Local downloading of the Clone Wars animation
Over at <a href-"http://www.starwars.com">starwars.com you can view the Clone Wars animation via a Quicktime stream. What if you wanted to download it locally and view the whole thing in your own time.
Here is Quicktime ripping 101 :)
wget or curl
packet sniffer like tcpdump or windump
You should know how to basically use the above tools.
I wanted to backup the copies of the clone wars animation found at starwars.com for my own private viewing offline. Using the above tools I set out to do just that.
Ok so your looking at the Clone Wars animation via a stream currently. The first step is to find the URL of the Quicktime itself. What I did first was get to the page that links to the stream. Next I open a terminal window (I use OSX) and run the following command:
sudo tcpdump -Xa -s 4096 host progressive1.stream.aol.com
Type in your root password, then click on the link, once you start seeing data, hit CTRL-C to stop the capture.
You might be wondering why your capturing data from progressive1.stream.aol.com instead of starwars.com. At first that is what I did, but I found that starwars.com redirects to cartoonnetwork.com then over to progressive1.stream.aol.com. So to cut down following all those breadcrumbs, I just go straight to the source.
Scroll up the terminal window until to see the GET line in the capture. It will read something like
Followed by the chapter directory and the MOV file your looking for.
Run wget with the following command line:
Using the proper chapter and MOV filename found in step 2.
Once the movie is downloaded, all you need to do is watch it whenever you feel like it :)
Please keep the download to yourself. Don't trade it around, LucasArts spent a lot of time and money making these animations.