Use curl to save an MP3 stream

curl -sS -o $outfile -m $showlengthinseconds $streamurl
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.

By: sud0er
2009-12-22 22:37:42

What Others Think

Why not using streamripper instead? streamripper -l $TIME $LINK_TO_PLAYLIST
illu · 587 weeks and 5 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
redestructa · 430 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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