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Stream and copy a video from lan

Terminal - Stream and copy a video from lan
nc HOST PORT | tee movie.mp4 | mplayer -
2013-11-28 01:38:29
User: snipertyler
Functions: tee
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Stream and copy a video from lan

Requires a listening port on HOST

eg. "cat movie.mp4 | nc -l 1356 " (cat movie.mp4 | nc -l PORT)

Useful if you're impatient and want to watch a movie immediately and download it at the same time without using extra bandwidth.

You can't seek (it'll crash and kill the stream) but you can pause it.

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Terminal - Alternatives
ssh USER@HOST cat REMOTE_FILE.mp4 | tee LOCAL_FILE.mp4 | mplayer -
2013-11-28 11:25:26
User: flatcap
Functions: cat ssh tee
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Securely stream a file from a remote server (and save it locally).

Useful if you're impatient and want to watch a movie immediately and download it at the same time without using extra bandwidth.

This is an extension of snipertyler's idea.

Note: This command uses an encrypted connection, unlike the original.

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