Watch Al Jazeera Live in Linux with one command

If you are a fun of Aljazeera News channel, this is a nice command that allow you to watch Al Jazeera live in your Linux desktop. I tested the command and is working like a charm.




First check if you have rtmpdump installed, if not install it using the command :

sudo apt-get install rtmpdump

Now to start watching Aljazeera live, open terminal and enter the following command

To use Mplayer :


$ rtmpdump -v -r rtmp:// -y "aljazeera_en_veryhigh" -a
 "aljazeeraflashlive-live" -o -| mplayer -

To use VLC player :

$ rtmpdump -v -r rtmp:// -y "aljazeera_en_veryhigh" -a
"aljazeeraflashlive-live" -o -| vlc -


Enjoy :)

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  • Snuzzl3

    Awesome, thx man!

  • Reverend Hugh Jarse

    thats two commands ;)

  • Zinovsky

    Use just one command.
    Command one if you want to watch in Mplayer, Command to if you want to use VLC instead

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  • Anonymous

    it’s not working for me, I get an error in a command: RTMP_ReadPacket, failed to read RTMP packet header

  • Zippy999

     No worky me too. 

    Error:   [0x876db50] main stream error: cannot pre fill buffer.

    I have no idea how to fix this