Full metal racket mp3’s

I have set up a process to record the weekly Australian heavy metal radio ‘Full metal racket” on JJJ which also broadcasts over the internet. I did this using Cron, Bash scripting, Mplayer using the -streamdump switch and PHP. Then I host the Mp3 files on my site for download on IPods or portable mp3 players for listening at our own leisure.
For those that are interested this is the bash script called DownloadFMR.sh:

1) #!/bin/sh
2) mp3filename=Full_Metal_Racket-`date +%y%m%d`
3) /home/slith/apps/MPlayer-1.0rc1/mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile /home/slith/emkay.unpointless.com/FMR/${mp3filename}.mp3

Here is my crontab; maybe theres a better way of stoping the recording than killing all instances of mplayer. Does anyone know?

0 5 * * 2 /home/slith/scripts/DownloadFMR.sh > /home/slith/mylogs/FMR.log
0 8 * * 2 kill -9 `ps -ef | grep DownloadFMR.sh | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $2}’`
0 8 * * 2 kill -9 `ps -ef | grep mplayer | grep -v grep | awk ‘{print $2}’`

If all you care about is downloading the shows in Mp3 format you can find these here.

Full metal racket Slayer

10 Responses to “Full metal racket mp3’s”

  1. Paul Says:

    hehe, this is pretty cool, but just wondering what happened to the last one, it got cut to 25MB, when others are at the 168MB mark?

  2. Paul Says:

    Fark YEAH!!!, It seem to be back to normal now, :D

    Reckon it was the cron jobs I added in, or maybe something else caused it to work again??

  3. jwhatson Says:

    Yeah my thoughts exactly, what you did or day light savings ended over in US. :/

  4. Alan Says:

    Hey, are you still uploading these? if so, what’s the site? I’ve been lookin everywhere for the full download, the jjj site only ever hosts the highlights…

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    Test message
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  9. Jun Says:

    thanks for the info on the scripts.

  10. JohnWill Says:

    Hi everyone, I am from Singapore, nice to be a member here.

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