[CentOS] Capturing audio streams with Linux?

Marko A. Jennings markobiz at bluegargoyle.com
Thu Sep 15 20:34:18 UTC 2005

Preston and Bryan,

Since your exchange has very little to do with CentOS, please take it off
line.  No need to reply, just do it.


On Thu, September 15, 2005 8:41 am, Preston Crawford said:
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
>> Preston Crawford <me at prestoncrawford.com> wrote:
>>> So I got a new Pocket PC this weekend (yes, you read that
>>> right, sorry, don't like the Palms on offer currently
>> Did you try the Treos?  I really can't stand a "start bar" in
>> a palm.  Slows me down.  But to each his own.
> Understand. My price point is lower, unfortunately. Around $300. And at
> that price point it's Tungstens and Zires. And all of them either have
> poor displays (visually) or that screen whine problem. Like you said, it's
> a personal preference thing and beside the point.
>>> and I can at least install software on it via Windows on
>>> VMWare).
>> Which means you're running Windows, no difference.
>> Again, to each his own, but I like a device I have total
>> control over under Linux.  I've been using a Treo 600 for
>> over a year, a Kyocera 7135 for 2 years before that and a
>> Kyocerta 6035 2 years before that (going back to early 2001).
> Which really is beside the point and I probably shouldn't have mentioned
> it so this didn't turn into a "why aren't you using Linux and a Palm"
> issue.
>>> One of the main things I wanted to do with it is get
>>> Audible.com again and listen to All Things Considered from
>>> NPR on the way home like I used to. Now I find out they not
>>> only don't have an agreement with Audible any longer
>>> where I can pay them for this service, but now they are
>>> podcasting, but not the whole show. *sigh*
>>> So what to do.... My thinking is to capture the stream from
>>> local affiliate and time shift until I leave work.
>>> But how do I do this (I know how to use dump with mplayer
>>> for this) without getting one gigantic file? Anyone have
>>> any experience with this?
>> No, but mplayer can split files IIRC.
> That's what I want to know. How do I take a stream and have it split the
> pieces of the real audio stream as they come in? It's taking them in as a
> playlist and dumping them into one big mp3 file. And that file is too
> unweildy for using with the MP3 player on my device, I fear. Besides, I
> don't want to have to copy that whole file at once. Or I'd like to be able
> to encode manually at a lower bitrate. Right now I'm using the command...
> /usr/bin/mplayer -playlist http://<servername>/feed.pls -dumpaudio
> -dumpfile atc.mp3
> Preston
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