Ripping Web Video Easily On A Mac?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rossagrant, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. rossagrant, Nov 23, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010

    rossagrant macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Hi guys,
    I thought there would be lots of threads on this but after searching can only find ones that relate to YouTube.

    Are there any programs for Mac that will enable me to rip video off the net such as ITVPlayer or BBCiPlayer here in the UK?

    Here's an example

    Could i capture that footage at all somehow and convert it to a decent quality MPEG 4 or similar?

    It's probably got some protection on it so I won't hold my breath, I'm making a website of popular TV clips that's all and the web is the best place to source stuff.
    Thanks :)
  2. dizzie1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2009
  3. rprebel macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2010
    Where the bluebonnets bloom
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  5. mooblie macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2009
    The Highlands, Scotland
    BBC's own iPlayer download facility gives you a time-limited file - that needs to check the date online to enable playback (and eventually expire).

    The independent iPlayer Downloader doesn't - the files are "normal" MP4s - but it's continually being broken (deliberately, probably) by the BBC iPlayer site changes.

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