Converting HLS playlists from movie-web
Instructional post explaining the process of converting HLS playlists from movie-web to a video file (.mp4)
Published on 2/6/2024
HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) is a widely used for delivering media content over the internet. On movie-web, most providers use this to stream your requested content. But downloading is not as easy as pressing "Download" and having a .mp4 file in your downloads folder, this post should instruct you on how to do that.
The HLS playlist's URL
vsd downloaded and extracted
Open your terminal and navigate to the folder vsd is extracted in. (There should be an executable!) And run the following command:
$ .\vsd save "playlist-url-here"
Note: If it says it can't find "vsd", try adding ".exe" after "vsd" in the command.
You might get the option to select a quality, of course, select the highest one.
You should now have a new file in the directory, it might have the wrong file extension, just rename it to a .mp4!