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403 Client Error: Forbidden - Need some help to get this to work.

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Hi, i’m trying to watch this stream with livestreamer but i get this error:

livestreamer "hlsvariant://" best
[cli][info] Found matching plugin stream for URL hlsvariant://
error: Unable to open URL: (403 Client Error: Forbidden)

Please note that you need a Swiss proxy to watch the stream on the website.

Here are some more info about the stream:

Webpage: HTTP-HDS - HTTP-HLS -

I got this url sniffing with Url Helper, i don’t know if it’s usefull:*~data=hdntl~hmac=3d483bbd42cb3c2cb43cefda5ca712db62fee4f0f4800699d4c1b54a6f1f17a6

I tried with the protocols hds:// hls:// hlsvariant:// without luck. All the attempts have been made using Tunnelbear Vpn connected to Switzerland.

Thank you

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  • State:open
  • Created 7 years ago
  • Comments:15

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0880commented, Mar 31, 2016

Switch to HLS.

livestreamer "hlsvariant://*~hmac=d3adfb4202873d0a19136f1fec90dd77c27a7804f285470ed5dc2a3fe8be4cd7" best
[cli][info] Found matching plugin stream for URL hlsvariant://*~hmac=d3adfb4202873d0a19136f1fec90dd77c27a7804f285470ed5dc2a3fe8be4cd7
[cli][info] Available streams: 48k (worst), 180p, 272p, 288p, 360p (best)
[cli][info] Opening stream: 360p (hls)
[cli][info] Starting player: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Video\MPC-HC\mpc-hc.exe"
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 640x360 25fps [V: h264 main L3.0, yuv420p, 640x360]
Audio: AAC 44100Hz stereo 127kbps [A: aac lc, 44100 Hz, stereo, 127 kb/s]
tp0commented, Mar 27, 2016

(Yet another new comment instead of edit, incase you see these via email… 😄)

Try to sniff the URL again (hint: browser dev tools & network tab is enough) and get this instead:*~hmac%3Db80eb816ae0dfb876af47d9bcbbf0602ce5738e623b5b60f728123b91c1f0dd7&g=RXVYYEUTNHXI&hdcore=3.7.0&plugin=aasp-

The try this sort of format:

livestreamer "hds://URL_LIKE_ABOVE_HERE pvswf=URL_TO_FLASHPLAYER.swf" best

Find the flash player path from page source or via dev tools. I can’t test this anyway as I only have Tunnelbear browser addon.

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