How to download protected RTMP videos

What are RTMP videos and why they are download protected

  1. RTMP is Real Time Messaging Protocol which used to stream audio, video between the server and the player on client.
  2. It has several variations like: RTMPS, RTMPE, RTMPT.
  3. Compared with traditional protocols, it can encrypt video resources.
  4. For this reason, RTMP videos are hard to download off.
  5. We are not going into much details and lets focus on how to download these types of videos.

How to download these protected RTMP videos

  1. Download the RTMPDumpHelper.zip from here
  2. Extract the files using any zip extractor
  3. In the extracted folder (named RTMPDump), you will see RTMPDumpHelper.exe file, double click it to run the program. Following figure shows the folder structure and the executable file to run.

  4. You will see the following prompt saying streaming on RTMP://0.0.0.0:1935 along with other window (named RTMPDumpHelper) which means you are now ready to capture the download

  5. If any pop comes for permission to access network, allow it
  6. Now open the website for example Gateforum or Hulu
  7. Play the video

  8. You are done. The video will be downloaded automatically into the RTMPDump folder. But you need to keep the video playing until the download is completed. Otherwise you may get an error.
  9. Your download is ready when you get the message Closing connection… Done! in the prompt.
  10. Note: The video will be saved as flv format. To open the file you may need vlc media player. You can download vlc media player and enjoy the downloaded video

If you are still having issues in downloading

You can follow some additional steps as below

  1. Then you need to change some settings in RTMPDumpHelper window. Following is the RTMPDumpHelper window

  2. Then go to Options >> RTMPDump Options and set executable to run as RTMP proxy server – rtmpsuck.exe. Most of the problems will solved using this setting.

Now you can enjoy the videos offline. 🙂

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16 comments

  1. sugurthi.hariprasad@gmail.com'
    hariprasad

    how to save the gateforum gdrive (pendrive) videos….

  2. Ankit Wasankar Post author

    Did you try the same method with G Drive videos. As it should work.
    If it is not working then I need to investigate into protocol used and find the other way out.
    Please let me know if the procedure above is working or not.

  3. availablespace@yahoo.com'
    grownbetterwe

    To download RTMP video files, you may try Allavsoft which can download videos from all kinds of RTMP video sharing sites

  4. staravs001@gmail.com'
    abhinav

    hi
    the link for the zip file is not working . can you provide some other link .

  5. Ankit Wasankar Post author

    Could you try the same method described here for G-Drive also. It should work. And also let us know. thanks

  6. anujshaw@gmail.com'
    Anuj Shaw

    I have the gate academy videos which runs after installing software.all files in dvd’s are in .tga format.I downloaded many softwares to play that but it didnt work.since software allows for limited time accessibility of videos.is there any way that i can play directly in some video player.

  7. suraj_zakaas@yahoo.co.in'
    Suraj

    Hey Ankit,
    So I have mechanical GDrive and the validity is over.
    It would be great if you could share a procedure to extract the content.
    I cant use the method you mentioned because gdrive.exe wont open now.
    Waiting for your reply.

  8. tesafs@gmail.com'
    ahamed

    I have tried the above method for Gdrive but its not working . I can send you the files if you need to investigate thanks

  9. SHAKTIPRASADMISHRA97@GMAIL.COM'
    SHAKTI PRASAD MISHRA

    Hi Ankit ,

    the method what you have mentioned above is to download videos from gatefourm site.But my problem is how to access the videos from G-Drive given by gatefourm whose validity is already over but still the contains are exist in unknown file format.Its a pen drive only but the content are in protected format and not assailable.

    please mail to me if you solve the problem shaktiprasadmishra97@gmail.com

  10. kaliprasadonline@gmail.com'
    prasad

    hi,
    thanks for that,but this method is not working for wiziq videos for same rtmpe protected videos,can you please tell me how to download those videos

  11. munishmj@yahoo.in'
    Manish

    Not working on the website i tried downloading from 🙁

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