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Re: Real Audio on F12



On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 13:55 +0100, Pikachu_2014 wrote:
> 
> 
> 2009/12/14 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>
>         
>         On Sun, 2009-12-13 at 15:44 +0100, ELMORABITY Mohamed wrote:
>         > Le dimanche 13 décembre 2009 à 14:33 +0000, Patrick
>         O'Callaghan a
>         > écrit :
>         > > I'm experiencing considerable frustration trying to get
>         Real Audio files
>         > > to play. I dl'ed the x686 binary from real.com on my
>         netbook and tried
>         > > the "realplay" command on a .ram file, but just I get
>         this:
>         > >
>         > > ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1010:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to
>         open slave
>         > >
>         > > despite the fact that PA seems to be working (i.e. the
>         tests work, Flash
>         > > audio works etc.).
>         > >
>         > > What do people use to listen to Real Audio?
>         > >
>         > > poc
>         > >
>         >
>         > Hi,
>         >
>         > did you tried to use a player provided by Fedora or RPM
>         Fusion instead?
>         > You should first try with mplayer for example. Some Real
>         streams may
>         > requires win32/win64 extra codecs, and mplayer will signale
>         this in this
>         > case.
>         
>         
>         I tried both vlc and dragon on a test file. played a minute or
>         so and
>         then just stopped. Dragon played nothing.
>         
>         Mplayer complains (but not about codecs) and stops:
>         
>         $ mplayer
>         http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/rams/inourtime_20081009.ram
>         MPlayer SVN-r29800-4.4.2 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
>         mplayer: could not connect to socket
>         mplayer: No such file or directory
>         Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your
>         remote control.
>         
>         Playing
>         http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/rams/inourtime_20081009.ram.
>         Resolving www.bbc.co.uk for AF_INET6...
>         Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: www.bbc.co.uk
>         Resolving www.bbc.co.uk for AF_INET...
>         Connecting to server www.bbc.co.uk[212.58.251.195]: 80...
>         Cache size set to 320 KBytes
>         Cache fill:  0.04% (139 bytes)
>         
>         
>         Exiting... (End of file)
>         
>         The same URL plays without problems on an iMac or PC.
>         
>         
>         poc
>         
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> You should add the "-playlist" option to mplayer

That worked, thanks. The original error message from mplayer is
spectacularly obscure.

poc


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