View Full Version : Linux RealAudio streaming

Colin Burn-Murdoch
2004-01-22, 14:20
> The Linux RealAudio is working a treat with sox now and I'm very happy.
> Has anyone done anything similar for mms:// streams? I had a quick play
> and just about got it working using mplayer, a named pipe and lame. I
> started a lame thread reading the named pipe then set mplayer getting
> the mms stream. Somewhere I think I got lame reading before the named
> pipe was created which meant it didn't get any input. Then I ran out of
> time. But it's certainly a workable solution. Is this the best way to go
> about doing it or is there another solution?

I've updated the rm2mp3proxy script a bit.... it's a little better written now and it won't accept links with ";"s for security.

Changed the usage, is now:


Where GAIN is 1 for no processing and about 5 for the BBC streams... BITRATE is the resultant MP3 stream bitrate, eg 128.

I had a look at mms:// briefly... but despite it saying it was using an 8K cache, the cache filled mega slowly, and extrapolating, it looked like it was trying to get more like 8MB... i didn't leav eit to fill though.