[MPlayer-users] Re: Realaudio dump broken?
saschasommer at freenet.de
Sun Apr 4 00:28:47 CEST 2004
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Viti Davide wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I installed a backport of mplayer on my debian woody system; I can
> > download a realaudio rstp stream from the bbc using the "dumpstream"
> > option but the file I get can be played just within mplayer... If I try
> > to open it with realplayer nothing gets played and realplayer seems to
> > be waiting forever.
> > I searched for something similar on Google
> > (http://mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/2003-July/035723.html)
> > where I found a message explaining the same problem but without a
> > solution; can anyone put some light on this??
> > Thanx in advance
> > Davide
> I've tested it with
> The dumped file doesn't play for two reasons:
> 1. RealPlayer requires the stream duration value in the Media Properties
> Header when playing a RealMedia File. But this value is set to 0 for a
> 2. RealPlayer only plays silence when the mime type in the Media
> Header is set to "audio/x-pn-multirate-realaudio-live". It has to be
> by "audio/x-pn-realaudio".
> The appended shell script can be used to convert dumped files into files
> can be played with RealPlayer:
> ./realfix.sh outfile < infile
> It can also be used to fix the stream while it is dumped (using bash):
> mkfifo stream.pipe
> ./realfix.sh outfile < stream.pipe &
> mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile stream.pipe rtsp://<URL> &
> sleep <SECONDS>
> kill $MPLAYER_PID
> The last command ends the recording.
Would you mind if I add your script to the TOOLS directory?
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