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December 7th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Does anyone know how to record streaming audio. I have tried everything and can't get it to work.


December 7th, 2009, 11:58 PM
What have you tried ?

You can try streamripper ?

It is in the repos



December 8th, 2009, 12:01 AM
i use streamtuner. i dont know if its the same.

December 8th, 2009, 12:14 AM
You can do it best in terminal using either mplayer and/or streamripper, depending on your stream type. Here are two examples from UK which I use for recording with mplayer, with ease.

mplayer <URL> -dumpstream -dumpfile stream.mp3
saves mp3 stream as file stream.mp3

mplayer -cache 2048 <URL> -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast:waveheader:file=outfile.wav
saves real or other stream as file outfile.wav. You can also convert it to an mp3 with ffmpeg if you wish

I use them adapted as a shell script, which I can then cron to time a recording of a concert, or other music. Note my need to add the -playlist before the URL for BBC real streams, which may or may not be needed for all streams. Try it with and without if it doesn't work first time.

/usr/bin/mplayer -cache 2048 -playlist URL -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast:waveheader:file=$(date +%F-%I%M)-BBCR2.wav &
# Uncomment the line below for the time in minutes to record
# or copy from the "# sleep" and add to end of line above ending with &
# sleep 32m; killall mplayer
# sleep 47m; killall mplayer
# sleep 62m; killall mplayer
# sleep 92m; killall mplayer
# sleep 122m; killall mplayer

For streamripper mp3 stream recording, the script is:-

/usr/bin/streamripper URL -t -d /home/user/Radio -l 3720
The -l 3720 is the number of seconds it records, ie in this case 62 mins.

December 8th, 2009, 12:15 AM
i use streamtuner. i dont know if its the same.

No, it is not the same, but I believe made by the same group and integrates with streamtuner.