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Re: gxine and real on BBC radio

On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 21:44 -0700, libre fan wrote:
> > >Gxine + w32codecs ...
> [snip]
> > >However I'd like to be able *not to use RealPlayer* because it isn't
> > libre
> > >software.
> But the w32codecs aren't free (libre) either.
> The difference is I can use a couple of codecs instead of using a full
> application.
> Personally I would capture the stream to a file with mplayer and then play
> it at my leisure.
> Have your tired to capture a stream with Mplayer on BBC4? How do you do
> this? The only URL I can copy is one starting with http:// this isn't the
> right protocol, is it? The BBC doesn't want you to record anything although
> they offer some programms that can be saved on your HD.

MPlayer (without w32codecs) plays BBC Radio 4 fine. AFAIK, ffmpeg has
successfully reverse engineered RealAudio. 

I simply use mplayer rtsp://... or mplayer -playlist http://....

Sven Arvidsson
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