kodi ffmpeg save with play using menu - kodi recording videos - 08
TIP: Right-click and select "Save link as.." to download video
Initializing link download.....
Press c on the keyboard select the play using menu,
and then select ffmpeg-save as external player to record the video in the background.
You can then return to kodi and watch another video while you record a video stream in the background using ffmpeg.
You have to manually quit the ffmpeg process by finding the ffmpeg process id and then quiting it.
# Find the process id
ps aux | grep ffmpeg
# kill the process
sudo kill process-id-from-ps-aux
# or use killalll
sudo killall ffmpeg
Kodi lets you override the built in video player and use an external video player,
by creating a text file called playercorefactory.xml
We will define ffmpeg, rtmpdump, vlc and mpv as external players in the playercorefactory.xml,
which will allow us to record video streams opened from kodi
# Git repo for playercorefactory.xml file and bash scripts
# youtube playlist