Cloud recording "download_URL" only available via browser?

I’m attempting to copy my cloud recordings to GCloud for permanent storage. I’m able to access their download URLs fine- and when the download URL is pasted into the browser it does nicely trigger the download of the mp4 file.

However , whenever I attempt to use the \ *same URL * to download the videos from anywhere besides the browser (CURL, my back-end function call, etc.) it returns an HTML page-  not the actual mp4 video file… and so I’m not able to get ahold of it for upload to the GCloud servers. 

It appears the HTML file being returned is the same page similar to the page that loads via the “play_URL”. 

How can I access the video directly and transfer to my servers?


Can you share the Curl command that you are using to try to download the cloud recording?