Watch Al-Jazeera English live with just one terminal command

I’ve been watching Al-Jazeera for sometime now, mostly via their on-demand Youtube Channel or their stream provided at http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now. They are clunky and obstructive and as far as I noticed, the flash player affects the stream performance.

r11t from HN posted this snipplet that will grab a full-HD stream from AJE and pipe it into MPlayer, avoiding the horrible and slow flash player.

rtmpdump -v -r rtmp://livestfslivefs.fplive.net/livestfslive-live/ -y "aljazeera_en_veryhigh?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId=" -W "http://admin.brightcove.com/viewer/us1.24.04.08.2011-01-14072625/federatedVideoUI/BrightcovePlayer.swf -p "http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ -a "aljazeeraflashlive-live?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId=" | mplayer -