Stream Recording With VLC
My Pond Station installation broadcasts a live MP3 web stream hosted by the Locus Sonus soundmap. If you want to record the stream to your computer I suggest VLC. (This guide refers to VLC version 2.1.2 on Mac OS, but the Windows and Linux versions should be similar.)
Step By Step
- Download and install VLC. (free & open source)
- Launch VLC and choose “Open Network…” from the File menu.
- Paste the stream address into the URL field. For Pond Station the address is:
- Check “Streaming/Saving”.
- Click “Settings…” to open the settings window
- Check “Display the stream locally” which means that you will hear the live stream while recording it to disk.
- Choose “Raw” as your Encapsulation Method.
- Choose your destination file and change the extension to mp3.
- Click “OK” to return to the previous window.
- Click the “Open” button to begin recording your stream.
- VLC will record until you press stop.
• The counter at the bottom of the window will show you how long you’ve been recording. (The “Duration” in the playlist will be zeros since a live stream has no inherent length.)
• If you press play VLC will record again, giving the option to keep your existing file or overwrite it.
Other Stream Recorders:
(see list of Streamripper “frontends” for Mac/Win/Linux options. I’ve had good luck with XStreamRipper on the Mac.)
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