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Author Topic: Streaming in real time only?  (Read 2843 times)

johnnyd2

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Streaming in real time only?
« on: January 03, 2008, 03:58:26 PM »
I loved the idea of being able to download streaming video with help of "URL Snooper". I downloaded "Getasfstream" and then found a video to download. It took the entire length of the time to download as it would have taken to watch. Is this normal? I could not read the Getasfstream help file because it is in japanese. As you can tell I am very new to this stuff. But DonationCoder makes it so easy to try new things. 

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Re: Streaming in real time only?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 04:05:25 PM »
it depends.
usually with a program like Streambox VCR and other realmedia recorders, you can download realmedia them quite quickly.  And you can download multiple at once.

most of my experience comes from downloading c-span videos in rm format.  but i'm not so familiar with asf and wmv windows media stuff.  you should definitely try other programs though, to see if it makes a difference.  i'm a big fan of the shareware program Net Transport. it's real strength is in scheduled recordings, but it is good for other stuff too, and author is a nice guy.

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Re: Streaming in real time only?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 05:10:23 PM »
By the way i just noticed that our discount on net transport is still available for supporting members:
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=6854.0

(note we don't make any money on people using the discounts so use it or not, makes no difference to me).

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Re: Streaming in real time only?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2008, 08:12:44 PM »
Most of the time I'm using SDP for downloading asf or wmv streaming media and since it IS streaming media, the time to "download" a video is equal to the video's length. Remember, you are not really downloading a video file but only recording or ripping the content sent by a media server. This should apply to all media servers using the MMSw protocol to transport their live or prerecorded media files.

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Re: Streaming in real time only?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 09:46:22 AM »
Thank you both for your kind assistance. This gives me a greater understanding of what I should expect when downloading streaming video. Will what I download be transferable to a CD or DVD?

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Re: Streaming in real time only?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 09:56:13 AM »
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Will what I download be transferable to a CD or DVD?

yes, but you'll have to convert it to a suitable format first, which will require yet another program.

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Re: Streaming in real time only?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 10:03:14 AM »
Thank you. Any suggestions? I will be doing very little downloading and converting so a freebie would be nice.

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Re: Streaming in real time only?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 10:13:00 AM »
For example I have a WMV file I would like to put to dvd.