The process to download trailers from MTV requires a bit more technical skills with the computer. You’ll be capturing an RTMP stream with a utility such as RTMPDump. If you think you’re capable of doing so, please continue.
Visit MTV’s movie trailers page and locate the movie trailer you want. Take note of the URL of the trailer you want.
You’ll want to copy the video id, which in this case is 752852.
Open the following URL after updating the video id: http://www.mtv.com/player/includes/mediaGen.jhtml?vid=752852 and you’ll find an XML file with video stream information.
Locate the resolution you want and copy the stream URL.
For example, the 720p stream above is located in this block of data:
<rendition cdn="level3" duration="82" width="1280" height="720" type="video/mp4" bitrate="3500">
Moving forward, I’ll be providing instructions for RTMPDump, but feel free to use your favorite rtmp capture tool.
The command you’ll want to run will look like the following:
rtmpdump -l 2 -o TheHostDomesticTrailer1World_ProRes2_1280x720_3500_h32.mp4 -r rtmpe://viacommtvstrmfs.fplive.net/viacommtvstrm/gsp.originmusicstor/sites/mtv.com/news/2012/march/26/TheHostDomesticTrailer1World_ProRes2_1280x720_3500_h32.mp4
To clarify the options:
- -l 2 specifies to use the RTMPE protocol
- -o FILENAME is where you want to save the file to
- -r URL is the stream url you got from the XML above
Like I initially stated, this process is a bit more complicated compared to other trailer sites. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.