[TriLUG] player for real media?
oberry at trilug.org
Tue Jan 31 22:42:50 EST 2006
I should clarify a bit. I can fast forward through realmedia files with
realplayer (v10) or gxine, although realplayer works a lot smoother, but
they're downloaded, not streamed. I would think that fast forwarding
through a streamed file would be more complicated.
On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 22:31 -0500, Owen Berry wrote:
> Are these files downloaded or streamed?
> On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 18:37 -0800, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> > I'm enrolled in an online class with lectures in realmedia
> > format.I'm looking for a player that can to fast forward
> > through the files.
> > neither
> > realplayer (v10)
> > nor
> > xine
> > work OK..
> > The free download from realmedia (v10 or 10-5 forget which),
> > plays the files just fine, except I can't fast forward
> > through them (the FF button is greyed out, and if I push the
> > time slider forward, the timer starts incrementing again,
> > but the image is frozen at the frame when I started moving
> > the slider). If I stop half way through the 1hr lecture and
> > exit, I have to hear the whole first 30mins again.
> > The real site says you can fastforward.... but
> > As a control I downloaded the windows version of realplayer.
> > The fastforward button is not greyed, but even though you
> > press it, it doesn't FF.
> > There is a version of realplay for $19.95 or so, but they
> > aren't clear about whether it's linux or windows or if you
> > can fast forward.
> > I tried compiling up xine and put all the codecs from "all"
> > and "essential" in /usr/lib/win32 (which according to the
> > xine FAQ is all I need to do) but xine won't recognise my
> > real files. The output from the xine build says that it
> > plays real format 1 and format 2. I have no idea which
> > format real file I have (`file` just says "real media")
> > Windows media player does a very nice job, except I don't
> > want to have to run windows
> > Helix player doesn't recognise real.
> > Are there any better players for real?
> > Thanks Joe
> > --
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