[BL] streaming audio for BL2
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Sat Sep 4 18:29:20 EDT 2004
On Sat, 4 Sep 2004, Ron Clarke wrote:
> Hi Sindi,
> On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 17:10:02 +0000 (UTC)
> sindi keesan <keesan at sdf.lonestar.org> wrote:
>> I tried to read about problems at Real.com and kept running into blank
>> pages with both lynx and links so am investigating ways to listen to other
>> streaming formats such as WMA and OGG vorbis.
> You may need to add the libraries for those formats first.
> You certainly will for OGG.
But hopefully it will be smaller overall if it does not also play video
formats. Have you tried OGG? At least one classical station offers it.
>> Mplayer is really a monster and seems to require Xfree86 4 and all sorts
>> of other libraries to use even the version compiled for Redhat 7.3 (SW8.1
>> equiv?). It plays WMA and OGG vorbis and movies and apparently also RM
>> (real media) formats and DVDs. I wonder if it can be compiled to play
>> only audio formats so as not to need libgc for VIDIX, fontconfig, and
>> XFree86 4.
> I doubt it.
At this point I might just give up on WMA files and use Windows to play
them until I fix a few other problems (dying monitor....)
>> At one forum people reported being able to play realaudio files using
>> mplayer, media player classic, xine, abd Helix DNA player, or they may
>> have meant they could play video formats with those.
> Xine can certainly play Real media stuff, but it is a bit jerky and not as efficient
> as the RealPlayer itself.
Can it play streaming RA?
>> There is also an
>> xmms and Sinek for playing OGG Vorbis streaming media, and there are
>> players for streaming MP3 which is patented.
> You may be able to tweak Links graphic to call mpg123 to play mp3 streams.
> Worth a try ?
I got Realaudio working on its own without any browser, just typed in the
URL of the station's live broadcast into File, Open. Maybe mpg123 can be
used the same way? Is it compiled on the SW7.1 disk?
This is a big time sink. At least I have the SB16 working now.
I read the there is (was?) no linux support for awe32 (advanced wave
effect synthesis for midi playing - I have two or more of these cards, 2
with 2M RAM that could take 8M RAM instead, 30 pin simms, and they come
with some built in sound samples but linux may not use these).
> Ron Clarke
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