FVD Suite - Download Everything! Well, or almost everything ...

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    We are glad to welcome you to our blog, which we hope will take its rightful place on the Habrakart.

    Our company is developing software for working with media content. The release of a new version of one of our products, namely FVD Suite, will be discussed in this post.

    FVD Suite is the ability to download your favorite video and encode to the desired format in a few clicks of the mouse. The program is completely free and has an Editor's Pick award from Brothersoft.com. It supports many different services, including the most popular YouTube, Metacafe, Megavideo ... And the main innovation is the automatic search for active streams (what you are watching) and downloading them.

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    The interface is quite simple, the main window is divided into tabs. But first things first.

    Download audio / video


    Here you can download content using FVD web resources.
    A list of supported sites can be obtained by clicking the List of supported sites button.
    Just paste the URL into the box and click the Add button. You can also specify the format in which the video will be converted when the download is complete. The following formats are currently supported: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4, PSP, 3GP, SWF. MP3, WAV, OGG, MP4, FLAC. There are import and export functions in M3U playlists.

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    Streaming Media and RTMP Streams


    Recently, the program can find active streams of audio / video over HTTP and RTMP using the WinPcap library.
    All you need is to select the desired network interface from the list, or use auto-search. The program can work with video, audio, and flash data. The list of supported MIME types is presented below.

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    • video / flv
    • video / x-flv
    • video / mp4
    • video / x-m4v
    • video / 3gpp
    • video / quicktime
    • video / ogg
    • audio / mp4a-latm
    • audio / mp4
    • audio / ogg
    • audio / x-mp3
    • audio / mpeg
    • application / x-shockwave-flash


    Converter


    The converter is where the development of the program began.
    Files can be encoded either individually or as a whole list. From the settings you can select the audio / video codec, bit rate, resolution, sampling rate.

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    Video search


    Not without the function of video search. Used by Google Custom Search.
    Search is conducted only on those sites that are supported by FVD Suite.

    Browser Integration


    To work with the program even easier, we developed browser extensions (for now for Firefox and Internet Explorer). Button Download, will automatically send the desired URL to the jump. Bonus features worth mentioning.
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    • Make short url - shortener links
    • Share url - share a link using AddThis
    • JavaScript - enable or disable javascript while surfing
    • Check IP - check IP
    • SpeedTest - test connection speed
    • Whois


    Technical side


    Currently, the software runs on the Windows platform. However, it is planned to release versions for MacOS X and Linux systems.
    Stream definition functions are implemented using WinPcap libraries.
    The well-known FFmpeg acts as an encoder. For download via HTTP, cURL is used, and for RTMP, the flvstreamer project is used. Modular architecture is used, where each function has its own binary. And communication occurs through standard input-output. Thus, the porting process will take less time, for example in MacOS cURL is already integrated. Sources, copies of LGPL / GPL and assembly instructions for FFmpeg and FLVStreamer can be found on our website . We will be glad to hear your comments and suggestions. We wish you success!

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    FVD Media Team.

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