Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 03, 2016, 07:46:22 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: IDEA: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!  (Read 10567 times)

PhilKC

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
    • View Profile
    • BlueScreenOfDeath.co.uk
    • Donate to Member
IDEA: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« on: March 04, 2006, 01:48:18 AM »
Everyone knows how usefull Google video is, but sometimes it's a shame not be able to save the content locally...

Well...

C:\Documents and Settings\Phil\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\GGrabber\GGrabber\bin\Release>GGrabber -5099424926808000009 8248766101102341416

Checking for availible formats... No AVI found, falling back to FLV.
Starting download of Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone - Google Video (-5099424926808000009)
..........................
Your file has now been downloaded, and saved as Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone - Google Video.flv - 1860660 bytes in 26 seconds.

Checking for availible formats... AVI found!
Starting download of Bud Light: Secret Fridge - Google Video (8248766101102341416)
.............................................
Your file has now been downloaded, and saved as 8248766101102341416.avi - 3245476 bytes in 45 seconds.

Thanks for using GGrabber by PhilKC.

C:\Documents and Settings\Phil\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects\GGrabber\GGrabber\bin\Release>

Now you can ;)...

But, before a full GUI version is made, I need people to test this out, and report bugs/problems or features they would like to see...
It's in C#, .NET 2, which means you need: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&DisplayLang=en

Then grab the binary from: Here!...

Usage:

GGrabber <Google video DOCID> <Google video DOCID> <Google video DOCID>  etc...

The DOCID is the long value in the URL, like: http://video.google....2341416&q=fridge <-- The DOCID would be 8248766101102341416. Also note that some DOCIDs will have a minus before them, which should be included in the GGrabber line...

It will look for the AVI at first, but, if Google doesn't have an AVI format, it will fall back to FLV (Flash Video). It will try to save it as "Video name".Format, but if the Video Name contains things like : or / then it can't save them as that and will fall back to using the DOCID.

Remember this is more a PoC than a full program... Have fun!

PhilKC
It's not a bug, it's an undocumented and unexplainable feature.
Stick it on your site:
« Last Edit: March 07, 2006, 01:28:35 AM by brotherS »

db90h

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 481
  • Software Engineer
    • View Profile
    • Bitsum - Take control of your PC
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 01:54:51 AM »
Can't you just use Google Video Player to download the (high quality) GVI? It saves it the video locally, and is of better quality than the FLVs I think. Of course, GVIs are just DivX (usually stored as AVI) with content protection, so are easily convertable to straight DivX /w virtualdub, or may already be in a DivX ready format in some cases.

http://video.google.com/playerdownload.html
« Last Edit: March 04, 2006, 01:58:30 AM by db90h »

PhilKC

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
    • View Profile
    • BlueScreenOfDeath.co.uk
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2006, 02:00:09 AM »
Can't you just use Google Video Player to download the (high quality) GVI? It saves it the video locally, and is of better quality that the FLVs. Also, since GVI is just DivX /w content protection, u can convert it to AVI if u want with VirtualDub.. or it may already be straight DivX in many cases, not sure on that.

Possibly, although the FLV is only downloaded as a fall back, and the AVI is the same quality as the GVI afaik...
I'd be more willing to use the Google video player if it supported more than just it's own formats...

PhilKC
It's not a bug, it's an undocumented and unexplainable feature.
Stick it on your site:

db90h

  • Coding Snacks Author
  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 481
  • Software Engineer
    • View Profile
    • Bitsum - Take control of your PC
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2006, 02:10:57 AM »
I'd be more willing to use the Google video player if it supported more than just it's own formats...

I wouldn't, the player sucks ;p. But it is good to download video for local storage. And the quality of those FLVs sucks anuses. You're right GVI and AVI quality ought to be equal. It's interesting that they have AVIs available of videos, as they aren't exposed elsewhere that I know of. Its also interesting they don't push the higher quality GVIs more.

Where'd you figure out the existance of AVIs from? They might wrap them up as a GVI on-demand.

This is a great tool to swipe them, or to swipe the google videos without having to bother with their shitty player.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2006, 02:13:45 AM by db90h »

tinyvillager

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 444
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2006, 02:19:05 AM »
I'm Getting this

An unknown error occured: System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an
 error: (404) Not Found.
   at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadDataInternal(Uri address, WebRequest& request
)
   at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadString(Uri address)
   at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadString(String address)
   at GGrabber.Program.getURL(String docid)
   at GGrabber.Program.getFile(String docid)
   at GGrabber.Program.Main(String[] args)

Should i have Google's player running in the background,logged in,etc. 

PhilKC

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
    • View Profile
    • BlueScreenOfDeath.co.uk
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 02:43:14 AM »
I'm Getting this

An unknown error occured: System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an
 error: (404) Not Found.
   at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadDataInternal(Uri address, WebRequest& request
)
   at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadString(Uri address)
   at System.Net.WebClient.DownloadString(String address)
   at GGrabber.Program.getURL(String docid)
   at GGrabber.Program.getFile(String docid)
   at GGrabber.Program.Main(String[] args)

Should i have Google's player running in the background,logged in,etc. 

Hmmm, What's the line you gave it, and is it persistant? There isn't any need for Google video player.

PhilKC
It's not a bug, it's an undocumented and unexplainable feature.
Stick it on your site:

tinyvillager

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 444
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006, 05:11:26 AM »


 My stupid fault,i didn't correctly read your instructions about the docid.Got it working now.
Hope i didn't cause you any false panic.I will post back after banging around on it for a bit.
Cool stuff and good ideal,i love anything that helps one work with video.Keep up the good work.

PhilKC

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 117
    • View Profile
    • BlueScreenOfDeath.co.uk
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2006, 01:43:44 AM »
My stupid fault,i didn't correctly read your instructions about the docid.Got it working now.
Hope i didn't cause you any false panic.I will post back after banging around on it for a bit.
Cool stuff and good ideal,i love anything that helps one work with video.Keep up the good work.

No problemo, I should have made it clearer.

PhilKC
It's not a bug, it's an undocumented and unexplainable feature.
Stick it on your site:

gooterz

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2006
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Google video to AVI, Beta testers needed!
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2006, 07:34:46 AM »
lol


why not do as a normal person would....

click on video ipod..... hmmm the video format is mpeg4.... high quality

if you want to save the movie mp4 is what you want