View Full Version : [all variants] BBC radio stream capture

May 1st, 2010, 07:14 PM
Anybody know of Linux tools that can *directly* capture the kind of aac audio via Flash that the BBC uses? So far all I've found is the Replay Media Catcher for Windows, but surely there's a way within Ubuntu!

Don't bother replying with audio *recording* solutions, since I know how to do that. Only solutions that capture the *original* stream, please.

May 1st, 2010, 07:33 PM

May 1st, 2010, 08:42 PM
get-iplayer still works (for now).

development on it has ceased and it will not work forever.

sudo apt-get install get-iplayer

To search for all radio programmes

get_iplayer --type radio

if you know what you want to listen to use a keyword - for example, if you want Front Row

get_iplayer --type radio Front

each search result is prefixed by a number, to download the stream

get_iplayer --get number

I like to download the punk show to listen to in the gym and a few radio 4 programmes to listen to in the car/ walking to pick the kids up from school.

The BBC are against this sort of thing for fear of people like me file sharing their content - which I can understand - but I don`t and would not.

Filesharers ruin the capabilities of the internet.