OE Cannot download these RealMedia streams
|Defenestration||12/01/2004 08:35 pm|
|I`m trying to download all the Strauss Music samples from this Amazon page:
They all resolve to links similar to (the 0103 in the filename is different for each sample):
I created a project to download all media files, however they don`t download. OE attempts the download and shows the length of all samples as being 60 seconds, but never gets past 0 seconds.
How can I download these music samples with OE ?
I`m using the latest beta OE Pro 3.5.1869.
|Veblin||12/02/2004 03:59 am|
Some pnm protocol support has been added recently to the program, but it only works for some RealServer versions. I think Oleg is working on trying to make pnm protocol work with all RealServer versions, but I don`t know where he is on that.
In this case these streams can also be downloaded with rtsp protocol.
Something Oleg could probably more easily do right now is when it tries to download pnm protocol streams and it doesn`t work, it should recognize the pnm protocol error it receives, and try downloading with rtsp protocol instead trying both the standard port 554 and pnm port 7070.
As a work around for now you can use the Advanced Project settings with URL Substitutes.
|Veblin||12/02/2004 04:51 am|
These streams can also be downloaded with http protocol.
You can use the Advanced Project settings with URL Substitutes.
|Defenestration||12/02/2004 05:25 am|
|Works perfectly. Thanks Veblin! I`ll remember to try that in the future.
>Something Oleg could probably more easily do right now is when it tries to download pnm protocol
>streams and it doesn`t work, it should recognize the pnm protocol error it receives, and try
>downloading with rtsp protocol instead trying both the standard port 554 and pnm port 7070.
I agree. I think Oleg already has this in mind (See "Streaming RA files over RTSP through HTTP proxy" thread)
PS. You don`t happen to know of any free software for converting RealAudio files to WMA ?
|Oleg Chernavin||12/02/2004 09:10 am|
|I just added the PNM to RTSP redirect in case when PNM stream cannot be loaded from Helix servers. I plan to release 3.5 version today with this change included.
|Defenestration||12/02/2004 06:53 pm|
|Thanks Oleg! The default timeout value of 60 seconds is a bit long in these cases though.
I wanted to reduce the timeout to about 10 seconds. Do you think this is likely to cause a problem with timeouts on other downloads like normal web sites (I`m on a 1MBit connection) ?
If so, what timeout value would you recommend ?
|Oleg Chernavin||12/03/2004 04:12 am|
|I think, 20 seconds is enough if you have fast connection. However some servers may be quite slow, but this is rare nowdays.