mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile “yourfile” -playlist “URL”

I use this command to save RTSP video streams over night from one of our national TV stations, so I won’t have to squeeze the data through my slow internet connection when I want to watch it the next day.

For ease of use, you might want to put this in a file:

#!/bin/bash

FILE=”`basename \”$1\”`”

mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile “$FILE” -playlist “$1”

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