Yahoo! Redirection Script

Yahoo! has once again changed their API. Although I have discovered how to obtain the direct download URL, it’s only a temporary URL which expires quickly. That makes it unusable on our site.

Therefore, I’ve written a redirection script which runs some javascript that obtains and redirects you the temporary URL. At which point, you should be able to view and download the trailer. Unfortunately that means if you’re using a download utility or attempt to right click and save as…, it won’t work for you anymore.

I apologize for this inconvenience and if there’s any further development, I’ll be sure to let you know.

I also plan on updating the Yahoo! download tutorial shortly.

Happy Holidays!

Update 2013/06/03: Updated the Yahoo! Download Tutorial

Option 1: Open the link in a new tab/window:
option 1

Option 2: Click Download when the trailer is playing:
option 2

8 thoughts on “Yahoo! Redirection Script

  1. Thanks for the great site, but I am not able to get the tips for downloading from yahoo to work. When i open the link in a new tab or new window it never loads the trailer, only a blank screen. I am using Windows 7 and IE8. Thanks!

  2. Hi, I’m having trouble with the Yahoo downloads again. It seems I must have upgraded IE since the last time, I’m now running IE10. When I open a Yahoo trailer in a new window it takes several minutes to start playing, and when it does it’s very choppy and freezes frequently, and the Download button either never appears or it does not work to click it. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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