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How can I record an RTMP stream (Adobe Flash video and audio) which is currently playing, as-is?

I have a very long video which can't be downloaded by any downloader I tested. So I want to scroll it to the desired position, playback and record only a small part.

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Have you tried rtmpsuck (not offensive word)? –  Alvin Wong Jun 27 '13 at 7:53
    
I don't understand how to use it. Suppose I set RTMP server name in hosts to localhost. Now what? How rtmpsuck will know where to forward a connection? Also in my case Flash applet accesses RTMP server by it's IP address. –  Suzan Cioc Jun 27 '13 at 9:06
    
Do you have the full URI of the stream? –  CyberJacob Nov 8 '13 at 7:35

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If you're finding it difficult to use rtmpsrv.exe and rtmpsuck.exe from the command line, I recommend NirSoft's RTMPDumpHelper:

RTMPDumpHelper is a small utility that can help you to easily download RTMP video/audio streams. By combining this utility and the proxy server of RTMPDump toolkit, you can simply open a Web page containing RTMP video stream in your favorite Web browser, and while watching the video, it'll be saved to your disk automatically as .flv or .mp4 file.

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I've successfully used it to record complete RTMP streams, but never tried a partial download so far. If the underlying rtmpsrv.exe/rtmpsuck.exe proxies support it though then what you want to do should be possible.

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I see no any reaction in my case. When I open a video in browser (Chrome) nothing happens. May be it writes a file somewhere but does not say me about it. This is not Youtube video btw, this is some custom content. –  Suzan Cioc Jun 28 '13 at 20:13
    
Can you try with Firefox or even IE instead? –  Karan Jun 28 '13 at 21:53
    
Ok, the applet is not compatible with FF, while it runs with IE and RTMPDumpHelper als runs, but stops recording once I scroll time slider. I can't record entire stream since it is very long. –  Suzan Cioc Jun 28 '13 at 22:04

You can try to use Web Stream Recorder tool, it works for me for most RTMP broadcasts, but not for all.

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