I deliberately left the -dumpfile something.ra
off. Without specifying a dumpfile it always creates a file with the same name, stream.dump.
But it's up to you. My program's working fine. Those comments it throws up are just gobbledygook.
If you downloaded the bobharris file it is only 83.9 MB. That's for a 3 hour show. And the 999999999999 in the command tells it to download at full pelt. But the files are in ra format.
It's possible to download those files in wav format, which is more useful, but they are much bigger. mplayer converts them to wav on-the-fly whilst downloading. But the 3 hour show in wav format results in a file size of 1.8 GB.
The point of this exercise is to download the Beeb programmes without having to sit there recording in real time.
There are some Windows packages out there that will do this too, but afaik they are not freeware.
So even a noobie could probably manage to download using mplayer by following a cribsheet. Or maybe a command saved in notepad where they only needed to add the programme link to the end then paste it in.
This is the version of the command to download in wav format. It always gives a file named audiodump.wav
mplayer -bandwidth 999999999999 rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/religion/sun0543.ra -vo null -vc null -ao pcm:fast
Thanks for your help.
This is my output:-
/religion/sun0543.ra -vo null -vc null -ao pcm:fast
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.1.2 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.26GHz (Family: 15, Model: 4, Stepping: 1)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Resolving rmv8.bbc.net.uk for AF_INET6...
Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: rmv8.bbc.net.uk
Resolving rmv8.bbc.net.uk for AF_INET...
Connecting to server rmv8.bbc.net.uk[126.96.36.199]: 554...
Cache size set to 640 KBytes
Cache fill: 13.75% (90112 bytes)
REAL file format detected.
Stream description: audio/x-pn-multirate-realaudio logical stream
Stream mimetype: audio/x-pn-realaudio
[real] Audio stream found, -aid 0
name: Bells on Sunday
author: BBC Radio 4
copyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation 2008
Forced audio codec: mad
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 64.1 kbit/4.54% (ratio: 8010->176400)
Selected audio codec: [ffcook] afm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg COOK audio decoder)
[AO PCM] File: audiodump.wav (WAVE)
PCM: Samplerate: 44100Hz Channels: Stereo Format s16le
[AO PCM] Info: Faster dumping is achieved with -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast
[AO PCM] Info: To write WAVE files use -ao pcm:waveheader (default).
AO: [pcm] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
realrtsp: Stream EOF detected04:01.0) 2.9% 0%
A: 241.3 (04:01.2) of 241.0 (04:01.0) 2.9% 0%
Exiting... (End of file)