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Old 07-19-2006, 01:48 AM   #1
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Flash Audio command line player?

I am running Slackware 2.6.13 and I am looking for a command line audio player that will play streaming audio that uses Flash as the interface. I am familar with Sox, Audacity, Xine, XMMS and so on.. But I need to be able to play the audio strickly from the command line. Is it possible to pull the Flash audio stream and pipe it through /dev/dsp or /dev/audio so that I can use shoutcast or something else to rebroadcast it so I can listen to it from another workstation.

Hopefully I explained what I'm trying to do accurately...
Old 07-19-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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Frankly, I don't think thats possible without direct editing of the program thats pulling the stream. However, if it is you might want to look into Mplayer. I know that it runs from a terminal, but I don't know if it will work in text mode. I also don't know if it plays the flash audio format, although im sure you can look it up. Good luck
Old 07-20-2006, 03:23 AM   #3
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I figured it out. Using this script. Seems to work for wav files only

mplayer -playlist playlist.asx -ao pcm:file=mystream_`date +%b%d_%H%M_%Y`.wav -vc dummy -vo null ;

the entire script is one line

the playlist.asx is the name of the stream. I did a wget on the url and just used the filename it DL'ed as my playlist.asx. I also added variables to name the file with month/date/hour/minute/year.

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