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Rotate VLC streaming files

On 4/21/07, Matt Kowalski <matt.kowalski at> wrote:
> I have a VLC server streaming audio from a scanner over a network which I
> can easily listen to with the VLC player.  I've successfully recorded the
> audio to an mp3 file on Windows and on Linux.  The problem is I want to
> record 24/7 and have the file rotate every day but can't seem to write a
> shell script that will properly rotate the file.  Does anyone have any
> experience with this?

I would think a cron job set to midnight would work.  Make the invoked
script look for any previous scripts running, and send a signal to
exit cleanly.  Make it spawn vlc and write to a file using 'date +%F'.
 You could rotate the old captures as well.  There are many ways to do
Kristian Hermansen

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