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I don't know what this kind of streaming is called, its not classic protocols I've encountered.

I want to record few shows (debates) on Govt news channel: http://webcast.gov.in. Its a free news channel.

All I could figure out is that they are using Strobe Media Player and it is using this mansifest.f4m:

http://164.100.31.234/hds-live/livepkgr/_definst_/ddnewslive.f4m

its an XML file, I'm unable to record the stream. I tried feeding this URL to VLC media player and KMPlayer hoping to record using it. Then I also tried it downloading using DownloadHelper firefox addon. But no luck.

I don't know much about the media streaming but they seem to use "Adobe Flash Media Server":

http://164.100.31.234/
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If realplayer doesn't capture it:

Realplayer One Click Video Downloader

You can always film your screen using software like fraps and bandicam (both .com for their respective sites. I can't make more URLs as my reputation is too low).

And if necessary, edit the video by cutting out the essential. I found this actually to be the easiest method if you count the hours searching how to capture that specific videostream, and it works for everything obviously.

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This link should be helpful. Describes full solution.

Video You want to download is Adobe HDS(HTTP Dynamic Streaming). It provides(Adobe HDS) packetized stream of different qualities and it can be encrypted(DRM).

Provided link explains how to use browser, local PHP installation and PHP script to save and join the streamed parts.

In the post #51 there is standalone solution posted with usage instructions; unzip and run.

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You should summarize the salient points, suggestions, and accepted solution from that thread, here in your answer. –  Synetech Aug 12 '13 at 21:00
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There exist many Flash downloaders, but as most of them are implemented as browser extensions, the one you should get depends on the browser that you are using.

A very good downloader is RealPlayer, which adapts itself to most major browsers.

For Firefox, a good extension is NetVideoHunter.

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