How to save Streaming Media
– for FREE or for a small fee –
*** also see http://all-streaming-media.com/record-video-stream/
FLV Files (FLash Video) – FLV files are rather new but they have quickly become all the rage with these video clip sites where kids do dumb things so they can get hurt and show the world. FLV’s were created for streaming – but they can be delivered in three different ways:
Summary – How to grab the Various Types of streaming Video Files
*** FIRST *** always check to see if the site has provided a “Download” link, and if they have . . . right-click on the link and select “Save Target as . . .”
*** there is one utility called HiDownload that they claim can capture WMV, MOV, and RM files – however, no one I know has tried it !!!
Every now and then you come to a page with a fantastic flash movie, or a Real Audio song that you love, or a Windows Media video clip that is exactly what you have been looking for. No problem, you figure, “I’ll just right-click on it and save it like I do with images”. Woops, doesn’t work with streaming clips !!
Fortunately, the majority of these clips, while they stream in . . . are being saved to a file on your hard drive. This file is usually in the “Temporary Internet Files” folder. When the clip is finished loading, the file usually stays there until you move to another web page or close your browser.
Where is the “Temporary Internet Files” Folder ??
How to Save the Various Types of Streaming Media
see also http://www.streamingmediaworld.com
and for short (120 kB) ASF and RM sample clips – go to http://www.kidsmusiconline.com/sample.htm
the “Create your own Web Page” Trick – for Quicktime (*.mov files) and Real “*.RAM files”
If a link on a web page references a streaming video file directly, you just right-click on the link and select “Save Target as . . .” and then save the file. BUT quite often the link on the web page will play a video, but indirectly. It may take you to a page with the video clip embedded (Quicktime), or it may have a pointer text file, such as Real Audio/Video RAM and SMI files. Here is the trick:
An actual working sample of the “Create your own Web page” trick:
OK here is a link to an old, grainy video of my daughter: My daughter – I used a “ram” file, which is nothing more than a text file with a link to the actual clip, which is an rm file.
Test the file first, and play it, as you would on any website. Now suppose you want to save the actual clip, which is an rm file. You don’t know where the file resides, since the link does not go directly to that file. So do the following:
right-click on the link and select “Save Target as. . .” and then save the ram file
open the ram file (daughter.ram) in notepad – and you will see it has one line:
now, you can enter that line in your web browser’s address field and play the file – but you still cannot save it. So instead, create a web page from notepad, and save it as “c:\temp1.htm“. The web page will have the following text in it:
now just run the file, temp1.htm and it will open in your web browser and will have a single link in it to the rm file. Roght-click and select “Save Target as” to get the rm file. Give it any name you wish, such as “temp1.rm”. Oddly, IE will still tell you it is downloading a “ram” file, but it will actually be downloading the rm.
*** see http://www.flash-mx-template.com/ to buy cool custom Flash 5.0 templates that you can customize (you get the source code – the *.fla file) – or have them make a special template for you !! Of course, you need Flash MX to edit the fla file.
Easy to save – manually or using a flash capture utility. These are movies by Macromedia software – used for web page intro’s normally. The entire movie, which is an “swf” file, is saved before it begins playing. Simply search the “Temporary Internet Files” folder for *.swf, and then copy the file somewhere.
Flash Capture, by Dreamingsoft
This is an excellent flash capture utility. Once installed, for any flash movie that is playing, you just move your mouse over it and a tiny box pops up with an option to save the swf file wherever you choose !! They have a free 14-day trial, but it does not say the trial is disabled after that time – seems to just give a nag screen. There are several other similar utilities and as mentioned – Flash Movie Extract Pilot is a freebie.
How to embed your saved SWF File Into a Web Page
Just follow this sample code, which works for the Flash Movie file, M03L03P002.swf – simply replace that file name with your own, and adjust the display size (width and height) parameters, which appear in two places:
Background and the Difference between Flash and Shockwave
*** see also Flash vs Shockwave
Shockwave was created by Macromedia, to enable webbers to view Macromedia Director content directly in their browser. Macromedia also acquired and quickly updated and renamed the program to Flash 2, and the plug-in to Shockwave Flash Player. That, was when all the confusion began. Basically there are two players:
Shockwave usually refers to content created in Director and is used for interactive web add-ins, especially games. Flash refers to content created in Flash and is used mostly for movies, such as web page intros.
FLV files can be delivered in three different ways:
Easy to save manually. These are Windows Media Audio, Windows Media Video, Active Stream redirector and Advanced Systems Format. These are true streaming media files, in that they begin playing as soon as they have buffered (saved) enough data so that the clip can play without stopping in the middle. Of course, the algorithm that calculates how much to buffer before playing – makes a guess, which is often wrong, and the clip may stop several times to re-buffer. The point is, the file is not complete until you have played the entire clip!!!
The following method works for wmv, wma, asf, and asx files :
ASF and ASX
ASF is a streaming video or audio file – similar to Real Media rm files. It has extra capabilities such as slide shows and special controls.
ASX comes in 2 flavors. It was designed to be a Windows Metafile Extension, which is a text file that makes a call to the ASF file, similar to Real Media ram files – but it can also be a self-contained video or audio file.
Usually Impossible*** to save manually – requires a Real Media capture utility. These are also true streaming media files – unfortunately, only the pointer file is downloaded to Temporary Internet Files, and the actual media file is either held in mempry or stored with another filename.
RAM and SMI files – Real Media (*.rm and *.ra) files are not accessed directly by the link. For example, to play mysong.ra, the web page must include a ram file – that is a text reference (pointer), for example, mysong.ram. The ram file has one short line of text, with the URL of the Real Media clip. The web page will have a link to the ram file only.
Realmedia has gotten smart lately, and created SMI files to replace the older, limited RAM files. The smi file is an in-between link which rerouts the link yet again (therefore utilities such as xfileget, streamdpwn and streambox vcr only downloads the .smi file and gets fooled into thinking that’s the whole thing). “SMI” files are similar to RAM files, but they have a lot of additional features and parameters that can be added. Again, the SMI files merely points to the Real Media files, so you cannot download it from the link.
The line of text in the ram file begins with the protocol used to initiate streaming and can be
StreamDown utility (saves those “hard to get” Real Media files)
You can either buy ($39) or download the 15-day Trial of “CoCSoft Stream Down“. The trial is 15 days but see the modified date trick below. Or if that does not work, re-download the trial. It supports HTTP, FTP, RTSP, MMS, MMSU, and MMST. Simply paste the URL, and it downloads the associated media file !!
RAM only – DOES NOT WORK WITH SMI files !!! Similar to StreamDown – I tested this app and it did not work !!
Why the Manual Method of saving Real Media Files does not Work
Web browsers will open a URL with a ram file at the end and play the ra file in the Real Player – but they will not open a “page” with an ra or rm extension !!!
Now, it seems that if we could see the contents of the ram file we would see the URL to the ra file – but how to download it ?? Some say you can go to your browser’s file associations and remove the ra association – then your browser does not know how to play the file, and will ask you if you want to save it – but no, the browser will simply refuse to open that “page”. In addition, you typically cannot FTP files from a URL because the hosts do not permit FTP in general, except for specific special FTP locations.
The “gvp” file is NOT the video !!! It is merely a text file with the URL to the video inside of it. It also has other text to fool you – but here we show you what text to use for the URL. SIMPLE !!!
NOTE: “www.keepvids.com” used to be popular for saving Google videos – but Google changed something and keepvids it no longers works reliably – if at all !!!
DONE !!! The process looks cumbersome, but once you do it a couple of times it takes all of 10 seconds !!
You can now go back to the other IE window that is running Google Videos, and click the “Back” button to view and save more videos
Example of a Google gvp file and the actual URL of the Video
The gvp file contains the following text:
# download the free Google Video Player from http://video.google.com/
Here I have inserted dashes and arrows to show you where the text that you want begins and ends:
So when you select that text, it will be the following string:
After you successful in stall the Essbase and it shared service, before you start use the command and other shell fucntion, you need to setup the Linux environment for Essbase,
1. For Linux, there is a file by default in the installation, check the file of $ARBORPATH/hyperionenv.doc, ($ARBORPATH is the folder you install your essbase server.). This file defines the most env variables, looks like:
#Use following if your deployment does not require CDF,CDM,Data mining,Single Sign-on or Triggers
2. If you want add these env to every user in the system, then add these lines into the /etc/profile file, and one more line to the end:
export HYPERION_HOME ARBORPATH ESSLANG LD_LIBRARY_PATH PATH ODBCINI
3. Then just relogin the user, env will be all set.
4. If you want just add env to a single user, not all, then edit the file of $HOME/.bash_profile, with same content. You need to relogin too for this single user.
5. Note: HYPERION_HOME is auto set in the home/.hyperion.<hostname> file.
Posted in: 10gAS
There are two basic methods to find out the schema passwords in a Oracle 10gAS Application Server:-
A) Steps (through the ODM tool):-
1) Log onto the host that hosts the infrastructure tier (e.g. host is – ausable) using x-windows like Hummingbird.
2) Log on as user “oracle” – the user that did the install.
3) Source the infrastructure tier environment file (if you have one created that sets all the env. vars) as below:-
a. $ cd bin – location of the environment file.
b. $ . <as_infra> – environment file name.
4) Open up oidadmin – Oracle Directory Manager tool as:-
a. $ oidadmin
b. Log in as orcladmin/<pwd> user.
5) Follow the navigation path as below:-
Oracle Internet Directory Services -> email@example.com:389 -> Entry Management -> Cn=OracleContext -> Cn=Products ->Cn=IAS -> Cn=IAS Infrastructure Databases -> OrclReferenceName=<infra.rfsuny.org> -> OrclResourceName=<PORTAL> – The schema name you want the password for.
6) On the right hand side window-pane, you should see a property called “orclpasswordattribute” on the “Properties” tab.
7) The Properties Tab would contain the password for the schema as shown in Figure A below:-
8) When logging in through SQL*Plus, the password is case in-sensitive as usual.
B) Steps (through the command line):-
1)Log onto the host that hosts the infrastructure tier (ausable).
2)Log on as user “oracle” – the user that did the install.
3) Source the infrastructure tier environment file as below:-
a. $ cd bin – location of the environment file.
b. $ . <as_infra> – environment file name.
4) $ ldapsearch -D cn=orcladmin -w inadm02 -p 389 -h ausable -b “cn=IAS,cn=Products,cn=OracleContext” -s sub -v OrclresourceName=<Schema Name>
5) You should see the O/P like this below on the host:-
ldap_init( ausable, 389 )filter pattern: OrclresourceName=PORTAL
filter is: (OrclresourceName=PORTAL)
OrclResourceName=PORTAL,orclReferenceName=infra.rfsuny.org,cn=IAS Infrastructure Databases,cn=IAS,cn=Products,cn=OracleContext
objectclass=top orclpasswordattribute=<Schema Password>
OrclResourceName=PORTAL,orclReferenceName=infra2.rfsuny.org,cn=IAS Infrastructure Databases,cn=IAS,cn=Products,cn=OracleContextorclpasswordattribute=<Schema Password>orclflexattribute1=trueorclresourcename=PORTALobjectclass=orclResourceDescriptorobjectclass=top
6) From the above pick the password from the instance you are interested in finding out the password.
Oracle SOA Suite provides the following set of integrated capabilities:
■ Service discovery
■ Web services management and security
■ Business rules
■ Events framework
■ Business activity monitoring
Service engines are containers that host the business logic or processing rules of these
service components. Service engines process the message information received from
the Service Infrastructure.
There is a corresponding service engine of the same name for each service component.
All service engines can interact in a single composite.
The SAR is a SOA archive deployment unit. A SAR file is a special JAR file that
requires a prefix of sca_. (for example, sca_OrderBookingComposite_
rev1.0.jar). The SAR file is deployed to the Service Infrastructure.