[sclug] capturing audio output of browsers?

John Stumbles sclug at yaph.org.uk
Fri Aug 8 20:16:43 UTC 2008

In Ye Olde Days of primitive sound architectures one could capture the 
audio output of an application with vsound. However on a system with 
ALSA it doesn't seem to work. Anyone know if it's possible anyhow? 
Specifically to capture output of browser-hosted flash-based streaming 
audio players.

(Functional requirement: to grab persistent copies of programmes made 
available only for limited time and on a clunky proprietary player by a 
certain large broadcasting corporation. Said corp's streaming audio 
formats are a moving target to capture directly, but in a FLOSS 
environment it should always be possible to grab the output of the 
player, however obfuscated its inner workings.)

John Stumbles                                       http://yaph.org.uk

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