Problem downloading this RA stream

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JohnD 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Oleg: I have long been a satisfied customer. Lately, I have been having difficulties with some Real Audio rtsp streams that I had previously downloaded successfully. These are streams from certain PBS stations (such as rtsp://129.186.60.6:554/encoder/woi-fm.rm). What happens now is that Offline Explorer Pro will start to download the stream, the speed indicator will display some outrageously large number, then drop to zero. Then nothing else. I have tried each successive build of OEP hoping this problem would be fixed, but so far, no luck. Would you please check this out? A number of PBS stations have changed their feeds lately and cannot be captured with Offline Explorer Pro.

Thanks,
John D.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
John,

How many seconds pass before the speed becomes zero? Also, what are the stream URLs that cannot be loaded by OE at all - even few seconds?

Oleg.
JohnD 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Oleg: The speed indicator starts with some very high number then drops to 0 after a second or so. No data is captured from that point. This occurs with the following URLs:

http://www.woi.org/stream/woi-am.ram
http://www.woi.org/stream/woi-fm.ram
http://wpln.org/wpln.ram

These are all Real Audio 8 rtsp streams that I had no trouble with less than a month ago.

Thanks for your help.
John
Oleg Chernavin - 03/29/2006 07:02 am
John,

Thank you for the info. I am sorry, but I am in a short vacation, so I will work on it in the beginning of July.

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
John,

I just checked these streams and it appears that they are now loading properly. Can you please check again?

Oleg.
JohnD 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Oleg:

You`re right about the first two streams. They seem to be working correctly now. I am still having trouble with the last one: http://wpln.org/wpln.ram

Thanks again for looking into this.
I hope you had a good vacation.

John
Oleg Chernavin 03/29/2006 07:02 am
Loads well again. I loaded 46 seconds of the stream. During first 25 seconds the speed was about 6 kilobytes per second, then it speeded up - over 21 Kb/s. Then I finalized the stream.

It played well after the download completed.

Oleg.