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Re: Real Audio on F12



On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 15:09 +0100, Pikachu_2014 wrote:
> 
> 
> 2009/12/14 Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>
>         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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> 
> Anyway, if mplayer can read it, any player based directly on ffmpeg
> (vlc for example) or indirectly (xine with xine-lib-extras-freeworld
> or totem with gstreamer-ffmpeg) will be able to read your stream

I just noticed you mentioned vlc. As I said earlier, vlc didn't work in
this case. It played about a minute of the steam and then just stopped.

poc


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