replace RealPlayer

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Thu Mar 13 09:31:06 UTC 2008


On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:21:02 +1030
Brian Astill <bastill at adam.com.au> wrote:

> Is there a replacement that will play ABC radio streams, eg
> http://abc.net.au/adelaide/onair/891stream.ram
> http://abc.net.au/streaming/newsradio.ram
> 
> Realplayer 10 Gold is the last of the free Linux offers and it is 
> not reliable in 64 bit Ubuntu Gutsy and will not run at all in 32 
> bit Gutsy.
> 
> VLC works wonderfully on http://mbs-sa.org:8000/listen.pls but 
> cannot handle those ram files.  So far I haven't found anything 
> that can.
> 
> Advice would be welcome.

mplayer -playlist http://abc.net.au/adelaide/onair/891stream.ram
mplayer -playlist http://abc.net.au/streaming/newsradio.ram

Both play here from a terminal. Mplayer can play .rm files even without
w32codecs, using ffmpeg. See .sig ;-)

HTH

Peter
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