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Re: Real Audio on F12



On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 13:31 +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Monday 14 December 2009 12:47:27 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > 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.
> > >
> > > 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.
> 
> Does mplayer play that test file? Are you talking about a *file* or a stream 
> from the Internet?

Both. I tried originally with the downloaded .ram file for that same
audio stream.

> > 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.
> 
> This is just the regular complaint that you don't have remote control set up. 
> Ignore it.
>  
> > 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
> 
> This is just a complaint that IPv6 doesn't work. Ignore it.
> 
> > Resolving www.bbc.co.uk for AF_INET...
> > Connecting to server www.bbc.co.uk[212.58.251.195]: 80...
> 
> IPv4 does resolve, and mplayer successfully connects. This is good.
> 
> > Cache size set to 320 KBytes
> > Cache fill:  0.04% (139 bytes)
> > 
> > 
> > Exiting... (End of file)
> 
> This is bad. Mplayer received only 139 bytes of the stream. Maybe you can try 
> it in a more verbose mode (-v), hopefully it will display more info about what 
> is going on.

The -playlist option made it work.

OT: in the interests of having a more user-friendly experience, such as
fast-forward etc., I also tried with gmplayer (also with -playlist). It
started playing OK but on hitting the fast-forward control the UI just
froze and had to be "kill -9"'ed. gmplayer seems to be someone's idea of
a joke, which is a pity as mplayer is otherwise very capable.

poc


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