Support - What is sniffer, how to use

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To download flash video, windows media streaming(silverlight), realmedia streaming other streaming, you need to know the url(the file name and server address) of you want to download.

Unfortunately, some links to streaming audio and video that you come across on the web are hidden behind javascript or activex scripts. Because of this, it is sometimes very difficult to figure out the actual urls that correspond to the streams being played.

Now, we added the build-in sniffer function in HiDownload Platinum, it does this by searching files and watching network traffic and identifying potential urls.

How to use:

Step 1: Select the "Sniffer" button in toolbar

Step 2: Click the "Start to sniff" button, HiDownload Platinum will check the available network adapter and start sniffer

Step (A) If HiDownload Platinum can not find the available network adapter, then all network adapter list window will be opened.

Step (B): select the adapter which you connect to Internet, then click the "Select the network adapter and startup sniffer" button

Step 3: Open the webpage and play the video which you want to download.

Step 4: If Sniffer detect the video's link, it will be shown in list

Step 5: select the link(URL) which you want to download, click the mouse righ-button, then select "Download selected URLs"(If you have selected the "Download automatically" settings in "Options" window, then you can skip the step.)





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