Instructions on how to view the videos in the FLV stream format............

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Chuck89
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08 Jun 2008, 15:46 #1

I wouldn't bother with AOL's embedded player pages as there are continuous problems there and who knows when they will fix it.




Using a program called the URL snooper,I was able to get these hidden URLs and have had no problems viewing the videos.
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/M ... index.html





On the first day that they post the episodes,the correct URL(the one that I post)comes up in the AOL player,but within a day or two another URL with RTMP
shows up and it is a non working address(although AOL has recently fixed that problem).


For example,these are the URLs that come up in AOL's players and they are non active URLs(these URLs are now active,but can only be played in the FLV
Player-S...........)










rtmp://flv.stream.aol.com/flash/aol/us/aolcomvideo/PandG/texas/texas_tx00273_220_700_dl.flv



rtmp://flv.stream.aol.com/flash/aol/us/aolcomvideo/PandG/anotherworld/anotherworld_aw04346_220_700_dl.flv





AOL must have an automated system that replaces the working URL with the alternate one,but they don't check to see if it is active.


Having said that,I recommend using the direct URLs that I have on this board.




The direct links that I post here should work for you,if you either install VLC media player or a codec for windows media player.





If you are having problems viewing the links to the AOL videos now in the FLV format,here are detailed instructions by me on how to view them...........






Here are some things to try............




What type of browser are you using?


I use Firefox and when I use that browser,clicking on the URLs will bring up a download box and after about ten minutes,the video will save to your computer.


If you try to do more than one video at a time,it will take a lot longer.




Since I don't prefer to use Internet Explorer(because I can't stand the format of IE!),I don't prefer to do it there,but for testing purposes,I
have tried it there and it does work.




If you can't find the video after you downloaded it,look in your folders where you usually store videos or you can set up your browser to put them on your
desktop.




If you don't want to store the videos on your computer,here is another option.....




Open up windows media player,move the mouse up to the top,right click and then select "file" and then "Open URL".




Cut any of these URLs and then paste it into the space in the open url box.




Texas episodes 257-259




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... _220_700_d l.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... _220_700_d l.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... _220_700_d l.flv




Episode 257-Thursday,August 6,1981


Episode 258-Friday,August 7,1981


Episode 259-Monday,August 10,1981




AW episodes 4330-4332........




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... rworld_aw0 4330_220_700_dl.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... rworld_aw0 4331_220_700_dl.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... rworld_aw0 4332_220_700_dl.flv




Episode 4330-Thursday,July 23,1981


Episode 4331-Friday,July 24,1981


Episode 4332-Monday,July 27,1981




SFT episodes 8804-8806.........




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... earchforto morrow_st08804_220_700_dl.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... earchforto morrow_st08805_220_700_dl.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... earchforto morrow_st08806_220_700_dl.flv




Episode 8804-Thursday September 19,1985


Episode 8805-Friday September 20,1985


Episode 8806-Monday September 21,1985




EON episodes 6298-6300.........




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... 700_dl.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... 700_dl.flv




http://pdl.stream.aol.com/aol/us/aolcom ... 700_dl.flv




Episode 6298-Tuesday July 8,1980


Episode 6299-Wednesday July 9,1980


Episode 6300-Thursday July 10,1980






Do you have the latest version of Windows Media player,which is #11?






If you can't get the streams to play in windows media(whether you saved it to your computer or viewing the direct stream URL),you need to get the codecs
that will enable flv streams to play in that player.




Here is a page that has a link for getting those codecs.......






http://www.download.com/Mediastore-Play ... 56565.html






Here is the FLV Player-S that works as well,but the quality is a little shakier than viewing through VLC(the RTMP version of these videos will play in this
player)............




http://sweb.cityu.edu.hk/50689882/flv.html




For Mac users try installing this swfflv player........




http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/v ... layer.html
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Chuck89
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Joined: 15 Jun 2007, 03:43

08 Jun 2008, 16:06 #2

The latest version of VLC Media player will play these streams and has the codec for FLV streams built in,so you
don't need to install it separately......................




http://filehippo.com/download_vlc/



Download


Latest Version



9.06MB







Once you install VLC,it will put an icon on your desktop(that looks like an orange and white street construction cone).



Cut any of the URLs that I have posted and then open up VLC then select "file" and the "open network stream".


Then a box will pop up and then you choose http/https/ftp/mms and then paste the URL into the box that says "customize" and then click
"ok".


In a few seconds the video should play.
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Chuck89
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08 Jun 2008, 16:15 #3

KM player will also play these FLV streams as well...............






http://filehippo.com/download_kmplayer/




Media Player Classic.......




http://filehippo.com/download_media_player_classic/
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Chuck89
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26 Jul 2008, 18:52 #4

One more thing to add,if you don't want to use Windows Media Player and install VLC media player,Media Player Classic or KM Player,you don't have to
install the codecs ,since they are already built in to these players.




For example,I tested this out on my sister's computer(a 5 year old Windows XP,which doesn't have the WMP codecs installed)and installed VLC and it
played the videos with no problem.


She doesn't have a lot of things installed on her system,so VLC or any one of those media players will work.
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