[MPlayer-users] Correct way to record a realaudio stream?

Raphael Clifford raphael at clifford.net
Thu Jul 31 17:39:04 CEST 2003

I am attempting to record a real audio stream so I can listen to it on 
my laptop when it is disconnected.  I am using

mplayer rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/sat1230.ra  -dumpfile file.ra 

Is this the wrong way to do it?  I ask because  file.ra is not playable 
in an official realplayer at this point.  The linux realplayer plays 
with no sound (it is an audio only file!) and the windows one simply 
sits there buffering forever.  It seems, at a guess, that the official 
realplayers think the data should still be streaming over the net 
despite having been given a file.  Obviously the don't receive any data 
over the net and so don't play anything.  The URL can be played 
perfectly well in the official realplayers.

The main reason I would like to use an official realplayer is that I 
can't work out how to seek/skip in mplayer for this type of file.  Is 
there anyway to do this?

MPlayer dev-CVS-030730-10:51-3.1
redhat 7.3 with gcc 3.1 installed

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