[ubuntu-uk] BBC video clip capture - again

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Jan 13 22:53:43 GMT 2008


One of the rare occasions just happened - I wanted to capture a video 
clip from the bbc site. The previous technique I used does not now 
seem to work on this site, maybe they have changed their approach or 
something?

The particular clip I want is entitled
'Rufus' review'
and is not far down in the main article
at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7140443.stm

I am using gutsy, with mplayer (plugin) in firefox. The clip plays ok 
  in the browser, I just want to capture the clip.
I have looked in the mozilla cache, video does not seem to be cached 
it seems, not there anyway (firefox 2.0.0.11)
The url of the target clip seems to be
rtsp://rm-acl.bbc.co.uk/news/media_acl/mps/fix/news/business/video/138000/bb/138961_16x9_bb.rm?title="BBC"&author="BBC"&copyright="(C) 
British Broadcasting Corporation"
and using cl (in a test of playing it prior to using dumpstream etc 
etc) I obtain:

==================================
user1 at my-pc:~$ mplayer -playlist 
rtsp://rm-acl.bbc.co.uk/news/media_acl/mps/fix/news/business/video/138000/bb/138961_16x9_bb.rm?title="BBC"&author="BBC"&copyright="(C) 
British Broadcasting Corporation"
[1] 11374
[2] 11375
candt at mesh-pc:~$ MPlayer 2:1.0~rc1-0ubuntu13.1 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 9)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
Resolving rm-acl.bbc.co.uk for AF_INET6...
Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: rm-acl.bbc.co.uk
Resolving rm-acl.bbc.co.uk for AF_INET...
Connecting to server rm-acl.bbc.co.uk[212.58.227.102]: 554...
Cache size set to 640 KBytes
==================================

and at this stage it just does nothing more, apparently waiting (??)
Any ideas please?  Tia.
-- 
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391



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