[MPlayer-users] Re: dump _and_ play

Louis-David Mitterrand vindex+lists-mplayer-users at apartia.org
Wed Jun 21 13:51:30 CEST 2006

On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 01:43:09PM +0200, Stefan Sassenberg wrote:
> Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is it possible (maybe in newer mplayer versions) to view a stream and 
> > copy it to a file simultaneously?
> I use dumpstream to record a dvb stream (like "mplayer dvb://station 
> -dumpstream -dumpfile file.dump"). While recording, the file can be 
> played with "mplayer file.dump". You can even seek the stream.

Thanks for the tip.

vlc has a nice buil-in stream duplication facility :

vlc --sout "#duplicate{dst=display,dst=std{access=file,url=/tmp/phile.mpg}}" 

Let's hope something similar might be incorporated into mplaye some day.

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