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Dan in Saint Louis
January 6th, 2006, 03:29 PM
A challenge for streaming video experts (Judy, what was that program you used to save some testimony?) Who can save this to a disk?

mms://vipeurosport.yacast.net/eurosport/2004/07/01/F1_Renault_16871_4_25_0_320x240.wmv

davidh
January 6th, 2006, 04:37 PM
A challenge for streaming video experts (Judy, what was that program you used to save some testimony?) Who can save this to a disk?

mms://vipeurosport.yacast.net/eurosport/2004/07/01/F1_Renault_16871_4_25_0_320x240.wmv

I once tried Streambox VCR downloaded from afterdawn.com to capture an audio stream that I couldn't save with the player (Real Audio, I think). I don't have it currently installed on my PC. I don't know if it works with WMV format or not. There are several versions of this product and if you try it you may have to read up before deciding which version to install.

As I understand from what I read about the product, it is no longer supported by the manufacturer (I forget who that is). The downloads on afterdawn may be "cracked" versions and I'm not sure of their legal status.

The reason I used it once was that the PC and dial-up at that time was too slow to play the stream, so I had to DL before playing.

afterdawn.com does not appear to have sold my email address to a spammer, so they seem to be at least somewhat legit, or maybe my mail servers's spam filters are good.

David H.

sidney
January 6th, 2006, 05:59 PM
A challenge for streaming video experts (Judy, what was that program you used to save some testimony?) Who can save this to a disk?

VideoLAN, also known as VLC, http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ is a multiplatform open source program that plays most audio and video files and stream formats, and has the option to output to a stream or a file. It handles the wmv format fine even on my Linux box. I'm trying it out on your stream right now. I set it to "dump raw input" to the file, so I think what I'll end up with is a wmv file that you can play in any Windows media player.

If you want to try it, when you run it you use File | Open Stream menu, click the radio button of an mms stream and enter the URL, and check the box near the bottom of that dialog for Stream output, then set the options in the associated dialog to stream output to a file and enter the file name. I checked the box to stream raw input, which tells it to write out whatever format is coming in. The player does not display the video when you select stream output, so you don't get to watch during capture. Remember to unselect the Stream output checkbox if you try to use VLC to view the file you just captured.


Ok, it looks like it worked. There's a 5 megabyte file you can download from http://www.sidney.com/f1renault.wmv

Let me know when you have it and I'll then delete it.

-- sidney

Judy G. Russell
January 6th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Sidney beat me to the answer (not surprising, since he's the one who recommended that program to me!).

Dan in Saint Louis
January 6th, 2006, 09:10 PM
VideoLAN, also known as VLC, http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Outstanding program! But it needs an interface.

I only THOUGHT I was a geek. I can talk Port 25 and even Port 587, and I know the difference between a phish and a virus, but I must be at best a "Grade C Geek". That interface is opaque!

It must not like SWF "Flash" files, I couldn't get any action from http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3047250806359077736 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3047250806359077736&q=hans+stuck) or http://www.bmwtransact.com/microsite/Nurburgring/ (CAUTION dial-up users, ca. 52 MB). But WOW! does Hans Struck ATTACK corners!

Dan in Saint Louis
January 6th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Let me know when you have it and I'll then delete it.
Done, thanks!

Dan in Saint Louis
January 6th, 2006, 10:07 PM
But WOW! does Hans Struck ATTACK corners!
Racing fans, that video will soon be linked, in much nicer resolution, at http://landiss.info/video/ as "Ringmeister". Non-racing fans look elsewhere while we play.

Jeff
January 7th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Racing fans, that video will soon be linked, in much nicer resolution, at http://landiss.info/video/ as "Ringmeister". Non-racing fans look elsewhere while we play.

Good Lord. Half the time, and even in a straight line, I couldn't tell if the screaming was the engine or the tires. Those other cars were out there to make it into an obstacle course? It came in at a steady 230kB/sec, which would be 2.3meg, yes? Where's the server?

- Jeff

Dan in Saint Louis
January 7th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Good Lord. Half the time, and even in a straight line, I couldn't tell if the screaming was the engine or the tires.Stuck is a master, is he not? He attacked the turns so aggressively that until I read the title block, I though he was in a 4-wheel-drive Audi!
Where's the server?That one is stored in downtown Saint Louis. It won't be as quick when College registration gets into full swing next week<G>!

davidh
January 27th, 2006, 04:58 PM
FYI, FWIW

Streambox VCR was illegal in USA. Now apparently also illegal in EU as of Jan 1, 06.

VideoLan apparently does NOT support Real Audio format(s).

DH

P.S. I erased any copies I had, and I don't know any other place to get StreamBox VCR, so don't bother to ask.

WavePad 1.2 is a freeware app that can record sound. It will record just about any stream by brute force if you enable input from WAVE device and disable input from microphone, for example. Will convert to MP3 and other formats. But needs a lot of disk space for recording raw sound (stream or microphone) and then converting to compressed formats such as MP3.