RealAudio Problem

Author Message
Bill Qwest 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Hello,

Offline Explorer Pro doesn`t seem to get the last 2 seconds (2:48~2:50) of the following URL.

rtsp://210.80.204.165:7070/expo/song.rm

In addition, the original URL is pnm://210.80.204.165/expo/song.rm
And OEP should try to load PNM using RTSP, but download doesn`t start.
I think OEP regards pnm links as http links, and tries to connect the host named "pnm".

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Bill Qwest
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Dear Bill Qwest,

Thank you for writing us. Can you try to change the RTSP bandwidth in the Options dialog | Speed. Usually it helps to get more quality stream. As you may know, each streaming URL contains several streams for each bandwidth.

Regarding PNM - yes, it is not yet supported. However if the link is inside a .RAM file, it should be automatically changed to RTSP. Can you please tell me, where the link is - on which page?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
Bill Qwest 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Dear Oleg,

Thank you for your quick reply.

Ah, .ram file! I`ve always opened .ram files with notepad, so I didn`t notice it.:-)
I checked that pnm:// in a .ram file is automatically changed to rtsp://.
But I think, if port number isn`t specified in .ram file, it would be better to try port 7070 first
because the default PNM port is 7070.
This time OEP tries 554, and can`t connect to the host.

The link to the .ram file:
http://211.125.78.118/jp/info/images.ram

And about streaming - thank you for your advice.
I tried 10Mbps, T1, and 512kbps, but still have the same problem.

Thank you again,

Bill Qwest
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Ok. I am working on this.

Oleg.
T. Heyen 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Hi, i was just testing the newest pro-version (3.4.1844 Service Release 1) and also have this problem with pnm-files!

If you want to test it, here is the URL: http://www.br-online.de/alpha/centauri/archiv.shtml - it is a Video-Archive with as well rtsp/pnm and pnm only - links in *.ram files. The *.ram files with rtsp-links work without Problem, but the files using only pnm-links dont work (also in the combined rtsp/pnm - linking *.ram-files, only the rtsp-links work).

For test / comparison try these files from 2002 (after august they changed) links:

WORKING:
01.09.02 Ist das Universum symmetrisch? (rtsp/pnm-link in *.ram-file)
*.ram - link: http://www.br-online.de/cgi-bin/ravi?v=alpha/centauri/v/&g2=1&f=020901.rm
*.ram - content: rtsp://ravi.br-online.de:5050/ravi/alpha/centauri/v/020901.rm
--stop--
pnm://ravi.br-online.de/ravi/alpha/centauri/v/020901.rm

NOT WORKING:
18.08.02 Was sollen wir auf dem Mars?
*.ram - link: http://www.br-online.de/cgi-bin/ravi?v=alpha/centauri/v/&f=020818.rm
*.ram - content: pnm://ravi.br-online.de:7070/ravi/alpha/centauri/v/020818.rm

I hope you can solve this Problem or provide some Hints if the Fault is on my side...

Thanks a lot!
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:01 am
Yes, some servers use a proprtietary method of negotiation between player and the server and PNM streams from such servers cannot yet be downloaded. As far as I know, no other stream downloading software is capable of doing this. Sorry.

I hope to find a way to support such servers in future, but I don`t know when it will be.

Oleg.
sherri 04/23/2006 03:35 pm
> Hello,
>
> Offline Explorer Pro doesn`t seem to get the last 2 seconds (2:48~2:50) of the following URL.
>
> rtsp://210.80.204.165:7070/expo/song.rm
>
> In addition, the original URL is pnm://210.80.204.165/expo/song.rm
> And OEP should try to load PNM using RTSP, but download doesn`t start.
> I think OEP regards pnm links as http links, and tries to connect the host named "pnm".
>
> Thanks in advance for your answers.
>
> Bill Qwest


Dear Mr. Quest:
I am very much a newbee at all this prefix and/or extension stuff, but I just tried something and it worked. Not the way I hoped, but it worked. I like to listen to song samples on amazon and keep getting this pin missing problem or a string that begins with that "PNM" business. It downloaded as Hurl.exe-1.ra and I went to the file and copied and pasted it in text pad and it came out like this...

pnm://rm.content.loudeye.com/~a-600111/0664848_0106_07_0002.ra

I started after the fwd hash marks ... "rm.content..." etc portion and highlighted the entire string starting from there. i copied and pasted that in a new url line and clicked. When the player opened up, I clicked to open and it played like a champ. It is a real pain in the neck but it does work. If worse comes to worse, maybe you can try that to listen to your item this way. It sounds to me like this websight/forum is trying to find a way to get this "pnm" business to open up without going through all of this non-sense. If you folks figure it out, I'd appreciate the solution. Have a good day.