[ubuntu-uk] BBC video clip capture - again

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Jan 14 14:39:46 GMT 2008

alan c wrote:
> 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.
> :-)

just remembered another thing - I also found a comment in the forums 
that removal of totem-mozilla helped someone, so I saw it was 
installed here and un installed it too. It did not seem to do anything 
detrimental in removing it,  but maybe it helped also!
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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