archiving "live" rtsp audio streams

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aria 04/07/2004 01:37 pm
Hello there, probably this question has been answered before? I tried looking through the older information on the forum, but surprisingly I see nothing?
How do I stop/finalize/save part of a live feed from say for example a radio station?
An example is :
http://www.kalw.org/kalw_stream.ram

Everytime I try to finalize it (after it has downloaded for say 5 minutes) , it never saves any file?
Can anyone please reply.

cheers,
a
Oleg Chernavin 04/08/2004 08:53 am
To save partially downloaded file, you need to right-click the file that is being downloaded in the Connections Panel (line with RTSP0:...) and select Finalize. If you already tried this, please go to the Project Map and find an rtsp:// server there to browse to the exact file and open it.

Does this help?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
aria 04/10/2004 06:53 am
Hello there, thanks for taking the time to reply!
As you`ve already guessed, no finalize does not work , because it never saves the file anywhere on the hard disk.
I also tried the Project Map thing that you suggested, but there are no files over there either.
By the way, I see that this feature has been there since version 2.7? And I am surprised that no one thought of pointing this out and getting it corrected :)
Just so you know, the reason I wanted to do this was to save some radio programs that play in the middle of the night when I am not awake.
Hopefully you can think of some solution?
cheers,
aria

> To save partially downloaded file, you need to right-click the file that is being downloaded in the Connections Panel (line with RTSP0:...) and select Finalize. If you already tried this, please go to the Project Map and find an rtsp:// server there to browse to the exact file and open it.
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> Does this help?
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff
Oleg Chernavin 04/10/2004 09:12 am
This feature works well and I am using it myself quite often. Especially when testing user downloads I let Offline Explorer Pro to load few minutes and Finalize the download and I haven`t noticed problems yet.

Can you send me few links that cannot be finalized? I will test them - maybe Offline Explorer Pro fails somehow on them.

Thank you!

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 04/10/2004 09:19 am
I am sorry - you already gave an example in the top of this topic. I will test it and let you know what I find.

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 04/12/2004 05:13 am
I just tested the link and it downloads and saves properly. Please try to find the file in the Map under the rtsp://rmbcast.kalw-us1w.speedera.net Web site.

Oleg.