Author Topic: Capturing streaming video  (Read 966 times)

andygates

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Capturing streaming video
« on: July 12, 2008, 09:21:14 pm »
A friend is racing Ironman Austria tomorrow.  They have a "finish line cam" and it'd be great to watch her finish after being her "bike guy" for the last couple of years.  I know roughly her expected finish time, and they will be posting split times around the course, but my PC doesn't have the memory to hold half an hour of video in memory, which is how CamStudio does it.

Is there a screen-capture or stream-capture tool that writes directly to disk?

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Valiant

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Re: Capturing streaming video
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 09:32:19 pm »
What kinda stream is it?
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andygates

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Re: Capturing streaming video
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 09:41:01 pm »
Dunno until it starts.  The audio clips on their site are just MP3s; I'd have thought the video would be FLV?
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andygates

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Re: Capturing streaming video
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008, 10:04:07 pm »
But this stream never ends (it'll run for about 12 hours).  Keepvid waits for the end then saves the temp file, doesn't it?
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redshift

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Re: Capturing streaming video
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2008, 10:14:13 pm »
Could it be done in VLC?  I've captured streamed stuff in it in the past (under Linux), but I don't know if it'll do an open-ended thing.  MPlayer on Linux can also capture (right-click|save as), but I think that's only after it's seen the whole file.
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andygates

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Re: Capturing streaming video
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 01:46:51 pm »
Right, they've started the stream.

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Re: Capturing streaming video
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2008, 02:40:38 pm »
Ok, so far I have big Fail in the recording side:  MPlayer plays it happily, but I can't get it to save the stream.  VLC won't open it (fails with a 'no access module' error).  On that basis, I'm going out for a ride on the trike.  After the last week's abysmal weather, it's too nice to be inside playing pooters.  :D
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andygates

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Re: Capturing streaming video
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2008, 03:39:29 pm »
Gosh I'm a fool.  I'm gonna be out when she finishes (!)

(ooh 'eck her last 10k split was at 14kph, I hope that's just the climb and not a problem!)
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