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Re: Real Audio on F12 (SOLVED)

On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 14:53 +1030, Tim wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan:
> >> Following on from that, do you know of a way to capture the stream using
> >> mplayer (or anything else for that matter)? RFM I guess, but the FM is
> >> rather long and complex :-)
> Marko Vojinovic:
> > mplayer -ao pcm:fast,file=givemeaname.wav -playlist http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/rams/inourtime_20081009.ram
> > 
> > Note that this should be one line, it might get word-wrapped.
> That will transcode the stream to your requested format, rather than
> capture the stream.  But it's probably more what people want to do.
> One advantage with capturing the raw stream is that you *may* get it
> with some descriptive meta information in the stream (titles that give
> you a who, where, what, etc.).  Though some streams are just as
> anonymous as wav files.

That's good. I tried it and it seems to be pretty much what I want:

mplayer -dumpfile MyStream.out -dumpstream -playlist <URL>

and a subsequent call to mplayer will then play the stream.

Thanks to all who offered advice.


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