Recording Streaming Audio?

Brent Harding bharding at
Mon Feb 13 15:33:10 UTC 2006

I had a shell account around with a fair amount of space once, and I put 
this in a cron script using a symbolic link for wget named acb or acbradio, 
so at the right time, I could say "killall acbradio." My problem was that 
using it on Interactive, I'd get 2 hours of backup loop week after week 
after week. Maybe in their infancy, if you joined the stream and a backup 
stream came in, it wouldn't go away when the broadcaster started unless you 
refreshed the client. They could be using winamp magic in that thing too to 
make that happen that wget just won't deal with.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 2:26 AM
Subject: Re: Recording Streaming Audio?

> Hi.  I can't help you with Real files such as .rm, .ram, etc but I can 
> help with mp3 streams.  You can record many of them if you have wget 
> installed.  This isn't foolproof but works great for ACB Radio and others 
> I've tested.  For mms streams such as Windows Media Player, I suggest 
> mimms.  I'm on Debian which has a package but I don't know about other 
> distros.
> For wget, you would do something like this.  My syntax might be off but it 
> gives you the idea.  Yes, you can have it read the pls file directly as 
> long as it only contains an http url.  If it has the usual Winamp header, 
> wget will complain.
> wget -itest.pls -Ofile.mp3
> wget -Omainstream.mp3
> I think the -O switch should be upper case but I might be wrong.  Good 
> luck and I hope someone has an idea for grabbing Real streams.
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