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Use curl to save an MP3 stream

Terminal - Use curl to save an MP3 stream
curl -sS -o $outfile -m $showlengthinseconds $streamurl
2009-12-22 22:37:42
User: sud0er
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Use curl to save an MP3 stream

I use this with cron to timeshift radio programs from a station's live stream.

You will get an error message at the end like "curl: (28) Operation timed out after 10000 milliseconds with 185574 bytes received"; to suppress that but not other error messages, you can append "2>&1 | grep -v "(28)"" to the end of the command.

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Why not using streamripper instead?

streamripper -l $TIME $LINK_TO_PLAYLIST
Comment by illu 233 weeks and 3 days ago

You should clean the resulting mp3, cause garbage at the beginning of the file may be unreadable for some players, for example the built in chrome player. to clean the file use mp3val -f

Comment by redestructa 76 weeks and 4 days ago

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