, right? so how
    can anyone retrive it?
     
    wondering, Sep 30, 2004
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  11. marat

    bj7stars Guest

    I would provide you this solution.

    As someone say,
    '2004/open/topplays/archive09/092304_balbos_ramirez_rbi_56.wmv' is
    the path, this is ture. However actually we don't know the absolute path
    of this link. If you had downloaded when once, you can know the absolute
    path of which is downloadable to see files in "Temporary Internet Files".

    It may exist as *.dat and it have its own address information.

    for example, 'Ortiz's three-run homer' in
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/multimedia/tp_archive.jsp?c_id=bos,
    'mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2004/open/topplays/archive10/100104_bosbal_ortiz_hr_350.wmv#0;1.000;0;0;1:2;2:2'
    is the absokute path. This is a sreaming files so we can't download to
    local
    drive as normal way but we can do to using tools as below:

    - Net Transport v1.92 http://www.xi-soft.com/download.htm
    - GetASFStream http://homepage2.nifty.com/scallop/soft6.html (Japanese
    only)

    You should indicate path
    'http://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm...../100104_bosbal_ortiz_hr_350.wmv'
    via these tools. I confirm we can get to local drive.

    Thanks
     
    bj7stars, Oct 3, 2004
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  12. marat

    bj7stars Guest

    I would provide you this solution.

    As someone say,
    '2004/open/topplays/archive09/092304_balbos_ramirez_rbi_56.wmv' is
    the path, this is ture. However actually we don't know the absolute path
    of this link. If you had downloaded when once, you can know the absolute
    path of which is downloadable to see files in "Temporary Internet Files".

    It may exist as *.dat and it have its own address information.

    for example, 'Ortiz's three-run homer' in
    http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/multimedia/tp_archive.jsp?c_id=bos,
    'mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2004/open/topplays/archive10/100104_bosbal_ortiz_hr_350.wmv#0;1.000;0;0;1:2;2:2'
    is the absokute path. This is a sreaming files so we can't download to
    local
    drive as normal way but we can do to using tools as below:

    - Net Transport v1.92 http://www.xi-soft.com/download.htm
    - GetASFStream http://homepage2.nifty.com/scallop/soft6.html (Japanese
    only)

    You should indicate path
    'http://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm...../100104_bosbal_ortiz_hr_350.wmv'
    via these tools. I confirm we can get to local drive.

    Thanks
     
    bj7stars, Oct 3, 2004
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