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 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:// -y "aljazeera_en_veryhigh?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId=" -W " -p " -a "aljazeeraflashlive-live?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId=" | mplayer -