BBC audio

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gb 07/18/2006 07:29 pm
Hi Oleg - I'm trying to download streaming audio from the BBC, specifically at an address of the form

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/events/proms/aod.shtml?radio3/prom01a

This link will happily play the audio in Internet Explorer, but I can't download the underlying audio in OEpro! (Shouldn't it?)

I suspect there is an rtsp: link involved somehow but can't work out how to determine it, e.g. by viewing the source for the above link.

Any suggestions please?
Thanks
gb
Oleg Chernavin 07/19/2006 07:22 am
Please try to enable script calculations in the Project Properties dialog - Advanced section. And download the Project. This should get the missing audio stream.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
gb 07/20/2006 05:42 pm
Oleg, thanks but it still doesn't work. I went to Properties - Advanced, and checked "Evaluate script calculations" but still no audio stream!

For what it's worth, I ntoe that OEpro tries - but fails - to download a file:
"pnm://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/support/redirect.ra"

Some kind of redirection here? How to get behind it?

Sorry to trouble you again, thanks for any help!
gb
Patrick 07/20/2006 11:37 pm
> Oleg, thanks but it still doesn't work. I went to Properties - Advanced, and checked "Evaluate script calculations" but still no audio stream!
>
> For what it's worth, I ntoe that OEpro tries - but fails - to download a file:
> "pnm://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/support/redirect.ra"
>
> Some kind of redirection here? How to get behind it?
>
> Sorry to trouble you again, thanks for any help!
> gb

Try this url in OEP.

rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk:554/radio3/proms/prom01a.ra?start=647.5

To get streaming urls - I like to use a program called URL Snooper - I believe it is freeware.
gb 07/21/2006 05:22 pm
It works! Patrick, thank you so much - both for the specific url, and for the pointer to URL Snooper which now allows me to find these things for myself!
gb