There are several approaches to capturing streaming audio for you to listen to at a later time. Mplayer provides all that is required and is actively maintained and well used. Coupled with sox you can create ogg files to store on your hard disk and to listen to as you wish.
We can record a live audio stream from the Internet using mplayer. The following example records from TwinCities FM, Wannero, Western Australia (http://www.twincitiesfm.com.au/. You need to interrupt (e.g., Ctrl-C) mplayer at some stage, once enough has been recorded. The sox command then translates the resulting wav file into the more compressed ogg format.
$ mplayer mms://184.108.40.206:1426/live \ -nocache -ao pcm:file=xstream.wav -vo null -vc dummy $ sox xstream.wav xstream.ogg
$ play xstream.wav
Ref: Tony McNamara
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