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Authored by: chyna4xena on Jul 06, '04 08:49:32PM
When viewing and copying the rtsp URL out of the file for use on the command line, remember to properly escape special characters. One site uses a
!
character in all its rtsp URLs, which has to be entered as
\!
on the command line (whether quotes are used or not).

I had trouble getting any version of mplayer to rip and dumpfile certain rtsp streams (most streams worked, though), in particular, the vids off the Australian Big Brother site.

After several days of messing around, the solution that worked for me was to download the RealPlayer 8 PPC codecs from the mplayer site, then download and build the live.com streaming libraries (the docs tell you where to place the RealPlayer PPC codecs) and finally building mplayer v1.0pre4 (with the options set to include streaming, of course).

It took an age to go through all this nonsense, but I have since not encountered an unrippable rtsp stream anywhere.


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