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Looking for a better system of recording live streaming.

Currently I use screen capture software but the problem is I have to get up in the wee hours NZ time to start and stop streaming/recording. I want to find some way to switch on streaming and recording to a schedule; I'm simply too cheap to leave it running all night for a few hours coverage, given the internet charges in NZ.

Anyone got any ideas? (I'm running dear old XP pro by the way)
 
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Currently I use screen capture software but the problem is I have to get up in the wee hours NZ time to start and stop streaming/recording. I want to find some way to switch on streaming and recording to a schedule; I'm simply too cheap to leave it running all night for a few hours coverage, given the internet charges in NZ.

Anyone got any ideas? (I'm running dear old XP pro by the way)

ive not seen any software to do it in a long time, not for streams anyway. MOst software relies on some sort of EPG guide to start the recording but then it needs the feed coming in through a tv card, or the software.

I suppose, in theory if the stream was a flash(flv) stream you could create a bat file to start up your browser at a certain time (and set your browsers home page as the stream page), and set flvrecorder or something to start at the same time, but it would be complicated.

something here may to it, but for internet streams i think you may really struggle. it would need to be setup before the stream was on and would be dependant on the stream automatically starting etc.

there are apps for specific things, for example for iplayer in the uk, i have a dos program that can rip programs from it, or record them using a dos based epg etc, but they tend to be broadcaster specific.

if i see anything i will let you know.

to be honest, most races are either youtubed or on bittorrent, its hardly worth the trouble.