[ubuntu-uk] RealMedia streams (rtsp:) in Gutsy

Pete Stean peteste at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 12 17:00:48 GMT 2007


I have the firefox plugin for xine, and helix player, and the .ram
stream is working fine for me - you really don't want to clutter up
your system with realplayer if you can possibly avoid it. Maybe its a
problem with the codecs that you have (or probably don't have)
installed on the system?

Pete

On Nov 12, 2007 12:55 PM, Kris Douglas <kris at softdel.co.uk> wrote:
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> On 12/11/2007, Stephen Drake <stevepdrake at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> > > > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
> > > > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
> > > >
> > >
> > > Hi Greg,
> > >
> > > Try:
> > >
> > > mplayer -playlist
> > > http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/n24/bb/rm/video/news24_bb.ram
> > >
> > > 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 -
> > >
> rtsp://rmlive-acl.bbc.co.uk/bbc-rbs/rmlive-acl/farm/live24/news/news24_bb.rm?BBC-UID=b43783e8129f3b062346e396c0d073415837f35c90302174a4cff63f8234acdb_n&SSO2-UID=
> > >
> > > And bung that directly into mplayer, either *should* work.
> > >
> > > Kris
> > >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
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> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
> >
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> That's always a nightmare, that player gets in the way of loads of the stuff
> I already have players for in firefox. I presonally dont recomend it.
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> Kris Douglas
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>       Mail: kris at softdel.net
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