Recording Streaming Audio?

Tony Baechler tony at
Tue Feb 14 16:27:14 UTC 2006


I have two more comments on recording streams under Linux.  First, 
the package I was thinking of is streamripper.  You can get it at:

I know there are Debian and FreeBSD packages for it so it should run 
on other distros.  It only does mp3 files.  I think it can handle 
.pls files directly since it claims compatibility with Shoutcast 
servers.  I've used it to record ACB Radio Interactive with some success.

The other comment is about .wma and .asf streams.  I don't know 
anything about Mplayer and don't use it.  However, I've found that 
mimms works best.  It is also in Debian and you could try but I'm not sure if that's right.  It records streams 
and makes them seekable, or at least those I've heard are.  It 
doesn't handle meta files directly but you could probably do:

mimms `cat file.asx`

That is untested though.  It is designed for mms urls.  If anyone 
knows a way to get RealMedia, I'm interested.

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