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Securely stream (and save) a file from a remote server

Terminal - Securely stream (and save) a file from a remote server
ssh [email protected] 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 (and save) a file from a remote server

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.

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
nc HOST PORT | tee movie.mp4 | mplayer -
2013-11-28 01:38:29
User: snipertyler
Functions: tee
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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.

Know a better way?

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What others think

HOST requires [email protected] for ssh

and HOST PORT for nc.

Comment by snipertyler 143 weeks and 4 days ago

Thanks. I've edited the command to make it clearer.

By default ssh will use your current username (unless your .ssh/config says otherwise).

Comment by flatcap 143 weeks and 3 days ago

Streaming on the LAN via SSH? I'd vote for the SSH variant if you'd reposted it with a more appropriate title: "stream and copy a video from anywhere" or so, or if you are working for Google or such and your LAN is spread out between different data centers... :)

Comment by fnl 142 weeks and 5 days ago

@fnl Anything for votes ;-) Done.

Comment by flatcap 142 weeks and 5 days ago

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