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Michael Carland
2004-04-15, 18:54
I'm trying to get alienstream 3 working, and am getting stuck at the
testing phase. I've created the fifo, and set the xine environment
variable. The buffering stops at 12% as follows:

../alienstream
"rtsp://rx-lvl3-ny30.rbn.com/farm/*/airam/airam/live/live.rm"
mrl: 'rtsp://rx-lvl3-ny30.rbn.com/farm/*/airam/airam/live/live.rm'
Buffering... [0%]
Message from Xine: Buffering... [2%]
Buffering... [6%]
Buffering... [8%]
Buffering... [12%]

Any suggestions on how to debug this? I can play this stream from Real on
OS X 10.3.3, so the network connection is there, and the url is correct.

Thanks,

-Michael







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Roy M. Silvernail
2004-04-15, 21:56
On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 21:54, Michael Carland wrote:
> I'm trying to get alienstream 3 working, and am getting stuck at the
> testing phase. I've created the fifo, and set the xine environment
> variable. The buffering stops at 12% as follows:
>
> ./alienstream
> "rtsp://rx-lvl3-ny30.rbn.com/farm/*/airam/airam/live/live.rm"
> mrl: 'rtsp://rx-lvl3-ny30.rbn.com/farm/*/airam/airam/live/live.rm'
> Buffering... [0%]
> Message from Xine: Buffering... [2%]
> Buffering... [6%]
> Buffering... [8%]
> Buffering... [12%]
>
> Any suggestions on how to debug this? I can play this stream from Real on
> OS X 10.3.3, so the network connection is there, and the url is correct.

Hey, another Air America listener! That's what prompted my current
foray into Real streaming. I was able to get alienstream to buffer up
and deliver wav data to the fifo, but when I did, it was stuttering
really bad and the percieved sample rate was jumping around. i.e. not
listenable. I suspect that Xine doesn't have the right codec,
considering that gXine won't stream that URL either. (gXine just dies)
You *might* have some luck by updating your Xine libs, but maybe not.
Mine are current from last week with no joy.

I was able to get trplayer (binary build) to stream AirAm once I pointed
it at my RealPlayer8 libs, so I'm going to play with vsound and such
this weekend.

Wanna help me pester AirAm for an MP3 stream? :)
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