Elisa Viihde downloads

I have been using Elisa Viihde service for almost a year and I can say I am pretty happy with it. After upgrading to this service also my Internet connection from Elisa started working without too much problems (earlier it worked badly for long time).

Elisa Viihde allows me to record TV programs to Elisa servers and watch them later using IPTV technology. Watching works both on set-top-box and PC. The recordings definitions can be done with set-top-box, PC or mobile phone.

The service allows easily to watch the recorded programs on PC (using VLC plugin on web browser). The normal service does not have built-in option to downloaded recorded programs. It is possible to do this manually with some work (look at web page source code to get video URL and then download that).

Fortunately there is also an easier option for downloading: Elisa Viihde: Add download links to recording listings script adds a download link next to each program in the list of recordings. When the download link is clicked it will fetch the URL from the ‘View’ page for the recording and send you directly to the downloadable video file. This script needs Greasemonkey to run on Mozilla Firefox web browser.

The downloaded files are in MPEG transport stream format. Those files can be viewed with VLC.


  1. Tomi says:

    Elisa just changed the web interface of Elisa Viihde.
    The download script does not work anymore with the new web interface :-(

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This new tool promises to allow you to download Elisa Viihde programs to your PC. I have not tested but is looks promising.


  3. DĂșlia says:

    i visited your post. this is really interesting to read on this. thanks for sharing this post. i appreciate your thought.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    eViihde software from http://www.eviihde.com/eviihde/Etusivu.html
    seem to do that is promises pretty well.

    eViihde is the tool I use now to download stored programs from Elisa viihde service when I want to do that.

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