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Auer, Karl James
2003-11-24, 13:33
> > Is there a simple way to get the SLIMP3 to play a RealAudio stream?
>
> I assume you've just joined the list. See the archive - so far we've
> had at least 3 threads picking apart the ins and outs of Real Media
> etc.
> http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/

No, been here a while actually. That archive starts very recently; there
is no way to search that archive other than by subject, author or data,
and then the only useful RealAudio stuff is not under subject headings
that mention RealAudio, so my first scan failed. Because you said there
was something there I scanned more painstakingly and found (indirectly,
via a question about WinXP and RealAudio) a thread about BBC Radio 4
that basically said "no".

K.

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Kevin Deane-Freeman
2003-11-24, 13:42
Quoting "Auer, Karl James" <karl.auer (AT) id (DOT) ethz.ch>:

> > > Is there a simple way to get the SLIMP3 to play a RealAudio stream?
> >
> > I assume you've just joined the list. See the archive - so far we've
> > had at least 3 threads picking apart the ins and outs of Real Media
> > etc.
> > http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/
>
> No, been here a while actually. That archive starts very recently; there
> is no way to search that archive other than by subject, author or data,
> and then the only useful RealAudio stuff is not under subject headings
> that mention RealAudio, so my first scan failed. Because you said there
> was something there I scanned more painstakingly and found (indirectly,
> via a question about WinXP and RealAudio) a thread about BBC Radio 4
> that basically said "no".


As yet, there is no "simple" way. The alienstream plugin does work for serve
versions prior to about 4.1. Somehwere in there, it was broken due to the way
the transcoding architecture was changing. In theory, the new architecture
shoudl allow use of any outside programme to handle transcoding as long as it
can take stdin and return stdout. Audiostreamer is a Windows programme,
claiming to be able to record .rm to mp3. There may be a way to finagle that
in. The AlientStream plugin may also be reworked at some point, which would
work in Linux and possibly OSX

-kdf

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Johan_H=FCbner?=
2003-11-24, 14:13
Kevin Deane-Freeman wrote:

>Quoting "Auer, Karl James" <karl.auer (AT) id (DOT) ethz.ch>:
>
>
>
>>>>Is there a simple way to get the SLIMP3 to play a RealAudio stream?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>I assume you've just joined the list. See the archive - so far we've
>>>had at least 3 threads picking apart the ins and outs of Real Media
>>>etc.
>>>http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/
>>>
>>>
>>No, been here a while actually. That archive starts very recently; there
>>is no way to search that archive other than by subject, author or data,
>>and then the only useful RealAudio stuff is not under subject headings
>>that mention RealAudio, so my first scan failed. Because you said there
>>was something there I scanned more painstakingly and found (indirectly,
>>via a question about WinXP and RealAudio) a thread about BBC Radio 4
>>that basically said "no".
>>
>>
>
>
>As yet, there is no "simple" way. The alienstream plugin does work for serve
>versions prior to about 4.1. Somehwere in there, it was broken due to the way
>the transcoding architecture was changing. In theory, the new architecture
>shoudl allow use of any outside programme to handle transcoding as long as it
>can take stdin and return stdout. Audiostreamer is a Windows programme,
>claiming to be able to record .rm to mp3. There may be a way to finagle that
>in. The AlientStream plugin may also be reworked at some point, which would
>work in Linux and possibly OSX
>
>-kdf
>
>
Stuart Cooper wrote about Helix as well - the open source code release
from Real Networks. I am really curious as to if that is possible,
legally and technically, to incorporate in SlimServer.

BTW - Great work lads re the new release (admitting that I really cant't
see any differences and not using more than maybe 15 % of the
capabilities in the server. Real streaming would be a great thing though
since the Swedish national radio only streams in Real more or less for
the same reasons as the Beeb.