How do I download m4s segment videos and combine them to mp4 format ?
Some Web-player video platforms make it hard to download even with the smatest video download assistants (VideoDownloadHelper, HLS Downloader, etc.)
Here is an easy and alternative way to download even from very difficult video-streaming platforms:
- On the page in the browser (I use Firefox), open the Network Activity monitor as the video is playing. (Ctrl+Shift+E)
- type mpd and find playlist.mpd (or any other octet stream)
- find the https:// adress and the filename in the GET and header information in the network analysis window.
- Use youtube-dl (command prompt tool). If you don’t like command line software then get a GUI like youtube-dl-gui. Or from the command prompt just type youtube-dl.exe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…..number from adress bar … and it will download your youtube video.
Very easy and it works like a charm.