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[HELP] Downloading from NicoNico

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So in order to watch RAZOR's tour final, I took the plunge and invested in premium membership for NicoNico. But it's only possible to watch ended streams for a month or two after their original stream date, so I wondered if anyone knew a way to download from NicoNico, or even just record streaming video in HD.

 

Of course, if I can find a way to do this I might be able to help you all out by grabbing some other premium-only content or live streams... ;)

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While you can use any rando flash video downloader plugin or inspect element to grab standard niconico vids, livestreams are a bit more difficult (even time-shifted ones) b/c of DRM. Here are some options:

  1. When recording this, I captured the full-screened window in OBS. Obviously not ideal, but it werks :/.
  2.  http://clock08.tumblr.com/post/36799796458/namaroku-and-kakoroku (another set of instructions http://pakaianniob041.tumblr.com/post/18062039507/if-you-want-to-record-timeshift-broadcast-you) I'm unsure if it still works, since the posts are dated. It seems to be the most popular/user-friendly option.
  3. There are GitHub projects for niconico, but most of them don't have a GUI, so they require a background in their respective programming languages. I haven't messed w/ them b/c I don't have a premium acc. anymore.

I haven't had a premium account in years, so maybe someone else has a more up-to-date solution. I would use a HLS downloader for Akamai streams, but idk if they would work with niconico.

 

 

Edited by colorfuljinsei

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1 hour ago, Shadowtear said:

Use youtube-dl with an account file.

Actually grabs the file instead of recording, it does require some knowledge though. (the non-gui)

Oh damn, I just realized I've been using an outdated ver. of youtube-dl packaged with youtube-dlg (the python gui.)

I don't use a gui w/ ffmpeg, so I need to just grab youtube-dl, lmao.

 

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But yea, you can apparently use it now for timeshifted videos on niconico and livestreams. It does both flash vids and HLS streams ^_^. 

 

Download & Instructions: https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl

 

 

 

Edited by colorfuljinsei

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21 hours ago, colorfuljinsei said:

Oh damn, I just realized I've been using an outdated ver. of youtube-dl packaged with youtube-dlg (the python gui.)

I don't use a gui w/ ffmpeg, so I need to just grab youtube-dl, lmao.

 

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But yea, you can apparently use it now for timeshifted videos on niconico and livestreams. It does both flash vids and HLS streams ^_^. 

 

Download & Instructions: https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl

 

 

 

 

I'll soon publish my own made script for download on my website.

It'll give you the best file downloadable configuration trying to keep it in its original state, aswell as simplyfing and automating the process by a ton.

(it'll include being able to attach an nico account aswell soon.)

 

Incase you care that is.

Edited by Shadowtear

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not to necropost here but it's really stupid to have to be a programming expert just to download a video ; w ;

 

I've looked at this site and I still don't know what the fuck to do. I give up on recording Nico videos...

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2 minutes ago, suji said:

not to necropost here but it's really stupid to have to be a programming expert just to download a video ; w ;

 

I've looked at this site and I still don't know what the fuck to do. I give up on recording Nico videos...

I just use a chrome extension for downloading from Niconico.

This extension is mainly for downloading audio, but it has the ability to download video too.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/niconico-audio-extractor/eecoahjklhopckkiefihjloeidikepdh?hl=en

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8 hours ago, Himeaimichu said:

I just use a chrome extension for downloading from Niconico.

This extension is mainly for downloading audio, but it has the ability to download video too.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/niconico-audio-extractor/eecoahjklhopckkiefihjloeidikepdh?hl=en

doesn't work with timeshifted broadcasts unfortunately. thanks anyhow

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I did figure a way to download from NicoLive's timeshift service, although its not exactly a one-click solution. Should I create an account and write up a new thread somewhere (I stumbled across this by chance and also don't want to revive old threads lol)?

Edited by xyzstar
Turns out I had to create an account to post :p

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So to come back to this months later, I ended up using Windows' built-in screen recorder (intended for gaming) to record the live stream. Of course I had to manually start and stop the recording, but I was watching the thing anyway. Because I watched it after-the-fact I was able to cut out the unnecessary parts and just record the live itself.

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On 4/24/2019 at 5:27 PM, xyzstar said:

I did figure a way to download from NicoLive's timeshift service, although its not exactly a one-click solution. Should I create an account and write up a new thread somewhere (I stumbled across this by chance and also don't want to revive old threads lol)?

You can do this, but I still think it's easier to do with @Shmilly suggested. I would recommend OBS and just capture the desktop and sound while you watch it, but that's obviously not as convenient as using the packages. If you want to write a thread go for it.

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On 4/28/2019 at 5:58 AM, Shmilly said:

So to come back to this months later, I ended up using Windows' built-in screen recorder (intended for gaming) to record the live stream. Of course I had to manually start and stop the recording, but I was watching the thing anyway. Because I watched it after-the-fact I was able to cut out the unnecessary parts and just record the live itself.

I didn't even know about that! Even though the broadcast I wanted to record has expired, thank you so much!

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