Monday, January 28, 2008

Saving Quicktime Streamed Movies

When you view a streamed quicktime movie, you get a .qtch file, which with current version of quicktime (v7.4) you cannot open.

What you can do is find the base URL, and use eg wget to download the .m4v or the .mov.

When the movie is open press apple-I
.

It shows a window with source data. Note the url. Using wget fetch the movie

$ wget path.to.movie.com/x/y/z/movie.m4v.

OSX does not have wget by default, so follow these instructions to get it.

1 comment:

ALBEI2T said...

If you use MacPorts you can also get it typing 'sudo port install wget'.
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