On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 10:52:55 +0200
Miguel Mendez <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 01:25:38 -0700
> Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi,
> >     Is there any open source version of the Real Audio player?
> >     or a translator that takes the input or ra[m] and creates 
> >     a wav|mp3 stream?  Also,is anything is the works to create
> >     a (*ick*) Windoze version of their player for the Unix user?
> IIRC mencoder (which is part of mplayer) can do that. There's also
> this new project from Real called Helix (
> https://helixcommunity.org/ ). I know somebody is already working on
> a port. You can still use the closed source linux version of Real
> Player as well, but only for replay, no transcode AFAIK. I'd give
> mencoder a try, I've used it in the past to convert between video
> formats and it works very well.

AFAIK the closed source one from real is no longer fetchable...

But mplayer handles nearly all real files properly, so I don't see a
problem with using it. The only problem I have ran into is using
mplayer with some old episodes of Daria I have on disk in which the
audio gets horridly out of sync. But other than those few, it has all
ways worked nicely.

BTW for doing audio dumps of streams, mplayer works nicely. You can
just dump to pcm using  -ao pcm. Not really sure how to directly get
it to dump to a mp3 file... AFAIK it will dump to a avi with no video
and just a audio stream for doing audio only?
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