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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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it is NOT true that this question already has an answer here –  cipricus Jun 10 at 13:30

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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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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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You could try my python script. It is an interactive menu based application. Still some work to be finished. But mostly working

Go and get it at https://github.com/solsticedhiver/arteVIDEOS

But most arte+7 videos are available on youtube nowadays so any youtube downloader can get you what you want most of the time.

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