[ubuntu-uk] Recording web audio in Dapper

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Sep 17 20:09:24 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-09-17 at 19:19 +0100, Stephen Garton wrote:
> I've done this before with mplayer, but AFAIK it will only dump to
> wav, you would then have to encode this with lame or similar.
> to use mplayer, use something like 'mplayer -dumpstream "<url>"
> -dumpfile <file.wav>' if my memory serves me correctly.

I'm interested in this too. A couple of questions. Will mplayer deal
with real audio streams, which I think is what the BBC use? And can you
tell it to record for a given amount of time?

> On 17/09/06, Llywelyn Owen <linux at spamtracker.co.uk> wrote:
> > Whilst I'm in a enquiring frame of mind, how easy is it to record to
> > mp3/ogg/other some web streamed audio. I am thinking specifically of BBC
> > programs which don't seem to have a download option, just a stream option. I
> > used to use Total Recorder under windows, and would love to find a similar
> > app in linux. TR used to intercept the stream before the audio card so was
> > able to record anything that was heard on the PC speakers.

I used to do something similar. Used realplayer to decode the stream,
Total Recorder to record it, all in a cron job (courtesy of Cygwin) to
record my favourite radio programs while I'm out. Not figured out how to
do this under Linux yet!

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