[clug] Saving Real streams

John Griffiths johnboy at the-riotact.com
Tue Apr 22 14:57:14 EST 2003

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A paperclip from line-out to line-in isn't enough for you?

Seriously thought I think a part of the "real system" is meant to be
making it hard to do this.

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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