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I have a Quicktime stream that I would like to save to a local file. (I want to convert it into a sane file format, because the device I want to watch it on doesn't play mov files.)

When looking at the mov link for the stream and saving the file in the browser, the .mov file is only 1700 bytes large and when looking at it, it does (among binary garbage) contain rtsp://www.the-server.com/media/filename.mp4 -- which I assume is the data actually streamed by the Quicktime plugin.

Looking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Streaming_Protocol doesn't exactly raise my hopes of getting at the data, but maybe someone has an idea?


Background:

I want to watch some Uni sessions on my A501 Android tablet and since there is no quicktime plugin for Android browsers, I somehow want to save the files and copy them over to the device.

Note: The full link can be constructed by combining the JavaScript-showVideo-link URL with the server URL: http://e-collection.library.ethz.ch/+ javascript:showVideo('/eserv.php?pid=eth:29891&dsID=eth-29891-02.mov','800');

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can you give an example of a mov link, so to get the full link from "javascript:showVideo('/eserv.php?pid=eth:29891&dsID=eth-29891-02.mov'" –  barlop Aug 2 '11 at 10:00
    
or how you got the mov link. –  barlop Aug 2 '11 at 10:02
    
@barlop: Edited with this full-link info –  Martin Aug 2 '11 at 10:08
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+1. i've just tried it with streamtransport, rtmpdump, riptiger. could be i'm going wrong but seems they're not doing it. Apparently the issue is it's mdatrtsp:// not rtsp:// and mdatrtsp:// is tricky, The problem, mdatrtsp:// is mentioned here stream-recorder.com/forum/… You could perhaps try screen capture programs like WM Recorder suite or Replay Media Catcher but those two are probably not free but not terribly expensive either maybe $40. hopefuilly somebody finds something better. –  barlop Aug 2 '11 at 11:02
    
@barlop - If I buy Quicktime Pro for 30USD, I should be able to save the movies, or shouldn't I? –  Martin Aug 2 '11 at 12:44

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