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bug #33837: Would it be possible for wget to fetch data from an RTP/RTSP stream?

Submitter:  Noël Köthe <nok>
Submitted:  Sat 23 Jul 2011 01:07:07 PM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.12 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  No
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Sat 23 Jul 2011 01:07:07 PM UTC, original submission:  


I primarily use wget to go out and grab data for viewing later.  I was
thinking the other day, "I would really
like to capture this streamed video so that I can look over it later." 
But I have not been able to find
anything that works nearly as well as I would like.  wget's biggest
strength is that it goes out to the net
and reads any arbitrary stream of data.  This seems to me like a fairly
obvious next step for this program to
take on.  It already supports http https and ftp; I think that RTP/RTSP
would be a very valuble extension of
this multipurpose tool.  I do not know how wide a use it would have,
but I think that adding another protocol
for content fetching would be within the development path for this tool.


Noël Köthe <nok>


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