Record a Video Web Stream?

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Gogetta
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Record a Video Web Stream?

Post by Gogetta » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:42 am

Hi,

Is it possible to record a stream from a URL on a QNAP NAS?

I want to record Motorsport from a stream and save it as a .mkv or a similar format.

Could anybody tell me if this is currently possible? And If so, what software I need to do it?

I have a TS-453B so it should have enough grunt for the job.

Thanks very much to any replies!
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Re: Record a Video Web Stream?

Post by dolbyman » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:32 am

depends on the stream

most official streams use drm ...so no chance of recording them ...without drm you could install a windows vm and look for streamripping software

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Re: Record a Video Web Stream?

Post by Gogetta » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:40 pm

Thanks for the reply dolbyman!

It's not an official stream so no DRM. I've just discovered that VLC can record. Downloaded VLC from the qnap club repository and now I can record the stream manually through HD Station with Remote Desktop. Works fine.

I know it's a long shot but is there any way I can schedule a recording? I know you can use crontab to schedule basic tasks but I wouldn't know where to start with scheduling a recording through VLC.

If it's basically impossible then I'll look into using a VM with Windows.
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Re: Record a Video Web Stream?

Post by Gogetta » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:06 pm

Sorry to bump my own thread.

Anyone got any ideas?
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Re: Record a Video Web Stream?

Post by dolbyman » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:53 pm

as said before, install a vm and use whatever tools you need (if you INSIST your nas needs to do the ripping)

no native tools for the nas available in the app center

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Re: Record a Video Web Stream?

Post by Gogetta » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:46 am

Thanks for the reply dolbyman.

Thanks for the advice. I'll look into using VM :DD
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