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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.
There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!
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:
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile "$FILE" -playlist "$1"
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