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Old 09-10-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Want to record from the internet

Using Debian Lenny
I want to record some clips from a website
There are 5 clips.
I can record them through the sound card (I used arecord before), but
I need a program where I can pause the recording, because I want to
record the clips one after the other in one file.

I have Mplayer installed, if this works.

Old 09-10-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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as they are just flash objects, I think you should be able to play the swf url in mplayer and just use -dumpaudio to save the audio to a file. Certainly no need to actually record audio from a soundcard.
Old 09-10-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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I clicked on clip 1 and passed the url to mplayer and got the following
joe@debian:~$ mplayer
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.2-DFSG-free (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz (Family: 15, Model: 1, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Resolving for AF_INET6...
Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6:
Resolving for AF_INET...
Connecting to server[]: 80...
Cache size set to 320 KBytes
Cache fill:  0.43% (1421 bytes)
Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: avisynth.dll, /usr/lib/codecs/avisynth.dll,
/usr/lib/win32/avisynth.dll, /usr/local/lib/win32/avisynth.dll

Exiting... (End of file)
I'm new to mplayer, just installed it and am trying to learn to use it.
I installed w32codecs.

I don't know how to dump the file. I'm assuming I would use -dumpstream and
-dumpfile. How would I convert it to ogg or mp3?

Do you know of any turorials that would be helpful in learning Mplayer?

Old 09-11-2009, 02:22 PM   #4
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Well, idk if this info will be useful or not, but I found the .swf file in the temporary files dir: /tmp/plugtmp-1/plugin-cnc-audio11.swf. Path might be slightly different for you. Only problem is, Idk what to do with a swf file. I can open it with firefox, but... That's it so far.


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