[ubuntu-uk] RealMedia streams (rtsp:) in Gutsy
stevepdrake at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 12 12:52:33 GMT 2007
On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 10:50 +0000, Kris Marsh wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007 10:45 AM, Greg K Nicholson <newsgroups at gkn.me.uk> wrote:
> > Sean Miller:
> > > I'm sure it's all working for me in mplayer... unless it's something
> > > else you're referring to... the BBC Website Realaudio streams?
> > >
> > > Sean
> > >
> > The stream I'm trying is
> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/n24/bb/rm/video/news24_bb.ram
> > which redirects to an RTSP stream.
> > That address can be found by following the "Watch Live BBC News 24" link
> > towards the top of http://news.bbc.co.uk/ then in the resulting pop-up
> > following the "Launch in stand alone player" link.
> > (Incidentally, that should say "stand-alone"; silly BBC.)
> > MPlayer doesn't like me either:
> > "Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: www.bbc.co.uk"
> > (Which is fair enough because I don't like *it* — every time you use a
> > multiple-window interface, one of the HIG gnomes dies. (Wilbur is wanted
> > by Interpol.))
> > So: I can't find RealPlayer in Add/Remove or Synaptic; and Totem, Helix
> > Player, VLC and MPlayer all can't play the stream.
> > I don't think it's an internet connectivity issue, because Amarok and
> > Totem can both play SomaFM's mp3 streams happily. E.g.:
> > http://somafm.com/startstream=indiepop.pls
> > http://somafm.com/startstream=groovesalad.pls
> > --
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> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
> Hi Greg,
> mplayer -playlist
> Alternatively, grab the contents of the ram file:
> wget http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/n24/bb/rm/video/news24_bb.ram -qO -
> And bung that directly into mplayer, either *should* work.
Also consider installing the mozilla-mplayer plugin (from multiverse),
it should then play the stream within the browser. It's not very pretty,
but it works.
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