I can not download videos with wget

Asked by Manos on 2009-02-21

HI

I install from terminal the wget program ant now i try to download videos from www.veoh.com. I write wget http://www.veoh.com/................. After the enter the video start to download but not all of it. The file which downloaded to /home is not video file. It is a html file. Could you tell me what i make wrong?

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Hi manos,

The address your see in the top of your browser window is not the address of the video itself, it is just the address of the website that contains the video. And that website is on veoh.com indeed saved as a html file. So you are downloading the page, but not more than that.

In order to download the video you should go to the page in your browser, view the page source and search the url of the video this mostly will be something with .swf or .flv in the end. You should be able to download that address with wget. But remember, wget is just a commandline tool that does the same as a browser, it just get's the address for you, it can't do magic stuff, so it will have troubles if the video address may be shielded for direct downloading.

Hope this helps
Sander Wiering

Manos (tsixlismanos) said : #2

 HI Sander

 Thanks for your Help