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I'd been trying to make IDM, GetRight, HiDownload and some others to detect and allow me dl the subtitle files from this website:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2196104568 

But they simply doesn't catch them. Even when I specify them with the "file type" option in the dl managers. There are three kind of closed captioned subtitles files that I detect with third-party sniffers as WireShark:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/pbs.merlin.cdn.prod/Video Asset/pbs/american-experience/9413/captions/33160_Caption-SAMI_TUPP0000_ROKU.samihttp://s3.amazonaws.com/pbs.merlin.cdn.prod/Video Asset/pbs/american-experience/9413/captions/33161_DFXP_TUPP0000_ROKU.dfxphttp://s3.amazonaws.com/pbs.merlin.cdn.prod/Video Asset/pbs/american-experience/9413/captions/33162_SRT_TUPP0000_ROKU.srt 

Strangely, IDM and HiDownload internal sniffers just detect the "DFXP" one, but not the other two. Here what IDM dl panel shows:

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So, how do I to automatically catch those specific files to download them?

Thanks in advance.

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I've got tired with those things which you have tried and said. Please try the below suggestion.

The very best way to download subtitles is from here. Or download & use their app to get the subtitles when you are watching. I've used for years and gave me perfect matching original subtitles of any most popular languages. It is the Best s/w or site in my knowledge of similar tools.

Alternate download page link: http://download.cnet.com/Subtitles/3000-2379_4-75212625.html

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Well, thanks for your reply but I wasn't looking exactly for that, but some way of doing the download managers automatically detect and offer me to download those files, as they do with every other files that are listed in their "file types" option, or just as they do with the most common file types. I don't know why they don't do that automatically, since we are talking about just another kind of simple "text" files, which should be detected right away by its sniffers.

The thing is, I still can do the subtitles sniffing/downloading process manually, since I know their exact address and even can download them with the dl managers once I give them the links. But why they can't simply do that for me automatically?

This same situation applies for many streaming websites, which offers subtitles in SRT or other kind of formats, but have to be downloaded manually each time. The only ones I was able to make IDM detect and offers me to download automatically, were the XML ones, but there is already a great app. (Google2SRT) that does that and way better.

I know they all are present into some XML/HTTP packet, but which is weird is that IDM always detects the "DFXP" subtiltes files, but not the other ones. :wtf:

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You need to post a link or two that contain those sub-titles in all forms - so that, we can have go at them and then respond here with results / suggestions.

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@dcs18

I already posted them in my first post, but the were being displayed incorrectly, so I fixed them. By the way, you can find them here withing this XML too (thanks too AuronFFX for this info.):

http://video.pbs.org/videoPlayerInfo/2196104568.xml 

And it is almost the same for all the others videos they publish over their site, with just some tiny differences in the links. The above XML one, corresponds to this video link:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2196104568 

Regards.

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@dcs18

I already posted them in my first post, but the were being displayed incorrectly, so I fixed them. By the way, you can find them here withing this XML too (thanks too AuronFFX for this info.):

http://video.pbs.org/videoPlayerInfo/2196104568.xml 

And it is almost the same for all the others videos they publish over their site, with just some tiny differences in the links. The above XML one, corresponds to this video link:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2196104568 

Regards.

You're downloading adult material,aren't you? You'd have gave up long time ago if you weren't. And if you're downloading adult material,why don't you just watch it instead of downloading it?

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You're downloading adult material,aren't you? You'd have gave up long time ago if you weren't. And if you're downloading adult material,why don't you just watch it instead of downloading it?

What a silly assumption.
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Yo colored person, would ya stop blabbering all around for God's sake? :lol: It seems you have a very imaginative mind, but unless you see some sexual resemblances in a Tupperware, no, I don't.

I'm simply trying to figure out some automatic way of doing the job, which might be useful to many other websites as well, so that would come handy to me. Anyway, if it were "adult material", I bet most of peeps actually wouldn't consider to waste time downloading them, much less paying attention to subtitles. :D

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@ Sentry

You're right - IDM detects .dfxp but doesn't detect .srt and .sami sub-title files despite being configured for all those three (tried just on that one link - your last one.) :(

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If I come across any streaming website that includes subtitles, I still can do the dl job manually, but having a prog. as IDM that do it for me would be great, that's the idea. I told Dave from IDM about the situation, and he told me "(...) Maybe we will add such feature in the future". :whistle: This must be the third or four tiny little feature request that I asked him, but still none saw the light.

It seems IDM is sniffing just the DFXP one, because that's precisely the one used by the browsers. And since the website doesn't allow me to choose between the different closed
captioned subtitles present in that XML file, I don't know what'stheir meaning over there. Anyway, the SRT are valid and working ones, so I download those.

And regarding the issue of latest version not being able to dl the links, but contrarily one of the old v5 branch being able, I gave him the exact links so I bet he will put some "effort" to figure out some workaround. :rolleyes:

This happens with latest version:

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And this with latest from v5 branch:

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