Real video rtsp stream

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Koulbak 03/29/2006 07:02 am
When I download

http://technetcast.ddj.com/tnc_play.ram?mode=compact&stream_id=158&stream_type=2&clip_start=&clip_end=&style=

(a rtsp real video strem) with offline explorer I obtain the .rm file but when I try to wath it with realplayer it crash realplayer. Have you some idea?

Thanks, Koulbak


Koulbak 03/29/2006 07:02 am
I saw you normally reply very soon, so I imagine you didn`t see this msg. or you didn`t understand that`s why I repost it.

If I try to download from this url ....

http://technetcast.ddj.com/tnc_play.ram?mode=compact&stream_id=158&stream_type=2&clip_start=&clip_end=&style=

with OE I get the video file but it doesn`t work. Of course if I click directly on the file from Internet explore Realplayer start and I can see the video. Doe`s exist some solution?

Thanks, Koulbak

Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
I saw your message. Sorry that I didn`t answer it at once. I will work on it, but this may take some time. I will post the updated version once I fix the problem.

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
OK. I just fixed the problem. Can you please download the updated version here:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/oep1185.zip

Unzip the file and replace the old oe.exe file with the new one. Please let me know how it works.

Thank you!

Oleg.
Koulbak 03/29/2006 07:02 am
> OK. I just fixed the problem. [...] . Please let me know how it works.

Now it`s perfect. Great work!
Thanks a lot.
Koulbak
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Good. Thank you!

Oleg.
Koulbak 03/29/2006 07:02 am
I find this other

http://technetcast.ddj.com/tnc_play.ram?mode=compact&stream_id=615&stream_type=5&clip_start=&clip_end=&style=

that have the same problem. I tried to download twice but when I play it doens`t work.

Thanks, G.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Strange. I just loaded it and it plays well, just like online. Please try this direct URL:

rtsp://media.cmpnet.com/twtoday_media/realtest/tnc-0615-ss.rm

Oleg.
Koulbak 03/29/2006 07:02 am
> Strange. I just loaded it and it plays well, just like online. Please try this direct URL:
>
> rtsp://media.cmpnet.com/twtoday_media/realtest/tnc-0615-ss.rm

Yes, using your direct url it works.
I`ll you know if I have some similar problems.

Thanks a lot, K.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
OK.

Oleg.
Mark 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Your tech support was so fast and the product works so well that I had to buy it - so now I am a registered user. I had the same problem as Koulbak but when I tried to download the beta patch (http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/oep1185.zip), I get "The page you specified does not exist in our web site. Click here to go back to the main page, or use the menu above to navigate our site.:.... " etc...

Please advise.

Thanks, Mark

> OK. I just fixed the problem. Can you please download the updated version here:
> http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/oep1185.zip
> Unzip the file and replace the old oe.exe file with the new one. Please let me know how it works.
> Thank you!
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Mark,

Thank you. We released 2.8 version officially and removed these temporary versions. You can simply download the latest version here:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/opsetup.exe

Oleg.
Mark 03/29/2006 07:02 am
I re-installed the package and now everything works great. Thanks.

I do have one or two questions that are not critical but I would appreciate your answer when you have a moment. When I download the RTSP stream, the web-site redirects to another server with a different domain name. At that point the package starts downloading:

RTSP1://1.2.3.4:5/directoryA/FilenameA.rm
RTSP2://1.2.3.4:6/directoryA/FilenameA.rm

the only difference being the port numbers. The result is that exactly the same file is loaded into two directories. Twice the bandwidth is used downloading the extra file. I tried putting exclusion keywords in the "View Excluded Server Keywords", and several other methods to exclude the port number. Nothing worked. The only thing that does work is to explicitly abort the second stream. Is there any better way to exclude the second stream?

Thanks,

Mark
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
This is simple. For example, if you have :554 and :7070 URLs, then you can select Custom configuration in the URL Filters | Server and add

:7070

to the Excluded server keywords list to allow loading only from port :554.

Oleg.
Mark 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Once again, it worked exactly as you said. Thank you.

I have only one more question. The following Windows Media stream link works fine (i.e. no network problems) but when I set up a task to download it, it displays "connecting to host..." and creates some short files in the download directory. The link is:

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/audio/2135.asx

however, if that link isn`t active, there are a lot of other links that I use from the page:

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/audio/AudioVideo.cfm

[I know that it says audio but clicking gives both audio and video.] Can OEP store live feeds? Does this go for Real Player streams as well?

Thank again, Mark

Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Mark,

I tried to open the URL in MS Media Player and it just told me that the Format is invalid. Strange...

Oleg.
Mark 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Oleg,

The Nevada Legislature webcasts all of its sessions and hearings. The hearings begin at 7:00 AM Pacific Time but even when there are no hearings, they show color bars. It`s 7:47 AM here and I am watching a hearing right now. I just opened the URL that I gave you with Windows Media Player (latest version). If OEP can`t support this, then I already have gotten more than my money`s worth, but if I can record legislative sessions, that would be really great.

> Mark,
>
> I tried to open the URL in MS Media Player and it just told me that the Format is invalid. Strange...
>
> Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Mark,

I have found a temporary solution. Please use the following direct URL there:

mms://mediaserve1.leg.state.nv.us/2135

It is a "live" stream, so you will have to right-click it and Finalize to save.

Offline Explorer imroperly detected the URL protocol and I will fix it. Just let me know if the above solution helps.

Thank you.

Oleg.
Mark 03/29/2006 07:02 am
The URL works in Windows Media Player but when I set OEP to download it, the connection is made, the seconds start incrementing, but there is no file saved that I can find. I tried stopping it and suspending it. Neither works for me. Also, would this be the same procedure for RTSP live broadcasts?

Thanks,

Mark
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Mark, please right-click on the file that is being downloaded (on the gray connections panel with MMS0:, HTTP1:...) and choose Finalize. This will stop the download and save the file. I am working on a more intelligent code to stop and still save files. For example, RTSP downloads always save files if over 30 seconds were loaded. When I add RTSP resume, it will be possible to continue from the break point.

Oleg.
Mark 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Oleg,

I just wanted you to know that not only does your workaround work beautifully, but I am now able to record all of the Nevada Legislative Sessions at the same time. I`ve made this known to the technical folks at the Nevada Legislature Information Services Department and suggested that they put special links in the Nevada Legislative Website to work with OEP and any other third-party program that supports their protocols. In my opinion, this is an very important option for the citizens of Nevada to know about and I`m writing the legislature a formal request that this be done.

I can`t begin to tell you how great it was to be able to record a half-dozen committee hearings all at once. My sincerest thanks for your dedication and technical proficiency.

Mark
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Mark,

Thank you very much for your kind words! I was really glad to help you!

Oleg.