How to Download RTMP Videos

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Image Courtesy of http://livedocs.adobe.com/

We all love videos streamed from the Internet. However, didn’t you want to download a video normally rendered un-downloadable? What I mean is that it’s a video where RealPlayer, Orbit, Free Studio Manager, et al cannot download as FLV/MP4 files. What can be done?

Answer: some videos are streamed from an RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) server, a technology introduced by Macromedia/Adobe to stream flash videos “real-time.” Because it’s streaming it in segments and not as an actual file, there’s no real file to download! The answer therefore is to record and download a live stream. What programs can do this?

Note: The following is for informational purposes only.  I take no responsibility for what you do after reading this post. – Rafi

As far as I am aware, there are two:

1. Stream Transport – This is my personal favorite desktop program for the job.  You enter the URL into Stream Transport’s virtual browser, play the video from there, and any RTMP streams will appear. You can then select that stream and download away. As far as I know, however, it’s only available for Windows machines.

2. RTMPDump  – This free toolkit was created to download RTMP streams. The package includes three utilities, rtmpdump, rtmpsrv and rtmpsuck. While I personally find it to be buggy, the reality is that it can be used for Windows and Linux machines. RTMPDump can be downloaded here.

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  • EL ATARI

    Good Job Tnx

  • guest

    none of them work, enterprises need to stop these built-in browsers in their programs. we need a simple box we can add the link and a download button, nothing more than that. with the internet these days full of blockers, spams, scams and other kind of BS, advanced users have a bunch of plugins and codes built in their favorite browsers. and these programs dont have access to anything we use. its easy to get a clean rmtp link. hard is to find a program reliable, and not these wich ppl we dont know of keep insisting that they work, when they actually are useless

  • goodkeepup

    The following article will introduce a RTMP Video Downloader for
    Mac and Windows called Allavsoft as well as show a step by step guide on
    how to download RTMP videos including batch downloading at http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/download-rtmp-video.html

    Allavsoft, specialized in RTMP downloading, can also download HTTP
    videos from YouTube, VEVO, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Veoh, Metacafe, LiveLeak,
    PhotoBucket, VideoJug, GodTube, USTREAM, etc. In addition, with this
    professional RTMP video downloader, you can convert RTMP video to MP4,
    AVI, MOV, WMV, MP3, MKV, etc more compatible video format.