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How do I record the live streaming screen with audio in Ubuntu 12.04. I read in some forums about Mplayer and VLC player. I tried using download helper, with no luck

These are the steps I do

  1. http://shalomtv.tv
  2. Click and play shalom India, the first tab, live televison

I found some similar problems, thought of giving the specific site in this question, for the guidance.

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The stream in your link seems to be a RTMP stream. Solution:

Downloading RTMP streams with rtmpdump and rtmpsrv

  1. Install rtmpdump by opening your terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T and using this command:

    sudo apt-get install rtmpdump
  2. Copy this command to the terminal:

    sudo iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 1935 -j REDIRECT
  3. Start rtmpsrv by typing in the terminal:

  4. Go to the website where the video stream is and start playing the video.

  5. After a while, rtmpsrv should output a longish command that will look something like this (just an example, the line below will not work!):

    rtmpdump -r "rtmp://livestream.someaddress.com/live/" -a "live/" -f "LNX 11,6,602,171" -W "https://www.someaddress.org/live/player.swf" -p "http://live.tv/" -y "nnnnnn.sdp" -o nnnnnn.flv
  6. Stop rtmpsrv with Ctrl + C. You can leave the website.

  7. Before downloading, copy this command to the terminal:

    sudo iptables -t nat -D OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 1935 -j REDIRECT
  8. Finally, copy the longish command starting with "rtmpdump -r..." and paste it in the terminal. rtmpdump should start downloading the stream. You can stop the downloading with Ctrl + C.

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Thanks. I will try this –  Suresh Mar 2 '13 at 7:10

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