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.wvx stream recording
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mivison

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Mar 2008, 22:02    Post subject:  .wvx stream recording  

does any one know of any way to record a .wvx streaming video?
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trapster


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Mar 2008, 07:01    Post subject:  

I've never tried to record a .wvx file but if you have mplayer, maybe this will work:
Code:
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile <filename> <url>


Here is one I used to record a video of my niece playing basketball from the local newscast:
Code:
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile coreen2.wmv http://wm.wcsh-wlbz.gannett.edgestreams.net/news/wells_fryeburg.wmv

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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Mar 2008, 14:10    Post subject:  

.wvx is a playlist file which simply gives the addresses to the actual video stream.

You may be able to save the .wvx file , open it with a text editor, copy and paste the link (s) into the browser , then choose to save the file onto hardrive...if that makes sense.

If the stream is being played / watched...look in /tmp/plugtmp...you may find the vid file there..once fully downloaded , rename and save elsewhere. (works for flv eg youtube)

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mivison

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Mar 2008, 21:29    Post subject:  

the .wvx file points to this address, which firefox does not know how to handle.
<ASX VERSION="3.0">

<ENTRY>

<REF HREF="mms://media.zagerguitar.com/zager/anatomy.wmv"/>

</ENTRY>

</ASX>

thanks for the imput.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Mar 2008, 22:46    Post subject:  

ok

for information this can be added to prefs.js in the firefox profile or via about:config

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.mms", "vlc");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.mms", true);

'vlc' can be any suitable media player...firefox will then redirect mms links .

an mms link can be copied and pasted into your mediaplayer open url/link/stream dialog...whether this is played depends on the player and the format.
I tried your link with vlc and it played perfectly..
.In the open dialog there is a stream/save option...I tried saving in asf with no codec changes and I ended up with a local playable file...whole stream was around 30mins playing time
As mentioned earlier mplayer might be able to save it also....not sure about xine. The player has to handle the stream as an mms link which involves port/address negociation and is not a straightforward download so my original approach won't work.

mike
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mivison

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Mar 2008, 00:01    Post subject:  

thanks mike,
i got it running with xine and mplayer. i do not see any thing in either one of those to record a stream. i will install VLC. i do not have it.
thanks again every body. i will let you know what happens.
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Mar 2008, 09:01    Post subject:  

For mplayer its probably a command line approach needed...most options are set this way.

Vlc is the opposite...everything is in preferences/gui.

mike
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mivison

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Mar 2008, 23:46    Post subject:  

got vlc working thanks
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mivison

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Mar 2008, 22:40    Post subject:  

this works the best!
mplayer mms:/link/something.xxx -dumpstream -dumpfile file.xxx
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edoc


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2010, 13:06    Post subject:  

Is it still true that accessing an online file via a .wvx pointer requires either VLC or Mplayer?

It would be preferable to use gxine, if possible, as that keeps the Puppy setup here more simple.

Should stock gxine 0.5.9 in Puppy 4.31 be able to handle streaming libmpeg2?

Or do I need a plugin?

Our son needs to be able to follow the .wvx pointer and play the associated video without having to downgrade to anything-MS. His laptop has Puppy 4.31 installed.

We don't need to record but do need to be able to view - right now I can paste URL into Pstreamvid 1.3 which then opens a gxine window but all we get is the audio. What are we doing wrong, please?

[url]
http://cafe.edgeboss.net/wmedia/cafe/dlpstream/psyc101/psyc101_m01_s01.wvx[/url]

He needs this for an online college course that started today.

WDYT?

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