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I want to be able to use the ABC (Australia) iView page on my mythtv box but without having to use a mouse. And as it's all flash based I'm trying to reverse engineer it to work out where the media content comes from and build my own menu system. So what I need is something that sniffs out the network activity while I'm looking at the videos. Then with luck I can work out how it's all sorted on their server and download the flvs directly.

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You can use Firebug. Here is a how-to: for doing just that.

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Once you've found the URLs involved, if they're "rtmp://"-type URLs you'll need something like RTMPDump to retrieve them. This program can grab the same video stream that a Flash player app uses.

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