How to download CiscoLive! recording

UPDATE: Check the bottom of the article for updated method.

NOTE: Respect copyright and consider what you’re doing and WHY before you use this technique to download videos that may have been embedded for a reason.

I like to watch CiscoLive! recordings for training and studying. But not all the time that I have Internet access when I am Free…Plus there are times I just simply want to play the recording at 1.2/1.3x speed to save some time…

I found actually it is quiet easy to download the recording. I use Firefox but should be similiar to Chrome as well.

Steps:

  1. Load the video in browser
  2. Press “Ctrl+Shift+C” to open Web inspector on Windows. Do not have a Mac at the moment to find shortcut key.
  3. Click on the Video player inside browser
  4. The source link of the Video should be showing in inspector window
  5. Double click the source link to copy it
  6. Paste the link to a new browser tab
  7. Once the page loaded, right click on the video and “Save Video As…”

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Not sure exactly when, but CiscoLive! site changed its way to stream recorded videos and the above method stopped working… Here below is my current workaround to download from ciscolive.cisco.com.

Steps:

  1. Load the video in browser
  2. Press “Ctrl+Shift+E” to open Network Monitor in Firefox on Windows. Do not have a Mac at the moment to find shortcut key.
  3. Refresh or reload the page
  4. You should see tons of requests in the network monitor list
  5. Sort the list by File column and try to find the one entry with all digits value under the File column, such as 5803751421001, and likely the domain associated should be (at least currently): edge.api.brightcove.com
  6. Right click on the entry and select Copy Response
  7. Paste the response into notepad and search for MP4
  8. Here is an example
  9. Paste the link from response to a new browser tab
  10. Once the page loaded, right click on the video and “Save Video As…”

 

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