Dell iDRAC Bootcapture Video

From: Eric Wolf 
Anyone have any idea how convert the proprietary video files that Dell's
iDRAC (enterprise license) creates on each boot?

I managed to cobble together a script to automate downloading the video but
you have to use a Java player that Dell provides to view the video. The
player lacks the ability to fast-forward, rewind or skip to a point in the
middle of the video).

I've tried the obvious (mediainfo and various video file repair tools).


Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ This would be a really dirty hack, but how about playing the video in a VNC session and using recordmydesktop[1] or vncrec[2] to record the session? [1]: [2]:

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ I've considered that sort of hack but it would be annoying to automate. I've also thought about trying to take apart the video player .jar but it's really not worth it. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ Google says you've been playing with this idea for a while, now. ;-) Just like you said, the masochist in me wants to import the jar file into Jython and use it as a library to decrypt and export the video frames(or something like that). I have gotten away with that sort of thing with IronPython in .Not, before. Unfortunately, I have no better suggestion.