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Convert a Real stream into an AVI
Authored by: thomashallock on Aug 09, '04 04:06:33PM

when I run that command, I get the following errors:

Opening audio decoder: [realaud] RealAudio decoder
opening shared obj '/Library/Application Support/ffmpegX/reallib/cook.bundle/Contents/MacOS/cook'
Error: dlcompat: file "/Library/Application Support/ffmpegX/reallib/cook.bundle/Contents/MacOS/cook" not found
ERROR: Could not open required DirectShow codec
Read the RealAudio section of the DOCS!
ADecoder preinit failed :(
ADecoder init failed :(
Opening audio decoder: [realaud] RealAudio decoder
Bus error

I tried to find some documentation on how to install the real codecs, but it didn't help. How did you install the real codecs, oh annonymous tip submitter?

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Convert a Real stream into an AVI
Authored by: bluehz on Aug 09, '04 06:27:44PM

For some reason the codecs don't always install properly for everyone. I had no problems myself, but I saw in the mplayer forums thats ome people were having trouble. The codecs should be located here:


If for some reason you don't have that directory or the directory is empty - then just create it and move the files from the reallib/mplayer/ (part of the mencoder & mplayer binary distribution) into /usr/local/lib/mplayer (defaults are listed below):


Also - can't remember who - but someone (thx!) last week turned me on to this download of a whole bunch more codecs for mencoder/mplayer including more recent versions of the Real codecs:

Do not download the DR5 as it is old, instead download the first DATED release - for example 08/09/04 - and grab the file listed next to macos-gcc3-pb under the All_clients column. After downloading - discard everything that is not a ".bundle" file, then move all the bundles into /usr/local/lib/mplayer - replacing the files that are already there. The codecs for Real are even newer than distributed with mencoder/mplayer, but use at your own risk - I have been unable to get those particular codecs working so far.

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