If you wish to monitor your Linux system in realtime, use dstat. Use a man dstat to see a list of possible options, since they are extensive and dstat can output system usage, memory usage, load times, network information, NFS, therman, VMWare, CPU, sendmail and MySQL usage, among others.Try dstat -tamn -M topcpu where -tamn… Read More »
Did you know that you only need MPlayer to record a live radio station? Use mplayer http://ip:port/ -ao pcm:file=radio.wav -vo null -vc null to dump a radio.wav file of the audio stream. You can later convert it to MP3 using LAME or Audacity.
Dropbox is a nifty little application that lets you sync and share files on the Internet and between several computers. Want to send a movie to a friend? Use Dropbox. Want to have a common folder for pictures that you and your girlfriend can update on different computers? Use Dropbox. The problem with Dropbox is… Read More »
All you need to record a live stream from the web is MPlayer. Use the -dumpstream argument to capture a MMS, ASF or Live WMV stream to a file called stream.dump. For example: mplayer -dumpstream mmsh://streamer3.carnation.hu/mtvonlinem2?MSWMExt=.asf will create a stream.dump file that you can later rename to my_recorded_stream.wmv.Note: this will not work with Flash-powered streams.