Download video: kodi ffmpeg save with play using menu - kodi recording videos - 08

Channel: NapoleonWils0n


TIP: Right-click and select "Save link as.." to download video

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Save any video stream from kodi by using ffmpeg as an external video player and dumping the stream in the background.

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