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#1 Soumikbhat   User is offline

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How do Youtube Video Downloaders generally work

Posted 12 July 2015 - 03:57 AM

Today I came across this website : mod: link removed
It downloads youtube videos by analysing the source-code of the video-page. This caught me a bit off-guard since I have seen downloaders work out the link to the actual FLV file by analysing the token number in the info file. But now that Youtube has shifted to HTML5, how actually do these things work? I am wondering how do they work out the link to the file from the source code..

Any insights on this would be greatly appreciated. A discussion is desired as I' am myself tempted to learn this technique :P/>/>

This post has been edited by modi123_1: 12 July 2015 - 08:13 AM


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#2 tlhIn`toq   User is offline

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Re: How do Youtube Video Downloaders generally work

Posted 12 July 2015 - 05:30 AM

Since doing so is against the TOS of the site we won't be discussing it on this site.
Please don't try to open another topic for this.
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