[linux-audio-user] Howto record PCM (from realplayer)?

Mario Lang mlang at delysid.org
Sat Mar 5 09:33:37 EST 2005

Christian Henz <christian.henz at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 01:48:39 +0100, Wolfgang Woehl <tito at rumford.de> wrote:
>> > When I try the dumpstream approach mentioned above,  using
>> >
>> >     mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile filename -playlist url
>> >
>> > (since -playlist (at least for me) seems to want an argument), I do
>> > get a local file with the contents of the stream, but it is still in
>> > some sort of Real-specific format, so that I need to use realplayer
>> > to listen to it.  And, so, the original problem recurs: how do I then
>> > convert this cached stream to .wav format?  I went to the mplayer
>> If you have mplayer, jack and bio2jack you can say
>> $ mplayer -ao jack localfile or url
>> and capture with some jack recorder like timemachine.
> "mplayer -ao pcm -aofile foo.wav foo.rm" should also work

Yes, I used this to convert problematic formats to ogg :-)
Very helpful.  If you add "-vc dummy -vo null" you can even extract audio
streams from videos pretty easily and fast.


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