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How to get the streaming media URL, find stream URL?
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Saturday, 31 March 2007

 To download windows media streaming, realmedia streaming and other streaming, you need to know the url(the file name and server address) of you want to download.

Unfortunately, some links to streaming audio and video that you come across on the web are hidden behind JavaScript, Macromedia Flash, ActiveX. Because of this, it is sometimes very difficult to figure out the actual urls that correspond to the streams being played.

Getting stream URL from player

If a metafile is password protected or protected by JavaScript, Flash, etc. try to get stream information from your media player (such as Windows Media Player, Real Player). Real Player, for example, allows you to get some information about a clip by clicking [View]->[Clip]->[Clip Info] or [View]->[Clip]->[Clip Source].

Getting stream URL from embedded player

If you want to get the URL from an embedded Real player: Right click on it and select "Play in Player". After that you may get the URL from the Real Player using the above mentioned instruction. Click the following url for more information.

If you wanna get the URL from an embedded Windows Media Player: Right click on it and select "Properties". The URL of a stream can be found on the "File" tab. Click the following url for more information.

If right click on a page with an embedded player is disabled, you may try a different browser or you may use Promoxitron filter to enable right-click. Most probably you will find other methods much easier.

Getting stream URL using URL Hunter

URL Hunter was written to help users locate the urls of audio and video files so that they can be recorded.

The goal of URL Hunter is to provide a one-stop easy solution to finding the URLs for all streams. It does this by watching network traffic and identifying potential urls, especially streaming media urls.

Platform: 2000/XP/VISTA.

Screenshot of URL Hunter
Features in URL Hunter:

  • Automatic Capturing.
  • Filters for various file types.
  • Dynamic URL Filtering Keywords.
  • Remove Duplicates.
  • Only Scan this Computer.
  • A skin strategy, which allow you to change the way your ripper looks by changing its skin.
  • A log file, which makes it available to check URL Hunter's record.
  • An easy-to-use Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Brief URL Hunter Instructions for Fast Learners!
To find the hidden url for a streaming audio/video file:

  • Open your browser and go to the page containing the stream you are interested in.
  • Start URL Hunter and click on button 'Start'.
  • Go to the browser and start the stream playing.
  • Hopefully you will soon see the stream URLs appear in the Results List. If not, reopen your browser or Media Player.
  • After the stream begins playing, you may stop it.
  • Right-click to copy to clipboard.


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