I signed up for the two week free trial on Fandor, and I’ve been trying to use the RTMP detector in Streaming Video Recorder to download some of the videos, but for some reason it’s not working. Here’s the log from one of the failed downloads:
4/30/2014 1:59:40 PM: Connecting to -r “rtmpe://18.104.22.168:1935/new-fandor” -a “new-fandor” -f “WIN 13,0,0,206” -W “https://www.fandor.com/flash/jwplayer.flash.swf” -p “http://www.fandor.com/films/africa_in_flames” -y “mp4:23/2337/2337_africa_in_flames_720_2500_FILM_v11?duration=3 165&start=0&u=113127&e=1398967174&h=226c2feb87616e a508903f35625c5b0f” -o “C:\Users\ZacharyGeorgeNN\Documents\Streaming Video Recorder\Download\africa_in_flames-rtmp_video_vgh5514quc3.flv” 4/30/2014 1:59:40 PM: rtmpdump v2.4 git-2013-12-05 (compiled by ksv) 4/30/2014 1:59:40 PM: (c) 2010 andrej stepanchuk, howard chu, the flvstreamer team; license: gpl 4/30/2014 1:59:41 PM: connecting … 4/30/2014 1:59:41 PM: warning: trying different position for server digest! 4/30/2014 1:59:41 PM: info: connected… 4/30/2014 1:59:41 PM: error: rtmp_readpacket, failed to read rtmp packet header 4/30/2014 1:59:41 PM: ExitCode=> 1
It seems that the Fandor used some additional settings to prevent user from downloading their videos directly. If you want to download from Fandor, you need to use the built-in screen recorder to record it.