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Thread: HOWTO: Save Streaming Videos with MPlayer

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    HOWTO: Save Streaming Videos with MPlayer

    1. Copy the url of the streaming video mms://etc... or http://...
    2. Open up a terminal.
    3. mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile stream_video_name.wmv mms://etc...
    4. Wait for the stream dump.

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    Re: HOWTO: Save Streaming Videos with MPlayer

    how to u put your username and password if its required?

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    Re: HOWTO: Save Streaming Videos with MPlayer

    Hi libihero,

    Quote Originally Posted by libihero View Post
    how to u put your username and password if its required?
    Looks like you would need to use:

    Code:
    mplayer -user your_username -passwd your_password etc etc
    I am not completely sure if this will work with every stream that requires authentication but it is certainly the syntax available to MPlayer...

    All the best,

    Andrew
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    Re: HOWTO: Save Streaming Videos with MPlayer

    i'm having trouble downloading the link because when i normally access the file i have to put my password twice
    i can save the streaming link on my computer as a .asx file. how do i make mplayer save a file that initiates streaming saved on my computer?

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