This section of the site is in the Attic. It was formerly active and is now frozen. Don’t expect any update - you may contact me for archeology purposes only :) .
In 2009, I wrote an Open-source software which has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
- It was a cross-platform video+audio capture tool, now superseeded by e.g. DownloadHelper
- It was a simple idea -thx darling- to merge
- A browser : Streamy contained a WebView and a URL bar
- A proxy : Streamy started a background proxy and tunneled its own browser flow through it
- Each entity large enough was simply dumped by the transparent proxy. Thus you could go to Any video-playing site and get the mp4 directly on disk (In 2009 there was no HTML5 player, no blob/chunked streams, no encryption of any form. The first players to introduce such counter-measures where Deezer, Spotify and later YouTube IIRC)
- It got me into trouble with Lobbies and Authorities and got discontinued
For reference here’s an (old, blurred) screenshot of the project :
For reference here are some collected screenshots of the pitch :
The browser UI, multi-tab, your standard online interface :
What the download window looked like, stored medias and ongoing downloads :
The drag-and-drop feature to your 2009 audio player - including ffmpeg MP3 conversion ! :
A bookmarks section, with site-screenshots :