The file in question looks like this:


The file in question isn't a live stream. It's a recording.

I've tried using the ffmpeg library using various commands but the resulting file was either not downloaded at all due to "corrupted" error, or was downloaded but was heavily corrupted.

  • I'm assuming you tried ffmpeg -i "[url]" Vid.ts
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 12:52
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    or perhaps better ffmpeg -i [url] -c copy filename.mkv
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 12:58

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You can use FFmpeg for this.

For example:

$ ffmpeg -user_agent "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_5) AppleWebKit/601.7.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/9.1.3 Safari/537.86.7" -i,5/index.m3u8 -c copy pd.mkv

User Agent is important key for many online cinema.

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    Provided the playlist have different video qualities, which quality of the video is copied in the .mkv file using a command like this? There is a way with ffmpeg to choose the resolution of the stream?
    – user74513
    Commented Oct 24, 2018 at 14:42

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