Livestreamer is a command line interface (CLI) client which, upon given a streaming URL, retrives live streaming video from the URL, and pipes it into a native video player running on localhost. So with Livestreamer, you can enjoy live streaming from various sources via a much stable and lightweight video player such as VLC on mplayer, without opening a web browser. So you can make your pc lighter than when you use web browser. when you use browser for live streaming u must have flash plugin in your browser, sometimes this can make unresponsive or otherwise consumes a lot of cpu resources and even leak memory. that is because of the misbehaving/malfunctioning flash plugin.
currently, livestreamer supports streaming from over 20 different web sites incluiding Dailymotion, youtube.
Install Livestreamer on Linux
To install Livestreamer on Debian, Ubuntu or Linux Mint :
$ sudo apt-get install python-pip $ sudo pip install livestreamer
To install Livestreamer on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL :
$ sudo yum install python-pip $ sudo pip install livestreamer
by default, livestreamer attempts to pipe streaming into VLC player
How To Use Livestreamer
$ livestreamer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkYHTD9oCjc 240p
sory about my bad english 😀
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