[SATLUG] Re: SATLUG podcast saving to file

Howard Haradon hharadon at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 16:05:04 CDT 2008

>  Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 19:55:32 -0600 (CST)
>  From: Borries Demeler <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu>
>  Subject: Re: [SATLUG] podcast saving to file
>  To: satlug at satlug.org
>  Message-ID: <200803090155.m291tWgh009517 at biochem.uthscsa.edu>
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>  >
>  > On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Borries Demeler
>  > <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
>  > > I am trying to capture the output of a podcast from the command line,
>  > >  but am not sure how to capture the stream to a file I can play back later.
>  > >  I can open the link in firefox and play it on my computer, but there is no
>  > >  option to capture the podcast as a file, although the entire stream according
>  > >  to the application is buffered on the playing application. How do I do that?
>  >
>  > If Firefox was able to open it, try copying the URL and pasting it to mplayer:
>  >
>  > mplayer -vo null -ao pcm http://some.url.com/podcast
>  >
>  > If that doesn't work try adding the '-playlist' option after -ao pcm
>  Neither worked for me.

Hi,  it looks like the mencorder function of mplayer may be the solution.
I would google around with a search string that had "mencorder how to record
podcast" in it to see what might work.
Good luck, Howard
Howard Haradon
San Antonio, TX  USA

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