mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile stream_video_name url

Use mplayer to save video streams to a file

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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2013-12-13 18:28:16

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  • 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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    mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile "yourfile" -playlist "URL"
    Alanceil · 2009-02-28 22:18:17 0

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