LinkedIn videos use HLS to stream video content. HLS uses m3u8 playlist file which contains the path to all the fragments for that media. We can use ffmpeg to download the contents from the playlist and convert it into a single file.


ffmpeg -user_agent "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_5) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/12.1.1 Safari/605.1.157" \
       -i "${@:1}" \
       -c copy $(date '+%d-%m-%Y-%H-%M-%S').mp4

Save this as say m3u8-download. Here I am using mp4 as the container. If this is not encoding properly, we can use mkv and then convert it to mp4.

Identifying the playlist

1. Open the LinkedIn post containing the video in a new page.

2. Open Network panel from browser's Web Inspector.

3. In Filter Full URL, search for playlist and check the Preview to see if it has content of the form:

M3U8 Playlist

Here it lists various resolutions. Based on the bandwidth one of these link will be loaded. We can instead use the playlist link from this file.

4. Here we can see the playlist for 720p video.

M3U8 Playlist for 720p

5. Get the URL from the Headers section and use it with the above script.

M3U8 Playlist URL

m3u8-download ""