Re: [rg3/youtube-dl] Support CBC Olympics (#15535)

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  • Date: 2018-02-14 12:08:26
I've had good luck feeding the Manifest URL directly to youtube-dl. The terminal fills with warning messages about invalid DTS/PTS and invalid timestamps as the stream downloads, but the file you get in the end is perfectly good! For example, this worked for me:
$ youtube-dl -o 'CBC - Curling, Feb. 8 - mixed doubles (Draw 4 - CAN vs. FIN).mp4' ',format=m3u8-aapl-v3,audiotrack=english,filter=hls)'

You still have to sniff out the Manifest URL yourself, but at least youtube-dl can automatically and correctly assemble the stream using ffmpeg for you. I'm hoping that might be an indicator that this won't be too difficult a site for which to have someone implement an extractor.

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