If this guy did it There must be a way? (Saving Apple Keynotes to Your Computer)

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  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    I've been searching around trying to figure out how to save Apple's keynote streams to my HD, and it would seem impossible from what I've managed to find, and tried my-self. They stream them in RTSP=Real Time Streaming Protocol, which everyone says can't be saved. How exactally did this guy do it then? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXNAG3IxzRs There must be something im missing. Does anybody know how?
     
  2. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    QuickTime Pro?

    If people can capture and post mirrors up in different places straight after the keynote, this would help as Apple's servers tend to get hammered and I'm sure this year will be no different on that front.
     
  3. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    there are also programs that record an area on your screen regardless of the source. Could be very useful for something like this, but don't recall any specific names.
     
  4. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have QT Pro, but it doesn't seem to be much help, It can save files that start with regular URLs, for example HTTP, but it seams that RTSP is a bit of a bugger. It doesn't save it in Cache as far as I can tell. The URL for the last Macworld seems to be

    rtsp://a2047.v1411b.c1411.g.vq.akamaistream.net/
    5/2047/1411/2_h264_650/1a1a1ae454c430950065de4cbb2f94c226950c7ae655b61
    a48a91475e243acda3dac194879adde0f/mw_2006_3_650.mov

    If anyone wants to play around
     
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I think it was last year's MacWorld where Apple had a direct download location for the streamed file of the keynote. It wasn't up for very long, but I think I have it somewhere...
     
  6. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That doesn't explain the WWDC 05 on Youtube though. Mind you I don't necessarily want Macworld 06, just using it as an example
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I thought there was a way to do it using VLC, but I don't remember the details.
     
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  9. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Didn't work. The only http:// link I found in the file after opening with BBedit was just pointing the the Reference file, not the actual QT movie file.
     
  10. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Any Other Ideas?

    P.S. w00t 500th Post!!....Now to find an Avatar LOL
     
  11. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    lol one way is to just save them from youtube!
     
  12. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Take a look at the comments . There are other techniques mentioned there.
     
  13. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    VideoDownloader Firefox extension.
     
  14. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    Anyone tried option-clicking the appropriate file in the "Activity" window?
     
  15. moonislune macrumors regular

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    Why not just use Snapz Pro X. Yeah, it's a bit pricey, but you can record anything into almost anyformat that comes up on your screen. Video and audio are synced perfectly, and you don't need a different app to download every different file format out there.
     
  16. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    None of which work

    No File shows up in the Activity viewer, since it launches it Externally in Quicktime, not embedded in the browser.
     
  17. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    nice find, looking f-ward to giving it a go on keynote day
     
  18. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    None of the hints on that page work for saving RTSP streams(Apple Keynotes), they work for embedded files in a web site. So far It seems impossible to directly download a RTSP stream. That guy on YouTube must have recorded his screen or something.
     
  19. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I did that second hint, and it's deffiently downloading *Something* I tried doing this graphically with VLC, but never tried the terminal, since I though it would be the same. It's DLing REALLY slow though ~50KB/s. we'll see what happens when it finally finishes.

    EDIT: Didn't work, it saved the audio only, after looking around I found that VLC can not record H264 streams
     
  20. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    videofinder is great. I like the little guy that dances around at the top to let me know I can grab the video. I also like that i don't have to load different app;ications or anything to get it going when I am in firefox.
     

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