hello all -
in the latest version of Ubuntu, I set up a simple little bash script that kicks off an instance of streamripper - the recording lasts approx 4-5 hours. I run the script on a regular basis using a cron job. Everything seems to be working fine, but i still have one little issue.
I was wondering what would be the best way to reduce the file size of the recorded stream as much as possible.
* this is talk radio, so quality doesn't matter too much
* because i'm recording 4-5 hours at a time, file sizes could get really big
Can i set streamripper to capture the stream at a very low bitrate? (i didn't see an option for setting bitrate in the streamripper parameter list)
Or would i be better off to allow streamripper to do its thing, create the mp3, and then maybe run yet another utility against the mp3 file to try to crunch it down some more? I just need to get the file sizes down to the smallest possible size they can be.