Video is watched using the RTMP protocol using Adobe's own Flash player browser plugin (which used to be Macromedia Shockwave-Flash). This is likely most internet users' encounter with RTMP, whether they are aware of it or not. However, there is other software available that understands Adobe's Real Time Media Protocol ...

Client software[edit | edit source]

See wikipedia:Real_Time_Messaging_Protocol#Client_software

rtmpdump package[edit | edit source]

Packages of the RTMPdump suite of software are available in the major open-source repositories (GNU/Linux distros). These include the front-end apps, "rtmpdump" "rtmpsrv" and "rtmpsuck."

For more information on how to use rtmpsuck, conduct a web search for: "rtmpsuck iptables"

The best guide, perhaps is here [1].


fork[edit | edit source]

"A fork of RTMPdump, without the code which Adobe claims violates the wikipedia:DMCA in the USA, has been released as FLVstreamer. ... FLVstreamer will save to disk ("download") a stream of audio or video content from any RTMP server, provided wikipedia:RTMPE#Encryption is not enabled on the stream."

Read more in this revision of WikiPedia's english article on RTMP , section "fork".

Windows[edit | edit source]

In addition to Adobe's FlashPlugin client, there is ...

Stream Transport[edit | edit source]

Stream Transport is windows software that can download videos that stream over RTMP as well as HTTP (usually through a (Shockwave-)Flash animation (.swf file)).

official website

download installer File details: Last-Modified: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 01:03:02 GMT ; size: 1948859 bytes.

Mirror on (December 12, 2013) setup_1101.exe

An older revision (release) of StreamTransport is a few years old and uses an old version of the Trident layout engine (which is the heart/core of Internet Explorer).

see [2]

See Also[edit | edit source]

WikiPedia article on RTMP, particularly this revision of the article.

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