[MPlayer-users] Ripping Quicktime Trailers

Kevin DeKorte kdekorte at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 1 14:24:54 CEST 2005

On Monday 01 August 2005 03:07 am, Nick Rout wrote:
> Trying to download to my machine the serenity movie trailer.
> The url given in the EMBED part of the web page is:
> http://movies.apple.com/movies/universal/serenity/serenity-tlr2_480.mov
> However that is not the actual movie file, it is some sort of plalist.
> wgetting the file and then looking at it reveals some sort of binary
> format, and the file command tells me this:
> nick at sf ~/mediatemp $ file serenity-tlr2_480.mov
> serenity-tlr2_480.mov: Apple QuickTime multiple URLs
> mplayer will stream and play the movie if you pass the url like this:
> mplayer \
> http://movies.apple.com/movies/universal/serenity/serenity-tlr2_480.mov
> but not if you pass it the downloaded file, ie neither of these work:
> mplayer serenity-tlr2_480.mov
> mplayer -playlist serenity-tlr2_480.mov
> Anyway encouraged by passing the url to it I tried to -dumpfile it, but
> all it seems to do is download the little file and then do the "dump
> core ;)" thing and die. IE it doesn't seem to parse the playlist file
> and do anything after that.
> So, how do I rip such a stream?
> Cheers.

Use mplayerplug-in to do 1 of 2 things...

1. Use the "Save" function off the right click menu (won't become active, 
until the entire movie is "cached".

2. Use "Copy URL" function off the right click menu (this puts the url on the 

Get my public GnuPG key from
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