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Author Topic: how to catch streaming video?  (Read 3805 times)

Curt

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how to catch streaming video?
« on: July 13, 2012, 07:04:00 AM »
Tonight (in 6 hours from now) Denmark is playing the final match for the World Championship in Beach Handball for women (against Brazil). The match is being streamed and I would like to keep the video. However, to my surprise Firefox VideoHelper will merely catch small blocks (from 16kb to 237kb) from the stream, not the entire video. I have no experience in catching video streams, so I have come to ask for 'your' advice, please.

We can test your ideas via http://www.dhf.dk/Pr...e_4_x_landskamp_live
>> scroll to the red lines; there are also links to other (normal handball) matches being played,
or via http://spengerevent....se.at/hem2012stream/ (click "LIVESTREAM HARD" in the right margen)(playing right now as I type).


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« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 07:12:25 AM by Curt, Reason: link »

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 07:09:38 AM »
Tonight (in 6 hours from now) Denmark is playing the final match for the World Championship in Beach Handball (against Brazil). The match is being streamed and I would like to keep the video. However, to my surprise Firefox VideoHelper will merely catch small blocks (from 16kb to 237kb) from the stream, not the entire video. I have no experience in catching video streams, so I have come to ask for 'your' advice, please.

We can test your ideas via http://www.dhf.dk/Pr...e_4_x_landskamp_live >> scroll to the red lines; there are also links to other (normal handball) matches being played, or via http://spengerevent....se.at/hem2012stream/ (playing right now as I type).

 (see attachment in previous post)


How about using FRAPS or Camtasia or some other screen recorder that will also allow you to record sound from your computer at the same time.

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 07:43:27 AM »
-thanks
The idea was simple and easy to test, but... just one minute of using Camtasia 5 => 275MB,
so screen capturing for 1½ hour surely must produce a gigantic² filesize!
or not ?

edited:
oh, wait
- I realize I can settle with one file per period. Okay, this will be manageable.

Thanks!

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 07:59:07 AM »
-thanks
The idea was simple and easy to test, but... just one minute of using Camtasia 5 => 275MB,
so screen capturing for 1½ hour surely must produce a gigantic² filesize!
or not ?

edited:
oh, wait
- I realize I can settle with one file per period. Okay, this will be manageable.

Thanks!

I'm not 100% sure if it will work like you hope, I do however, think FRAPS would work.  Both are NOT free however, unless you want huge limitations.

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 11:14:12 AM »
FRAPS is tempting, but I have a FREE key for the old Camtasia 5 (from 2008), so even it now is at version 8, it will do for now; a video is merely a video... or something.



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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 11:15:15 AM »
FRAPS is tempting, but I have a FREE key for the old Camtasia 5 (from 2008), so even it now is at version 8, it will do for now; a video is merely a video... or something.




Test it with a youtube video or something first to make sure it captures correctly.

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 12:06:02 PM »
-oh yes, but I surely did:


... just one minute of using Camtasia 5 => 275MB,

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2012, 12:59:03 PM »
I grabbed 4:19 minutes, before the connection was gone ("‎Over license connection limit"), and this little was 1GB!


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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 07:00:48 AM »
Brazil's number 3 is not some kind of midget or otherwise mini-sized,
this is just how it often looks when normal sized people are standing between athletes...:


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-here singing their national hymn.

Brazil showed Denmark that there still is quite a distance between number 1 and 2, so we took silver...

Quote from: European Handball Federation
The city of Randers in Denmark is to host the 2013 edition of the Men’s, Women’s and Younger Age Category European Beach Handball Championships.

-the Brazilian team will of course not be part of this event, but still I wonder how the south European teams will cope with the Danish lack of summer heat...: we may stand a chance to become the next European Champions!

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2012, 07:02:18 AM »
I love the tops..."BRA"

I wonder if it says "PANTS" on their bottom sections and "SHOES" on their...well...shoes...lol

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 07:04:28 AM »
-no, their pants says FRONT and BEHIND, and their shoes LEFT and RIGHT
one of the girls is a blonde ;-)

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 07:04:48 AM »
xD

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Re: how to catch streaming video?
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2012, 07:14:45 AM »
The match is being streamed and I would like to keep the video. .

Cue the **AA!