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Windows 7: Is it possible to manually send requests through Flash applets?

31 Aug 2015   #1
MarkC0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is it possible to manually send requests through Flash applets?

I am looking for a method in which I could manually send "requests" through a "Flash applet". Please excuse my language and terms as they might not be fully correct, I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to this. I'll try to explain this as best I can.

- A website from a TV station offers the last 24 hours of programming to be viewed after the fact.
- The site is fully flash based.
- 24 hours of video are kept online in hundreds of small files. Each file specifically corresponds to the time of day. For instance the file "0041.mp4" might correspond to 2:15 PM. Each day that same file can be downloaded from the same location but the contents are updated daily.
- To view a program, you click a time slot on the schedule, ex. 1:00 PM, and it plays the videos starting from that spot.
- There is a bug where on occasion some time slots cannot be "clicked". I've called the service and they confirm it's a bug for a small amount of users and they are unsure yet of a solution. The videos in these time slots thus cannot be viewed due to the bug.
- Using Firebug, I noticed when clicking any time slot a "request" is sent to the service.
- Comparing these "requests", I found the only difference between clicking "2PM" and "6PM" was a small section specific to the date. Ex. "www.test.com/abc123/xyz/200..." vs. "www.test.com/abc123/xyz/600".

Considering all this: If the video I cannot click is from "4PM", is there a way to manually send the requests like above to the site? I've tried typing in the equivalent of "www.test.com/abc123/xyz/400" into my browser and nothing happened of course. Basically, is there a way for me to get the same result from if clicking the "4PM" timeslot worked, without actually clicking it?

I've tried just downloading all the video files for the timeslot in question, as the links do not change daily, but they are unfortunately having some playback issues.

Thanks.
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31 Aug 2015   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have a look here:
How do I manually fire HTTP POST requests with Firefox or Chrome? - Stack Overflow

You could probably forge any request you want to the developer tools, my only doubt being how to receive the results and interpret them as a file (or save to disk for latter viewing). Take care of copying the whole request, including the method (post/get), cookies, referrer and all that. One of those should be the missing one when you simply copy-paste the URL into the address bar.
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31 Aug 2015   #3
MarkC0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you! I will take a look.
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