How to download videos from blip.tv
I was just searching on the internet for some sites like YouTube and I found this one. It has an innovative design and a wide range of videos/episodes.
Usually I like to download videos from those sites and watch them later on my PC, and I try to avoid the available tools for download these videos.
After some research on the site I found a really simple method to download the videos.
Here how it’s done:
Imagine you want to download this video(http://blip.tv/rantsports/5-next-career-moves-for-tim-tebow-6579050). The first thing you should take note is the video ID, in this case it is 6579050.
Search for “media:content” and you’ll find mp4 and m4v files. Those are the URL’s. Now copy and paste that link and try to open. It’ll download a 37.5kb file saying that you need blip player to watch the video.
How to bypass that? It’s sooo simple. Just add “?showplayer=123(or any number)” and voila.. You can now download the video!
In the next few days I’ll post a downloader for this website, and possibly other(youtube, metacafe, vimeo, etc). The program will be open-source!
EDIT: Here you have it https://github.com/pluralism/bliptv-downloader 🙂 Thanks to https://github.com/boppreh for building the regex expressions! You can download the binary file here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/BlipTV-downloader.shtml