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sr #107080: Using flvstreamer with the CBC Video website

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Mon 26 Oct 2009 05:50:39 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Sun 20 Dec 2009 07:52:26 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Thank you so much! Those 5-10 seconds sure are crucial. I am very very grateful for your help.

Sun 29 Nov 2009 01:47:50 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Ran into this same problem.  I live in Canada and their player on "" doesn't work under Linux (even with the latest flash the player window always remains blank).

Anyway, one of the site specific shows had the current episode embedded right into it, and clicking on it worked, so I snagged the packets and figured out how to extract the correct options.

1 - Right click on the video selector thumbnail under "" and copy the link (e.g., "javascript:CBC.APP.UberPlayer.playRelease('")

2 - Paste the "" bit in a new window (you only need up to the end of the pid)

3 - You will get an XML document that has a "<url>rtmp://<break>netstorage/....flv<url/> component in it

4 - Quickly run (you only have 5-10s before the url expires)

flvstreamer -y <PLAYPATH> -r <URL> -o <FILE>

where <PLAYPATH> is the bit after <break> minus the ".flv" extension from the url component, <URL> is the bit before the <break> from the url component, and <FILE> is whatever you want to save the stream as.

Tue 27 Oct 2009 02:12:28 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I live in Canada, so the proxy won't be a problem for me. But every time I try to use flvstreamer, it can't connect. I will post the verbose -x messages shortly.

Mon 26 Oct 2009 07:07:39 PM UTC, comment #2: 

You will have problems getting that rtmp url to work. FMS is usually setup to expire the auth string after a very short while. Also you'd need a socks proxy - web proxy not supported by flvstreamer (yet).

fsck <fsck>
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Mon 26 Oct 2009 05:56:38 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Er- and by "videofenced", I mean geofenced.

Mon 26 Oct 2009 05:50:39 AM UTC, original submission:  

I am having difficulty using flvstreamer to stream videos from the <a href="">CBC Video website</a>. The site uses Akamai to host video, and the information about the videos' location is provided by XML files such as the one found at:

Most videos are videofenced. Is there anyone in Canada (or who can use a Canadian proxy server) that could help me parse this properly. The url provided by the XML file above is




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