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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: nlspls on Dec 05, '03 10:56:16AM
If you don't like the command line you can try this StreamRipperX.
It spilts the stream into indivdual files and keeps the mp3 tags intact.

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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: cryptlib on Dec 05, '03 06:10:22PM

StreamripperX doesn't appear to support anything but MP3, unfortunately. Mplayer gives you WMV, which is kinda nice, but being able to grab RealAudio would be the kitties' titties. Currently, I use a couple of Windows tools in VPC for this, but they make me feel so....dirty. Hopefully, these tools will come along soon, since Real supposedly opened up their "protocol books".

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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: bluehz on Dec 05, '03 06:22:27PM

There are several utilities that work to grab RealAudio including AduioHijack (not the pro version that requires Application Enhancer - BLECH PATOOEEE PATOOEE!), RadioLover and Raw all do an excellent job of recording internet audio. I recently ran into Raw and was very excited by its claim to "record internet radio direct to MP3 or AAC format". This is by far optimal as all other utilities record to AIF format - which if you have ever recorded a long sequence - ten you know it can generate HUGE files! So I tried RAW and it is a very slick utility including a built in browser but its claim of recording direct to AAC or MP3 is a bit misleading. It actually records to AIF format then converts to the other format after completion - so you still need all that HD space.

My personal favorite is Audio Hijack (NOT APE Audio Hijack Pro), it does a fantastic job.

I have been wondering about these apps and their process of hijacking the audio output (which is basically what they all do). If we could find out how that is done - it would open up all sorts of possibilities including CLI recording and piping to an AAC encoder direct. Anyone have any ideas how that whole deal works?



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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: gdanko on Dec 06, '03 02:46:33AM

You can get the Real Media codec to stream/rip Real files. You can download the command line version at the Sourceforge home page. :)

I have both the CLI and GUI versions.



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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: amacaulay on Dec 06, '03 01:10:50PM

Where is it? "No matches found for macos real media" Andy.



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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: wantmore on Dec 06, '03 02:06:24PM

I searched sourceforge but could not find it.
Any hints? Tnx!



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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: wayne t on Apr 12, '05 12:52:41AM

have a browse at http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/Multimedia/Tools/



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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: gdanko on Dec 06, '03 02:44:55AM

StreamRipper won't rip Windows Media or Real Media. :(



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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: blgrace on Dec 06, '03 07:27:01PM

You could also try WireTap from Ambrosia, it only does AIFF but it grabs sound from any source as it plays..streams, games DVD etc.

[url]http://www.ambrosiasw.com[/url]



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Rip MP3 and windows media streams from the command line
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 09, '04 02:42:11PM

Glad WireTap got mentioned here; I am trying it right now and am successfully recording a speech played back by RealOne [free] player. I can't save the file in Real [I don't know whether the free player even allows saving, or whether this particular file isn't save-enabled], but I'm getting fine AIFF recordings of it. One problem that has nothing to do with WireTap: The Real player keeps stopping, every 15 minutes or so, forcing me to find the place in this speech where we left off recording, then start a new WireTap recording. So perhaps we can't count on unattended recording of some streaming audio ... nevertheless, WireTap is cool, and your mentions of it on this site are much appreciated here.

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