[clug] Handling realplayer or mms: in Linux

Jepri jepri at webone.com.au
Mon May 10 07:55:38 GMT 2004

Michael James wrote:
> Under Suse I just clicked on the link and (after registering to realplayer)
>  it just worked. Now I want to record the program to a normal audio CD
>  so my non-technical non-internet parents can listen to it.
> (The intent is noble even if the legalities are murky)
> Is there a plug-in to the arts sound system
>  that can hive off a copy to a file?
> Or is there a Linux realplayer-client-clone that can snarf programs?

Hat trick!

The mencoder program, that comes with mplayer, can read any format that 
mplayer can, and can output in a few popular codecs.  It can usually do 
'passthrough', so it should be able to dump your stream untouched.

I know I've been saying the answer is mplayer - the question is 'how do 
I make it work?'  The manpages are mainly for developers and the 
frontend is limited.

The best way to deal with it is to page to the end of the manpage and 
cut'n'paste the examples.

> michaelj

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