Getting the URL of an audio stream (and recording a stream)?

dotnina

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I'd like to use a program like AudioHijack to record a certain online radio show each week at a certain time. Before I can do that, it seems that I need to know the exact URL of the stream. The problem is, the station I want to record uses a proprietary player and I can't figure out what the URL of the actual stream is: here's what I mean.

Is there still some way to be able to automatically get the show recorded each week? What about a URL digger thinger to get the direct link to the audio stream? Thanks in advance for any tips. :)
 

wrldwzrd89

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Jun 6, 2003
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dotnina said:
I'd like to use a program like AudioHijack to record a certain online radio show each week at a certain time. Before I can do that, it seems that I need to know the exact URL of the stream. The problem is, the station I want to record uses a proprietary player and I can't figure out what the URL of the actual stream is: here's what I mean.

Is there still some way to be able to automatically get the show recorded each week? What about a URL digger thinger to get the direct link to the audio stream? Thanks in advance for any tips. :)
I could probably find it if I was at a Mac without WMP, like my own...but I'm stuck at a Windows machine, and all attempts to hide WMP's existence from Windows are failing.
 
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varmit

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Aug 5, 2003
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i believe the url for the cast is: http://ccdig.liquidviewer.com/kysr
If you are using Safari, click on Window on the top bar across the top, then Choose Activity. This shows all the jpegs and swf files, basically the activity for every site you are currently at. That URL above is a part of the activity for the little window of the proprietary player. Going though it I found the URL which when put into Safari to go to that address, it opens up MS Media player and plays the stream. So that URL is the stream.

I tried to open it with iTunes but it didn't work.
 
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dotnina

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Wow -- thanks wrldwzrd89 (for your good intentions) and varmit (for the link)! You guys are great. I really appreciate that, this issue has been nagging me for a while. It looks like this is a ms-asf thing, which is a format Microsoft uses(?) ... anyway, it opens fine in Windows Media Player, and it looks like Audio Hijack lets you specify both a link and the appropriate program to open the link. :) It's recording right now.

Thanks thanks thanks thanks again. :)
 
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daveL

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Jun 18, 2003
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For "normal" streams, i.e. not WMP, you can use wget or streamripper (both are command line open source). I use streamripper from cron to record a radio stream for my wife every Sunday evening (WAMU, Big Broadcast - old time radio serials).
 
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