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Hey, i can not download from cam4.com only with "always record RTMP instand download" but if i close the stream page the download stop. In the last version it works so i down need to have the stream in browser open.

there something i can do ?

What i have to enter in the plugin option to make it work ?

Here are more user how search for a option to work http://stream-recorder.com/forum/recording-rtmp-webcams-cam4-howto-record-xxx-t2704p23.html


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Cam4 have recently changed the way they stream and it seems like sometimes you can download and sometimes you need to record.  

I can download right now for example but yesterday I couldn't and it had to be recorded.

Recording is copying the stream as it arrives into the browser so if you stop the browser then there is nothing to copy.  Downloading is making a separate connection to the sites servers and downloading independent of the browser.  Sites can block this from happening however - hence why we have recording capture methods (Internet, Audio and DVR)

Internet recording has functioned the same since it was introduced back in v4.

You can enter plugins on the Settings > Internet Downloads > Advanced button > Plugins tab.  rtmpdump is what you would use for an rtmp stream like cam4, however like I said if you get a stream that is cutting off then rtmpdump isnt going to help you either.

Im looking into it to see what the stream is doing and if its something we can support. 


It definitively looks like some form of server side checking for multiple connections from the same IP.

The rtmp connection sequence is pretty normal, but the second connection always gets booted. Sometimes straight away sometimes a bit later.

Internet recording using the auto capture method is therefore the best way to capture cam4 at the moment.  

Multiple stream recording is supported if you have a cam4 gold account so that you can view multiple cams at the same time.

To enable it: 

Settings tab > Internet Downloads > Advanced button > Site Specific and add cam4 as the site url and flv as the file extension.

If you don't want other streams picked up whilst your recording - click the green thumb (Process new streams).

Think we may have solved downloading being cut off so you dont have to record.

Can someone try this one and post back on how it went?

Note you will have to remove cam4 from the site specific settings or it will record by default.

So download and install and start.



Settings > Internet Downloads > Advanced > Site Specific

Select cam4 if its there and click the minus sign to delete it.

I'm interested in feedback from gold users and those that go into private shows to see if it can still download.

Post your logs if you have issues - see the stick post in this forum on how to do this.

the same, the download stop if browser is close . . . 

Yeah you didn't follow the instructions in my post did you ;) 

If you dont remove cam4 from the site specific settings then it will record instead of download.

And no log files ...


if you mean on "plugins" there is no cam4 settings 

Here the Logs what you want


Thanks for the logs.  Very helpful.

There is some extra stuff that is happening when you are logged in that Ill need to take into account.

Can you confirm for me that you can download though when you are not logged in to cam4 and viewing as a guest?


Not plugins. As per my post -

Settings > Internet Downloads > Advanced > Site Specific

Select cam4 if its there and click the minus sign to delete it.


I hope i have understood you correctly

I have tried to download as logged in Member and then as guest (not logged in) and on booth it's the same download wont work

the log is attached


there is no cam4.com to remove see image 


@jadmanx - upload your log files showing the download stopping when you quit the browser.

@libertyx - Thanks for the extra logs. That's very strange as downloading works fine here but your logs show your connection being reject when a guest.

Ill try get some time next week to see what else we might be able to do to support downloading from cam4 again.

In the mean time recording is your friend. 


@libertyx -

Can you try this one out?  http://downloads.jaksta.com/release/jak6/JMR6/

Try not logged in, logged in and private if you can.

Upload logs if it doesn't download.  Thanks.

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you are great :)

What works! :D

Loged in, logged out and Private/Groupe