Ripping Streams Directly to mp3?

Rudy Vener salt at
Mon Apr 26 13:04:31 UTC 2010

lame can  compress  directly from the standard input to the standard output
	      cat inputfile | lame -r -m m -b 24 --resample 22.05 - - > output

so create a script called stream2mp3 liks so:
	      lame -r -m m -b 24 --resample 22.05 - - 

then call your streaming process pipe it to stream2mp3 and redirect 
to your output.mp3 file.

On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 10:07:16PM -0700, Hart Larry wrote:
> This has been chalenging for several years.  I am useing  a script which 
> uses mencoder to rip video to an avi  and audio streams to a wave.  Sure 
> the finished product plays nicely, but since its in .wav formatif that 
> wave file runs more than 3hours, lame will not handle it, won't even know 
> its there.
> So, in reality on May 06 I want to record the stream of Sky-News during 
> British Elections, directly to an mp3.  Mp3 is the final format I keep 
> most of my audio news-coverage in.  In mp3 I can record many more hours 
> of:
> mms://
> Can some1 please suggest a direct way of doing this without making waves. 
>  I am still in FC9
> Thanks so much in advance
> Hart
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