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Use mplayer to save video streams to a file

Terminal - Use mplayer to save video streams to a file
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile "yourfile" -playlist "URL"
2009-02-28 22:18:17
User: Alanceil
9
Use mplayer to save video streams to a file

I use this command to save RTSP video streams over night from one of our national TV stations, so I won't have to squeeze the data through my slow internet connection when I want to watch it the next day.

For ease of use, you might want to put this in a file:

#!/bin/bash

FILE="`basename \"$1\"`"

mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile "$FILE" -playlist "$1"

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Terminal - Alternatives
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile stream_video_name url
2013-12-13 18:28:16
User: pascalfares
0

1. Copy the url of the streaming video mms://etc... or http://...

2. Open up a terminal.

3. the command

4. Wait for the stream dump.

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