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Got that. Now, how do I find the location of the stream?
Not to sound ungrateful, but the reason I post to the Newbie thread, is because I am a Newbie. I don't understand most of what you tell me. If you can be more specific, I will greatly appreciate it. Please don't take offense from my frustration.
I can't remember how exactly I got the mms.. but i *think* you just do a wget on the page where the stream is then browse the file for mms or anything else that resembles a URL. Then copy/paste it in a browser or use "mplayer url" to make sure the stream plays and it's not a pre-recorded ad.
If you are using streamtuner you can easily rip to your hd using streamripper. If you want to rip random streams from within a browser you can install the downloadhelper extension in firefox and it will rip almost anything including video! I have also used KRec recording tool (kde) it works really well.
If your audio application is playing using the ALSA driver, you can simple enable the capture input in alsamixer, and then use and ALSA recording program to capture whatever you are playing. I tend to use arecord (the command line ALSA utility) for this, but you could also use a GUI app which can use the ALSA driver.
Okay. Matthew, your suggestion seems the simplest. I've tried it a few different ways, but can't get anything to record.
Are you saying I should right-click the speaker icon and change it from Master to Capture? I've done that, and some other things. Then I used SoundRecorder. It records, but no sound is heard when I play it back.
I understand some of what you're suggesting, but not enough to be successful.
I use streamtuner, streamripper and vlc enabled for the media player currently with Fedora 8 and previously with other Fedoras. When I have streamtuner running the gui has "Tune In,Record,Browse" in the top menu lit up "green" and while listening to audio I click on "Record" and streamripper begins recording to a directory in "home".
Often an easy way to get around the problem of finding the exact location of the sound stream is to use the -playlist option of mplayer. Below is an example that uses my favourite radio broadcast on Australian radio and saves it to a file called ftgws.wav:
(For anyone reading this as an 'old post' bear in mind that this file will be active only for a month at this address.) And if you look closely at the actual ram file by using wget and opening the ram file with a text editor:
Try audacity for recording audio strems.
You just have to choose witch source to record (mix, aux, vol) but it worked out of the box for me.
After recording you just export the stream to whatever format you like, mp3, ogg, wav..
I can't do it with Audicity or SoundRecorder. I've tried all the possible Capture, Capture Mux, IEC958, Front, etc. combinations. Audacity does nothing, and SoundRecorder "says" it's recording. But nothing plays back.
I poke around and find a possible URL, and use streamripper. Then get ad infinitum of this: