• What is rtmpdump?

    The software package rtmpdump is a toolkit for RTMP streams. All forms of RTMP are supported with rtmp://, rtmpt://, rtmpe://, rtmpte://, and rtmps:// included.


    The package includes three utilities, rtmpdump, rtmpsrv and rtmpsuck. Rtmpdump is used to connect to RTMP servers just like normal Flash video player clients, and capture the stream from the network, and save it to a file.

  • What is RTMP?

    Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a multimedia streaming designed for streaming video, audio, movies and data over the Internet. The popular RTMP websites like Hulu, MTV, BBC, Yahoo, etc.

    You are allowed to play and stream the video directly, but not allowed to download RTMP videos from the websites above that adopting technology of encryption and security.

  • How to download live rtmp video from BBC by ESFSoft Rtmp Downloader?

    BBC is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage. BBC website contains comprehensive international news coverage as well as entertainment, sport, science, and political news.

  • Why can’t I download video in RTMP stream by an ordinary stream downloader?

    Some videos are streamed from an RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) server, a technology introduced by Macromedia/Adobe to stream flash videos “real-time.” Because it’s streaming it in segments and not as an actual file, there’s no real file to download!

  • How many container formats can ESFSoft Media Player play?

    Windows Media Player, Flash Player and Apple's QuickTime are the prominent players for video and audio, however, some media formats cannot be played by them respectively. For example, Windows Media Player and Apple’s QuickTime are limited to play FLV, AVI, MKV and others. Moreover, Flash Player is professional in 99% video playing online.

  • How to use ESFSoft Media Player to play my local movie?

    The movie I downloaded by a Stream Video Downloader cannot be played by the Media Player applied in my PC. One tells it needs Decoder, while Windows Media Player pops up a window which says extension unrecognizable. Why? How to deal with it?

  • How to capture a video image of a file playing in ESFSoft Media Player?

    If a normal screen capture does not work, you can use ESFSoft Media Player itself to capture a video image that rapid displaying by click "Capture" button on bottom of interface. When taking a picture, the video will continue to play instead of interrupted.

  • How to play a flipped/inverted/upside down video?

    Why my video content play upside down? In some cases, owing to the shooting angle of the mobile phone and camera, we usually get some inverted image. And ESFSoft Media Player will play it in accordance with the same and turn the image to normal prospect.

  • How to manipulate the brightness, contrast, saturation and hue when video is too dark?

    What’s wrong with my videos on PC? Movies, video game clips and cartoon and the videos that I shot are too dark to watch, how to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation to best suited watching condition?