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Recording a TV transmission onto a hard disk

shermans
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Recording a TV transmission onto a hard disk

Can anyone suggest an easy way to record an internet TV transmission onto the hard disk ?
Recently, we were interviewed fro a French TV programme which I can view on the internet as one can video clips on the BBC website.  Being naturall vein, I would like to record it but do not know how to it.  It should be possible, I imagine, without too much difficulty.
The transmission does not seem to use special software and it is available to anyone.
Any ideas appreciated.
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Re: Recording a TV transmission onto a hard disk

I regularly record live TV programmes using my Pinnacle TV Tuner Card straight to the HD.
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Quote from: shermans
Recently, we were interviewed fro a French TV programme which I can view on the internet as one can video clips on the BBC website.  Being naturall vein, I would like to record it but do not know how to it.  It should be possible, I imagine, without too much difficulty.

Do you have a URL for the program?
BTW It's quite possible to download iplayer content from the BBC to hard disk.
Flash content can also be easily downloaded.
This can be burned to a DVD which can be played back through your TV - the iplayer gives roughly VHS quality.
If your site is using flash (quite likely) then the quality will be less than VHS. Cry

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Re: Recording a TV transmission onto a hard disk

You need addition software to capture Flash movies - which of course is how the BBC transmit now is it not ?
There must be an open source program ?Huh
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Can you watch it using Real Player? That now has a record clip function.
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You need addition software to capture Flash movies - which of course is how the BBC transmit now is it not ?

The BBC stream using flash - but because the iPhone can't handle flash and the BBC were falling over themselves to
transmit to these little gadgets, they provided DRM-free downloads Cheesy (in the superior h264 mp4 format)
Of course, since they only looked at what the web browser declared itself to be, this was hacked in nanoseconds.
They've since added a few extra steps ("security by obfuscation") Smiley
See http://linuxcentre.net/ for details.
It's possible to download streamed programs to disk (not Windows Smiley ) using this program (and other programs).
Have you looked amongst the firefox extensions?

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As we are talking about a French TV station, goodness knows what they use.
I think we need to wait until the OP posts a URL and then take it from there.
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Embarrassed And once again  Embarrassed
The URL is :
http://jt.france3.fr/regions/popup.php?id=c14a_1920&video_number=4

Scroll forward to about 11 minutes 45 seconds into the programme !
Embarrassed
Fortnately, it only stays on for a week and it was last Wednesday !
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In Real Player, File, Open and paste in
mms://a988.v101995.c10199.e.vm.akamaistream.net/7/988/10199/3f97c7e6/ftvigrp.download.akamai.com/10199/horsgv/regions/normandie/HD_1900_caen_jtregional_010709.wmv?WMCache=0

Find the correct place in the recording, then CTRL+R to start recording from the current position.
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Linux command line Cheesy
mimms mms://a988.v101995.c10199.e.vm.akamaistream.net/7/988/10199/3f97c7e6/ftvigrp.download.akamai.com/10199/horsgv/regions/normandie/HD_1900_caen_jtregional_010709.wmv?WMCache=0
This will give you a .wmv file
I could send it to you as it doesn't appear to have any DRM Smiley
Are you Nicholas et Rose-Marie? Smiley

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JELV
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In Real Player, File, Open and paste in
mms://a988.v101995.c10199.e.vm.akamaistream.net/7/988/10199/3f97c7e6/ftvigrp.download.akamai.com/10199/horsgv/regions/normandie/HD_1900_caen_jtregional_010709.wmv?WMCache=0

Find the correct place in the recording, then CTRL+R to start recording from the current position.

Thanks.  I got really excited and loaded your link into Real Player.  However, when I press Ctrl R, nothing happens at all.  I have tried several times without success.  Is it because I need to upgrade from the standard version ?
Thanks.
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I'm on the free version 11.1.2
You should have record, then record this clip on the file menu.
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JELB
SmileyWhay a happy bunny !  Yes, thanks that was the problem.  I upgraded and it did exactly what it said on the tin.  Thanks so much.
CRUCIBLEOFEVIL
Thanks also for your kind offer.  As you can see, problem solved through Plusnet Forum as always.  And yes, we are R and N, but spelt the English way.  Hope you were impressed by our French !
Thanks to you both..
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Excellent!
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Quote from: shermans
JELB
Hope you were impressed by our French !
Thanks to you both..

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LATERSadI have been told off for writing in french  Sad   )    To translate it to english would be an insult to many members so I will delete the post!
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