Plugin/Script Request: MSN Video, FINNISH version.

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realjobe Offline
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Hi there, Again.
It seems that the Giant has released Beta version of Video library.. There are tons of stuff, also for us Finns. Same drill, I ask some one a lot more intellect to write the python, I'll just deliever some sort of BreakDown. Smile

MSN Video PlugIN, Finnish version. (mkt=en-us will be the En-US version of content)

This is the First version where the Channels are FIXed, and not scanned. The HTML is terrible.


Break down


BaseURL is http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=fi-fi&tab=XXXXXXXXX like s1228478381410


1. Create a blank Page where the Channel List is. No web yet. The value is for the Channels content load after user interaction.

1. "MSN Video" = s1228478381410
1.1 "MSN Video - Katsotuimmat - Viimeisen tunnin ajalta" = m1229421672754
1.2 "MSN Video - Katsotuimmat - Tänään" = m1229421672746
1.3 "MSN Video - Katsotuimmat - Tällä viikolla" = m1229421672748
1.4 "MSN Video - Katsotuimmat - Tässä kuussa" = m1229421672750
3 " "Musiikki" = s1228208750411
4. "Viihde" = s1229417790598
5. "Arjen Vinkkejä" = s1229601027753
6. "Soapbox" = s1228476395445 (This is HUGE! 39779 videos and MORE!, Chinese chars also!)

2. When User Selects one of the Channels, system loads the HTML like http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=fi-f...8208750411 (for Music channel)

3. Search the HTML for text "<a href="video.aspx?mkt=fi-fi&vid=". Extract the large Text-reference after that until " markings, like 6bd60c83-bae3-405c-afac-7d9ed1d2cc2d. This is the Video/Thumb ID!
4. After the ID exraction, the Textual info follows. Extract all chars from the VideoID end to "</a></h2>". There you'll have the Text for the Video.
5. Show the Thumb. The JPG's url is "http://img1.catalog.video.msn.com/Image.aspx?uuid=XXXXXXXXXXXXX&w=400&h=300". UUID avalue is same as the video ID 6bd60c83-bae3-405c-afac-7d9ed1d2cc2d.


There are also page numbers, but I'll get to them later on, when I have craked the video link and some one show any intrest to this one. Smile

This Breakbown is probably full of Errors, and faults but I think it'll give some pointers. Microsoft's HTML is pure Shit.
The Actual Video URL is still under investigation. i'll have to Snoop the network first to get the wmv/flv or what ever they are using..
(This post was last modified: 2009-02-03 15:44 by realjobe.)
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gregms Offline
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Excellent work. I am personally interested in watching The Guild. Current season is being shown through MSN video.
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