How to download videos from rutube?

Dmitry Ermolinsky
Dmitry Ermolinsky
February 6, 2013
How to download videos from rutube?

Until 2010, it was possible to save videos from Rutube in several ways. However, now the question - how to download video from rutube, again, has become very relevant. Since, the streaming video of this service is broadcast via the RTMP protocol.

Real Time Messaging Protocol (abbreviated RTMP) is a protocol that allows you to view streaming flash video without loading the browser's cache, which significantly reduces the load on the network channels and allows you to view streaming video at a low Internet speed from a visitor.

In general, now the methods for downloading videos from the Youtube service, described on the Internet, do not work with the Rutube channel. Users had to look for new ones, and, naturally, they were found.

How to download videos from rutube manually

If you are on a page with a video file that needs to be saved, then, from the address bar, the character set after the “=” sign is important to us, in the picture provided it is “ccd9bd977f5c1cb1c01820871633730d”. This line gives us the opportunity to form the ending for the address of the video.To do this, you need to take the first four characters, put them at the beginning of the address bar, and put two more characters - a slash (“/”), after the first two characters, and the second. As a result, you should get the first result of the address translation.

To get the full address for downloading a video file, it remains only to put the link “http: ⁄⁄downloads.rutube.ru⁄source⁄” at the beginning of the path. This is the shared folder where all sources are stored, and, at the end of the line, the extension video ".avi". We will get the final address for download. It needs to be copied to the address bar, press "Enter", and after that, the file should start downloading.

To download a file in .iflv format, at the beginning of the original set you need to insert “http: вставитьbl.rutube.ru⁄”, and in the end the extension “.iflv”, in order to get a link to download the file with the .iflv format.

Fans of Mozilla Firefox were much more fortunate, for this browser a specially designed plugin for downloading from Rutube.

How to download videos from rutube with Firefox plugin

If you do not have a plugin yet, then, first of all, you need to install a special Greasemonkey custom script manager, which will give us the opportunity to install a special script designed specifically for downloading a video from Rutube.

Every time when you go to the pages with video files, to the left of the player window, a pair of links will appear for downloading the current file. The first one is for downloading the source file, and the other is for the iflv format.

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