[MPlayer-users] playing .ram with rtsp:// ... .smi

Adam Funk adam00f at ducksburg.com
Tue Mar 15 15:30:59 CET 2005

> I'm new to mplayer and I've been trying to play
> streaming audio like that in the following link:
> http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/DWP_XML/od/2005_03/od_20050311_1200_4607/episode_4607.ram
> This link contains the following playlist:
> rtsp://ra.wbez.org/DWP_RA/od/2005_03/od_20050311_1200_4607/episode_4607.smi

I've also had trouble with RealPlayer "playlist" URLs (as opposed to
the ones ending in .ra and .ram).  In my scripts for recording radio
shows, I've used wget or Perl's LWP module (see below) to download the
playlist, which I parse to get the rtsp://... lines.

Does anyone else know why playlist files don't work?

$agent = LWP::UserAgent->new( agent => "RMA/1.0 (compatible; RealMedia)",
                              from  => ""  );
$response = $agent->get($url) ;

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