kodi ffmpeg save with play using menu - kodi recording videos - 08

Channel: NapoleonWils0n


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

Initializing link download... Initializing link download.....

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