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Retrieving a playlist file from HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) video streaming

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I would like to take a look at the actual playlist file that gets transmitted from the server to the client when the client requests an HLS video stream. According to HLS specification, the Server must transmit what's called a "playlist."
https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming-19#page-7

I was thinking about using WireShark networking packet analyzer to intercept this file, but I am not sure how to do it.

Any ideas?

Thank you!
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As long as the connection is in clear text, Wireshark will show you what you need.  Just run a packet capture on either the server or the client and stop it shortly after the video starts.  Then look at the packets at the beginning of the connection and you should see what you are looking for.
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