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sr #107592: What are the correct options for dumping authenticated streams from CloudFront?

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Submitted on:  Thu 10 Feb 2011 06:00:22 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: None
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Thu 10 Feb 2011 06:00:22 PM UTC, original submission:

We use CloudFront to serve FLV streams; we send clients URLs like this one:


and they play fine in the flash-based player that's part of the client-facing front end. I'd like to be able to test these URLs without having to run flash (so that I can automate the testing). I thought that I could play such a URL with flvstreamer (I'm using 2.1c1-1 that comes with Ubuntu 10.10), but no matter what options I give it, it seems to return:

ERROR: Closing connection: NetStream.Failed

The command I've been trying to use is:

flvstreamer -V -o foo.flv -n -a 'cfx/st?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOlt7IlJlc291cmNlIjoidmlkZW8vMS5oaWdoLmY0diIsIkNvbmRpdGlvbiI6eyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOnsiQVdTOkVwb2NoVGltZSI6MTI5NzQ0NTQ3MX19fV19&Signature=T4WtF24~fMJAiRUY3igdfJuEOimMaO4HDC6QMMfKskd36dxnPAogAYOs9x1UN~H5mjucB9KXKg7-c0HM3quqLyA6q55SLZ~BaCHwXl8pxG7MEbRqOllCxto9RTDfrbtGf~HudUj7yfPcfDI5-rrbHxz3dcN0XjSXom-ZrorhVfE_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJZI36MUKI5GSTN6A' -y 'mp4:video/1.high.f4v'

I've tried a lot of variations on this theme, but I always get the same result... What am I doing wrong? Does flvstreamer not work with CloudFront's FMS? Do you have any suggestions for debugging what's going on (I can't find any docs, and I have no idea what the debug output means...)?



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