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I cannot thank you enough for your mention of 'youtube-dl'
Per my testing so far, it downloads any video from any site
no matter how the video is protected or location obfuscated.
I wouldn't go that far, but it does work for many cases.
Here's what I considered to be a bizarre case of identifying the
video to be downloaded and youtube-dl did everything perfectly.
For those unaware, the authors of GIMP have a magazine which is
now up to the 5th edition as of December 2013:
Issue 1, September 5, 2012, 48MB, 50 pages:
Issue 2, December 5, 2012, 67MB, 100 pages:
Issue 3, March 6, 2013, 58MB, 88 pages:
ISSUE 4, September 4, 2013, 183MB, 100 pages:
ISSUE 5, December 11, 2013, 47MB, 92 pages:
They're preparing Issue 6 and there's a Call for Content
for Issue 7.
They also have a "Director's Cut" video accompanying each issue:
GIMP MAGAZINE . ISSUE #1 . SEPTEMBER 2012
GIMP MAGAZINE . ISSUE #2 . DECEMBER 2012
GIMP MAGAZINE . ISSUE #3 . MARCH 2013
GIMP MAGAZINE . ISSUE #4 . SEPTEMBER 2013
GIMP MAGAZINE . ISSUE #5 . DECEMBER 2013
But I couldn't figure out how to download Issue 1's MP4.
Turns out that simply specifying the Issue 1 URL was all that
was required and youtube-dl finds and dewnloads those it finds:
$ youtube-dl http://gimpmagazine.org/issue1/
[generic] issue1: Requesting header
WARNING: Falling back on generic information extractor.
[generic] issue1: Downloading webpage
[generic] issue1: Extracting information
[download] Downloading playlist: GIMP Magazine – Issue 1 | GIMP Magazine
[generic] playlist GIMP Magazine – Issue 1 | GIMP Magazine: Collected 1 video ids (downloading 1 of them)
[download] Downloading video #1 of 1
[youtube] Setting language
[youtube] KO5OFqWH3gA: Downloading webpage
[youtube] KO5OFqWH3gA: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] KO5OFqWH3gA: Extracting video information
[download] Destination: GIMP Magazine - Issue 1 - Directors Cut _ Commentary-KO5OFqWH3gA.mp4
[download] 100% of 47.47MiB in 00:14
Now THAT was VERY impressive.