• Why can’t I watch video when ESFSoft Rtmp Downloader is downloading?

    Q: During the downloading period in rtmp.exe, the online video buffers for a long time, and even till the video online I played just now download completes, it does not play. And there shows up words that “This connect doesn’t seem to be working. Try again later”.

  • 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 to find the stream video and audio urls before downloading?

    Before downloading a video or audio stream file from online website, you must find the file's stream URLs. And ESFSoft URL Sniffer the most convenient solution to monitor network traffic and identify urls that deep covered, especially stream audio and video urls.

  • How to Download BBC News Video to FLV, MP4 by ESFSoft Rtmp Downloader

    ESFSoft Rtmp Downloader is a great solution for you to download news video that all transmitted through RTMP stream on BBC with rtmp.exe to capture RTMP stream URL and rtmpdump.exe to download stream video.

  • How to Find Video Stream URL from NBA.com with ESFSoft URL Sniffer

    When you want to record or download your favorite video from NBA.com to PC, you should get NBA video stream URL first. And ESFSoft URL Sniffer can make it easier.


    This video will explain you how can find downloadable live NBA video stream URLs that streaming on the online website nba.com. The freeware is designed to sniff all the stream media online, such as text, image… and the most important flash video, mp4 audio and video. Besides, all the captured stream URLs of audio and video will be filtered into “MEDIA” list.

  • How do I extract a Streaming URL from website?

    major stream formats on the Internet are ASF, RM, WMV, MPEG, AVI and etc that always started by MMS (Microsoft Media Server), RTSP (Realtime Streaming Protocol), PNM, HTTP, FTP, appearing as rtsp://…, http://...asf.