Creating a netflix.har file in Firefox

  • administrators

    The following is part of the documentation needed for using our remote update scripts (referenced here).

    If you are just browsing our forum it probably won't make sense...

    But it will teach you how to download a HAR file!

    Step 1. Open Firefox and Login to Netflix, double click and choose Inspect Element

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    Step 2. On the inspect window choose the Network Tab and type "path" in the search field

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    Step 3. Now go back to your Netflix window and start typing anything in the Netflix search window (next to Magnifying glass at the top). Back in the inspect window you should start seeing a bunch of requests going out to a pathEvalutator endpoint.
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    Step 4. Now in the top right corner of the window click on the gear icon and choose 'Save All as HAR'
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    Step 5. Change the file name to 'netflix.har' and save it to the pyNetflix directory
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    Thats it, with this information you should be able to get to scraping data.

    A very special thanks to Chris at netdsg for giving us the idea of using the HAR file!!!

    Please email us if you have any issues.

  • I don't understand this post at all, I must be missing something. Successfully scrape Netflix? With what tool? What do you do with the har file?

  • administrators

    heh, its not really for public consumption... its part of larger documentation

  • administrators

    Just updated the intro to make it clearer, sorry for the confusion!



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