OpenView OnDemand and youtube-dl


Executive Member
Jul 22, 2005
I did a quick test out of curiosity to see if youtube-dl would be able to stream the content from OpenView:
$ youtube-dl
[generic] expendables-3: Requesting header
WARNING: Falling back on generic information extractor.
[generic] expendables-3: Downloading webpage
[generic] expendables-3: Extracting information
[download] Downloading playlist: The Expendables 3
[generic] playlist The Expendables 3: Collected 1 video ids (downloading 1 of them)
[download] Downloading video 1 of 1
[brightcove:new] 6115957529001: Downloading webpage
[brightcove:new] 6115957529001: Downloading JSON metadata
[brightcove:new] 6115957529001: Downloading m3u8 information
[brightcove:new] 6115957529001: Downloading m3u8 information
[brightcove:new] 6115957529001: Downloading MPD manifest
[brightcove:new] 6115957529001: Downloading MPD manifest
[hlsnative] Downloading m3u8 manifest
[hlsnative] Total fragments: 728
[download] Destination: The Expendables 3-6115957529001.fhls-4044-1.mp4
[download]   0.1% of ~4.40GiB at 226.30KiB/s ETA 07:15:27^C
ERROR: Interrupted by user

Seems to work pretty well without adding parameters to youtube-dl.