[clug] Saving Real streams

Simon Cousins simon at simoncousins.com
Tue Apr 22 10:56:13 EST 2003

I'm OT here (missed the last CLUG meeting), but this might still be of

A friend of a friend has had good results of saving Shoutcast (streaming
MP3) streams to disk, neatly cut up into titled individual tracks, using the


Needless to say, applicable copyright laws exist.


Paul Bryan wrote:

> Hi, at the last CLUG meeting, someone asked about saving Real streams.
> I've had a little look at it ('cause I wanna' do it to), and came up with
> a couple of possibilites. I haven't had the chance to try these out yet
> though.
> Solution 1: xmms has an input plugin for listening to Real audio. If you
> use the output plugin that saves audio to a wav file rather than sending
> to an audio device or sound server, your set. I've used the output plugin
> with other inputs and it works fine. I couldn't get the Real plugin
> working though. Mind you, I didn't try very hard (just put it in the
> plugin directory and it didn't show up). If you can get the Real plugin
> working though, I can't see why you couldn't use the file save output
> plugin.
> Solution 2: TRPlayer is a command line Real player. You should be able to
> use this and pipe the output to some program that saves the audio to a
> file. Doing it this way, I can't see why you couldn't pipe it through
> something like oggenc and re-encode at the same time. I haven't had a
> chance to try TRPlayer yet, but hopefully I'll get a chance sometime this
> week.
> Solution 3: As it's got to unencode the stream to send it to the audio
> device, I can't see why you couldn't write a driver that takes the raw
> audio and writes it to a file anyway. Maybe you could even use a fifo for
> the audio device...
> Solution 4: Some other way. I'm sure someone could write some sort of Perl
> script to do it. Lord knows, there's a script for everyting else...
> Just a few thoughts.
> Cheers,
> Paul.

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