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How to watch live streaming video from the command line on Linux

Feb 03, 2014, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xmodulo)

Livestreamer is a command line interface (CLI) client which, upon given a streaming URL, retrieves live streaming video from the URL, and pipes it into a native video player running on local host. So with Livestreamer, you can enjoy live streaming from various sources via a much stable and lightweight video player such as VLC or mplayer, without opening a web browser.

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