truncated files, or mplayer madness

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 18:19:49 MDT 2007


Just a quick thought, one quick and dirty way to do it is to do
something like this,.

wget streamurl | mplayer

On 9/6/07, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you can post the URL I may be able to help with the stream rip,
> it's usually not all that difficult.  I have several MSDN video
> learning streams I had to view via a stream rip before, that did
> similar things.
>
> On 9/6/07, Michael Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> > So I'm trying to use mplayer to give me .wav output of a streamed audio
> > program, say NPR's all things considered.  The problem is that the link
> > is actually a playlist (can't seem to download it properly though).  So
> > mplayer goes through the sections one by one and dutifully writes out
> > the file, and then when the next one comes along, immediately truncates
> > the file, which is very useless.
> >
> > I thought I'd be smart and write the audio output to stdout, and then
> > redirect it or concatenate it to a file.  Surprise! the stdout stream is
> > truncated too, so the same things happens, which I find odd.
> >
> > Does anyone have any solution to this problem?  All the mplayer list can
> > suggest is that one download the playlist and run each url manually.
> > Yet I can't do this.  If I download the asx file, then download the url
> > contained in there, I just get the original asx file again.  Very
> > frustrating.  Does anyone know how to get the playlist urls?
> >
> > thanks.
> >
> > Michael
> >
> >
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