[mythtv-users] Recording internet radio - will mythstream do it?

David Fishburn dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 18:09:44 UTC 2008

> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 2:14 PM, David Fishburn
> <dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> MythTV 0.21
>> I want to record about 5 minutes of radio everyday.
>> If MythStream can listen to the shows (internet streaming) does this
>> mean we can also record the show as well?
>> From what I read, it doesn't look like it can record.
>> Anyone done anything similar?
> Yes and no. I use mplayer rather than myth for this (it can dump 2
> hour shows from the BBC's listen again pages in about 15 minutes). If
> you google for "mplayer record bbc radio" you'll find links to scripts
> to do this. It works for live radio too.

Thanks Chris and Steve.

It was quite simple and I used a combination of the 2 suggestions.

I wouldn't have thought of adding & and the killall inside the shell
script.  That makes it more localized which I like.

When you launch a program like this:
mplayer ... &

Is there a way you can know the PID it just launched to pass it to killall?
That way if mythtv is using the mplayer instead of the internal player
I don't kill it as well.


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