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A Simple Approach To Grabbing Streaming Audio Playlists With Unix Or Linux

Apr 15, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"You'll still never hear any of Pantera's tunes (even re-worked to be more family-friendly ;) on regular rotation. So, when a new metal station does pop up, I like to grab as much as I can grab (legally, of course) while they're still around. Back in High School, I used to have a regular tape player hooked up to a regular receiver to tape RPM (Real Precious Metal) on WVVX for the 3 hours it was on a night so I could listen to it later. What I'm about to show you here (or begin to show you) is in the same spirit. You want to listen to the tunes (and maybe buy some albums... I mean CD's ;) and you just don't have the time to listen when it's convenient. Light rock goes over well in most office environments. Crank up Death's Crystal Mountain and half of a Lamb Of God tune and you'll probably be ejected from the premises ;)

Our assumptions for today's experiment are this:
1. You have very little idea about how to download streaming playlists. That's okay. This is basic enough that you don't need to.
2. You already have a packet capture program setup.
3. You've isolated it so that it doesn't pick up too much noise from other computers on your network (although we'll filter out everything else anyway)
4. You're ready to ROCK and it's been far too long since you've been able to do so.
5. You can bring up Rebel Radio's MySpace Page in your browser and hear the music when it starts playing. Their playlist changes fairly often, so it's a great page to hit for uncut, sometimes offensive, metal (The best kind :)"

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