saving a real player file

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    saving a real player file

    hey all,

    does anybody know of a way I could save a Real Player file? The file comes through as a stream, but it is not live. A put a link to one of the files below.

    I remember that on Win98 I could "save" rm files by copying them from my temporary internet files once I saw the file online; this is not the case with XP though.

    I was thinking maybe of running another program simultanously to record the stream...yet I don't know of anything like it.

    I really don't want to hook up my laptop to the tv and record the stream to a tape!

    any ideas?

    axon

    EDIT::I remember Waldo2k2 recommending goldwave to extract audio - I will have to do this if nothing will come of the video.

    here is the link:
    http://mfile.akamai.com/7870/rm/mits...sep1999-56k.rm
    Last edited by axon; 10-22-2003 at 02:40 AM.

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    all a .rm stream file is a text file with the url to the actual file. You save the .rm file and open in notepad, and then download the .rm files it points too.

    I think.

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    You will have to run that by me again...I saved that link, and then opened it in notepad. This appeared:
    Code:
    rtsp://a1234.v78708.c7870.g.vr.akamaistream.net/ondemand/7/1234/7870/v0001/mitstorage.download.akamai.com/7870/18/18.06/videolectures/strang-1806-lec05-18sep1999-56k.rm
    --stop--
    pnm://a1234.v78708.c7870.g.vr.akamaistream.net/ondemand/7/1234/7870/v0001/mitstorage.download.akamai.com/7870/18/18.06/videolectures/strang-1806-lec05-18sep1999-56k.rm
    I'm not sure if I follow you Brian. Can you explain a bit more.

    EDIT::
    link
    link2
    as you can see I tried making links out of the tw things, but I cannot saveas from them.
    Last edited by axon; 10-22-2003 at 11:47 AM.

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    Brian is correct in that the usual way to use RealMedia files in a webpage is to create a redirector file (Usualy suffixed .ram) that is accessed via HTTP.

    The URL that file contains, however, can be one of two things:-
    1. The main RealMedia file, hosted via HTTP. You would be able to download it easy-peasy, which would be better than just playing it as RealPlayer will have to download it all to play it anyway.

    2. The main RealMedia file, hosted via PNM/RTSP. The PNM (Progressive Networks Media) protocol is a proprietary streaming system developed by the folks at RealNetworks. RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a newer open streaming standard. You cannot conventionally access PNM, and although you could write software to deal with RTSP, RealMedia servers require you to authenticate before you can play a file.

    RealPlayer Plus would allow recording of some streams, but I'm not sure they sell it anymore.

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    so in short SMurf, it is not doable from that file? too bad.

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    well if your really desperate you could get screen capturing recording software and just record that portion of the screen that is playing the movie
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