[ubuntu-uk] BBC video clip capture - again

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Jan 14 14:34:05 GMT 2008

Gavin Ford wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 11:27:41PM +0000, alan c wrote:
>> > The spaces and unescaped weird characters in the URL are confusing it, try it in
>> > single quotes like this:
>> > 
>> > mplayer '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"'
>> Thanks, however that does not seem to work.
>> Also a similar thing happens even when the title part is omitted entirely.
> Weird, it's working fine for me here with the same setup.  Looks like an article
> about the XO machine.
> Make sure you're entering it all on one line, leave out the -playlist option and
> any line wrapping symbols your mail client may be inserting.
> Easiest way to do it I find it to enter the:
>   mplayer ' 
> then copy/paste the URL and enter the final:
>   '
> If it's not that, I'm not sure what's up with it.
>   -Gav

Thanks Gav
it has started working and I am delighted!
I am not sure what the difference was. I omitted the -playlist option 
as you suggested, that certainly helped, and kept trying a few things, 
but  - now it works, including with the
-dumpstream -dumpfile <filename>
configuration too.

alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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