iTMS video downloading

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jimsowden, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2003
    Location:
    NY
    #1
    I know apple started selling videos via the MS, but they still have the free ones to watch. How does one download these? I used to use iGetMovies but this no longer works. I think they changed the variable name.

    If there is any confusion, I'm trying to get the iTunes Ad - Coldplay
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Location:
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    #2
    Try the scripts here at macosxhints.

    I turned it into an Automator action that goes off and does it automatically for me. ;)
     
  3. tag macrumors 6502a

    tag

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    PA, US
    #3
    Yeah there is the scripts from mac os x hints, which was posted above, some which are pretty automated, for some reason those weren't working for me though, not sure why

    But I also found this one which you can run through Terminal.app though its not quite automated like the scripts are, but still works perfectly if you have any problems with the other scripts.

    Warning though, you need some knowledge of Terminal to do it this way.

    1) run the following command
    sudo tcpdump -i ppp0 -A -s 256| grep 'GET .*mov HTTP'
    (replace ppp0 (dialup modem port) with your internet port (run 'ifconfig' to find out which ie. en0, en1))

    2)go to your iTunes program, and start playing the movie you want to save

    3) go back to terminal and you should see some info spit onto the screen
    copy the .mov link part (ie /Features/y2005/m06/d08/h13/dj.bzgzkmhd.mov)
    (you can close iTunes now as you dont need to keep loading the movie in it)

    4) add that link portion to this base 'http://a1020.phobos.apple.com' so therefor you would have
    http://a1020.phobos.apple.com/Features/y2005/m06/d08/h13/dj.bzgzkmhd.mov

    5) now just curl this link to save it
    curl http://a1020.phobos.apple.com/Features/y2005/m06/d08/h13/dj.bzgzkmhd.mov > whateveryouwanttocallit.mov

    Ive been doing this by hand the last few times, as Ive only downloaded like 2 videos as I am on dialup right now, but if you wanted to you could always turn this into a quick shell script.
     
  4. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2003
    Location:
    NY
  5. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2003
    Location:
    NY
  6. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #6
    The general concept still works, but I'm too lazy to write out some instructions :p
     

Share This Page