Saving what MPlayer has Downloaded
Some streaming media is subject to copyright, and keeping of such material may be regarded as illegal.
So, of course, you mustn't do it !
How to Save "Legal" Downloaded Streams
If you have MPlayer installed into your Arachne setup as per the instructions here ,
then this should work for you.
- Alt+E - to shell out to DOS.
- cd mplayer - to move to the MPlayer directory.
- dir - to see what files are there.
- Look for the files ASXFILE or REALAUD.RA. The stream has been downloaded and saved as one of these two,
depending on whether it was a RealAudio stream (then REALAUD.RA is the one) or if it was a
Of course, if the file was downloaded using the .OOK file (mp_rm.ook), then the downloaded file will be called ASXFILE.RM.
- Rename the file - ASXFILE(.RM) or REALAUD.RA - to something appropriate.
It would be useful if you have noted what sort of file was being downloaded while the
text screen was being shown. It is easy to see what is being downloaded - have a look
at the two screenshots here (ra) and
This is for your own benefit, because MPlayer will play it whatever the
file name or extension, by looking into the files first. But if you want to use another player,
or call MPlayer from another program, an incorrect filename may clog things up.
- Move or Copy the renamed file to where you keep your media files.
- cd .. - to move back into the main Arachne directory.
- EXIT to return to Arachne.
Remember: If you want to save a downloaded stream, do it before you start another stream.
Otherwise, the file may be automatically over-written.