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Arte tv has a website called arte+7 where some videos are provided for a period of time. But these are not as easy to download as those on youtube and other such websites.

Is there a program that can do that?

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Arte.tv website has been completly rewritten in March 2013... Probably old scripts and hacks have not updated their code.

I have created a small standalone php webpage that allow you to download, without any software or account any Arte+7 videos as a MP4 file , just go there: http://floriancrouzat.net/arte/ and paste your Arte+7 URL. If you liked it, either recommend the page or leave me a comment, it's always a pleasure ;) -- Florian

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that does not work anymore –  cipricus Jul 10 '14 at 10:10



sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vincent-vandevyvre/vvv
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qarte

To download the deb, here.

(it has some bugs, i think, but if you get crash report during download minimize the report window and the download will continue)

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Qarte has a second part dedicated to arte live web

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presently, for 'arte live web', it does not seem to work any more –  cipricus Mar 12 '13 at 8:56
What does it mean that "Qarte does not have any download files registered with Launchpad"? Does it mean the code might be less safe, cuz not officially Launchpad-reviewed or sth like that? –  nutty about natty Apr 30 '13 at 19:41
thx for the extra info! (though this doesn't really answer my Launchpad-related question; I'm just curious and don't understand the repercussions of the "no registered downloads"-statement; googling flooded me with Launchpad entries and mirrors, but no discussions or explanations of that statement). –  nutty about natty Apr 30 '13 at 20:17
@nuttyaboutnatty: i don't know exactly what that means. i see qarte on launchpad here (launchpad.net/qarte). but i am looking for an alternative at the present; qarte is addressed to a limited number of users compared to others and it needs constant development, as arte tv is changing constantly its internet features. in my case i cannot see the arte live web feature with this program anymore (arte 7+ works). this bug is on launchpad here with a solution. thank you for giving me the push to look around for this –  cipricus Apr 30 '13 at 20:18
the solution for that bug dosn't work –  cipricus Apr 30 '13 at 20:54
up vote 1 down vote accepted

A userscript does the trick. Can be used with Greasemonkey in Firefox and Tampermonkey in Chrome - so this is a cross-platform solution.

(Thanks to Florian for the link posted on his page.)

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Another way to do it:

  • GO TO http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/, choose the desired video link and open it in browser
  • click “View Page Source”
  • in source, search for link that contains PLUS7 and ALL.json
  • copy that link but don't remove the string player/ from it
  • open it in browser
  • in that page, search for HBBTV.MP4.

The first URL found is something like that: http://arte.tv/papi/tvguide/videos/stream/player/F/053366-002_PLUS7-F/ALL/ALL.json

There are several HBBTV.mp4, one for each version. Look for the language version of mp4 which you would prefer. There are blocks like:

"HTTP_MP4_EQ_1":{"quality":"MD - 400p","width":720,"height":406,"mediaType":"mp4","mimeType":"video/mp4","bitrate":1500,"url":"http://artestras.vo.llnwd.net/v2/am/HBBTV/053366-002-A_EQ_2_VF-STF_01749068_MP4-1500_AMM-HBBTV.mp4","videoFormat":"HBBTV","versionProg":"1","versionCode":"VF-STF","versionLibelle":"VF","versionShortLibelle":"VF","VQU":"EQ"},

They are all written on one line, so copy-pasting to a text editor helps. It becomes possible to use new lines where the closing brackets are, and thus to separate the versions. Warning: there are also versions other than mp4 files.

Once you have found the link you want, copy this new link to browser (e. g. Firefox) and wait if necessary. When you see the player, right-click on it and choose "save video as".

Thanks to Nikola for the first part of this answer.

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