Author Topic: Downloading shows from ABCs iView - Getting around new DRM  (Read 229 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rainmangoestorockwiz

Well, this is kind of a winge, but i hope more of a constructive discussion on how to get around the ABCs obnoxious DRM, that they have unleashed of late on the iView website.  A few days ago I missed both Stan Grant's "Matter a fact" and "the world" and wanted to download them to my computer to watch at a place and time that suited me.  I tried both chrome's flash video downloader, and a command prompt alternative called youtube-dl.  I still have to try video-downloader in Firefox.  As of this moment, I've had no luck on downloading anything, Chromes flash downloader did download a 115 meg container file that was empty.  What the ABC is stubbornly not wanting to understand that it is perfectly legal for a person to download a show for format shifting, that is to download to a computer, then change the codec to watch on another device in another location.  Unfortunately Whirlpool where most of this discussion took place have been gagged by the copyright mafia, and any discussion regarding circumventing iViews DRM is immediately deleted.  It seems of late, the technique on downloading a show from iView has become very difficult to come by. 


« Last Edit: Thu 14 Jun 2018 17:11:17 by Newrace »
KENTBURN - Burning Australia's Chart music into history.
http://www.2prfm.com/kentburn.html
 

Offline Newrace

  • Admin
  • Administrator
  • Rock Elite
  • ******
  • Posts: 2032
  • Thanked: 28 times
  • Karma: 206
  • Born to Die a Rocker
Re: Downloading shows from ABCs iView - Getting around new DRM
« Reply #1 on: Thu 14 Jun 2018 17:02:59 »
This topic is ok in this section, we are not whirlpool or the copyright mafia, as long as you are viewing / using  it for personal use I see no problem with this thread. :punk: :rnr: :thankyou1: :Thumbup:)

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new !!!
 

Offline Beergut

Re: Downloading shows from ABCs iView - Getting around new DRM
« Reply #2 on: Fri 15 Jun 2018 22:05:36 »
Do any oF the various add-ins for chrome or Firefox work?


I've used several quite sucessfully on my compvuter over the years, even grabbing SBS Luke Nguen series or the railway man who travels with the old guide book. Unfortunately I'm typing this on an android tablet in Istanbul, I can't remember which add-on I currently use on the puter, and it will be a long time until I see my computer again.


Never stand between a tree and a dog
 

Offline rainmangoestorockwiz

Re: Downloading shows from ABCs iView - Getting around new DRM
« Reply #3 on: Sat 16 Jun 2018 16:52:46 »
Thanks, and yes, personal use, that is exactly my point, but the ABC have just gone ahead and assume that we are all content thieves and locked the site up like a fortress. 

Though I don't have high hopes, I've written a respectful letter on their facebook page asking for some compromise; at lease making their news and current affair shows available for download, like they did ten years ago with vodcasting.  We can only wait and see what happens. 

As for the programs themselves, whether I could download them or not, it seems the programs have disappeared, it looks like the abc delete shows after two days. 
KENTBURN - Burning Australia's Chart music into history.
http://www.2prfm.com/kentburn.html
 

Offline Newrace

  • Admin
  • Administrator
  • Rock Elite
  • ******
  • Posts: 2032
  • Thanked: 28 times
  • Karma: 206
  • Born to Die a Rocker
Re: Downloading shows from ABCs iView - Getting around new DRM
« Reply #4 on: Sun 24 Jun 2018 00:36:48 »
I have been told TubeDigger and a few others programs work with the new ABC DRM. :punk:

The software listed are payed versions.
 




« Last Edit: Sun 24 Jun 2018 01:23:06 by Newrace »

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new !!!