There used to be a method for extracting buffered flash video in any browsers (like firefox, chrome, etc.), which makes use of the command
ps and spies the
fd that is pointing to an in-memory temporary file. Unfortunately, this method doesn't work any more. For example, all
fd used by chromium is:
chrome 19412 ymf 69u REG 0,14 470364 0 270129 /dev/shm/.org.chromium.Chromium.1fzPuo (deleted) chrome 19412 ymf 77u REG 0,14 131060 0 270141 /dev/shm/.org.chromium.Chromium.94K6Di (deleted) chrome 19412 ymf 103u REG 8,5 2052 0 4230990 /var/tmp/etilqs_01QDHFotJcLOpBS (deleted) chrome 19412 ymf 112u REG 8,5 24600 0 4232788 /var/tmp/etilqs_tFao7GamL5cslaZ (deleted) chrome 19412 ymf 188u REG 8,6 16384 0 1310851 /home/ymf/.config/chromium/Default/History Index 2013-07-journal (deleted) chrome 19412 ymf 189u REG 8,5 16400 0 4232787 /var/tmp/etilqs_D5p3BT7rtTSWLsy (deleted)
None of them contains media content.
And I firmly believe that there's someway we can grip the playing video (on Linux), since the video is streamed from the server whenever we play it (without the help of any browser-specific plugins).