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    mplayer dumpstream; can I listen to that stream.

    I use
    Code:
    /usr/bin/mplayer -cache 2048 -playlist http://bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r3.asx -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast:waveheader:file=/home/andrew/Radio/$(date +%F_%H-%M)-BBCR3.wav
    to record broadcast concerts on BBC Radio 3.

    Can I listen in to that stream at the same time by using a localhost address as I can with streamripper
    Code:
    gnome-mplayer http://localhost:8000
    to avoid two concurrent streams of the same thing

    I can not find the mplayer localhost port to use, so any help would be very welcome.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: mplayer dumpstream; can I listen to that stream.

    I am probably missing your point completely but can you not simply open another MPlayer process and listen to the /home/andrew/Radio/$(date +%F_%H-%M)-BBCR3.wav file as it is downloading?

    I am curious to know also if the option -bandwidth 1000000 makes downloading the stream itself any easier...

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    Re: mplayer dumpstream; can I listen to that stream.

    Quote Originally Posted by ads52 View Post
    I am probably missing your point completely but can you not simply open another MPlayer process and listen to the /home/andrew/Radio/$(date +%F_%H-%M)-BBCR3.wav file as it is downloading?

    I am curious to know also if the option -bandwidth 1000000 makes downloading the stream itself any easier...
    Yes, I can open the .wav file with a media player, but for some reason it will not play the whole of the file as it grows; only the amount that was downloaded at the time I start playing it. Maybe that can be changed in some way, but I am not sure.

    I can also run gnome-mplayer or anything else to listen to streasm and listen live to the same broadcast, but this was really a question about if it is possible just to listen in to the mplayer stream that is already streaming. It is not really a bandwidth problem, or anything like that, but simply that I can listen to streamripper as it records on localhost:8000, so I wondered if it's possible to do the same using mplayer.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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