Old 5th September 2005, 21:18   #1
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Why doesn't winamp play .rm files???

.rm means Real Media Player.
its a stream. Real Media Player won't work for me no matter how hard I try. I want to find a plugin or setting that allows me to play .rm files...help.
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Old 5th September 2005, 21:23   #2
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Nope, Winamp does not play Real Player files by defauly. Because Real is very protected of their formats and don't let others play them.

But there are ways arounf this. See the following link.
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....id=155680#Real

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Old 5th September 2005, 21:35   #3
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ok, is real alternative a winamp plugin, or a separate program? cuz it looks good, but plugins are more managage for me, etc...
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Old 5th September 2005, 21:39   #4
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It's a seperate program. Tara is a Winamp plug-in.

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eeexcellent.

trouble is, though...
i'm not getting any audio out.
what to do???
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Old 5th September 2005, 22:19   #6
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1. Uninstall RealPlayer
2. Install RealAlternative (you need this for the Real Codecs)
3. Install the Tara plugin

If the problem persists, provide basic system specs (cpu, mobo, soundcard, windows os, directx, internet connection type/speed), and a link to the stream.
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Old 5th September 2005, 23:02   #7
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NO, DO NOT USE THE TARA PLUGIN

Do this, Install real alternative, then download the gabest real media splitter from

http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/s...r_20050227.zip

Once thats done, go to your winamp preferences

Go to the plugins section and select INPUT

Double click on the NULLSOFT DIRECTSHOW DECODER plugin to open its config options

In the next window, add ;RM;RAM;RMV;RMA to the end of the listing of extensions, hit ok, hit close and restart winamp. Then you can use winamp's built in functionality to play real media files (the same works for the quicktime alternative, just add the MOV and QT extensions)

Much better than that buggy tara plugin
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Old 5th September 2005, 23:27   #8
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http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...7.zip?download

(note: in_dshow method does NOT support ram, smil, rpm streams)
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That method does not support streaming, though. Tara does. Plus, that splitter is included in Real Alternative already.

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Old 5th September 2005, 23:48   #10
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drewbar's redundant dribble posts has been deleted

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Old 5th September 2005, 23:57   #11
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That method does not support streaming, though. Tara does. Plus, that splitter is included in Real Alternative already.
What he said
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Old 6th September 2005, 01:03   #12
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.rm files are evil and should be banned from the web.
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Old 6th September 2005, 10:11   #13
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Wow, you are truely a helpful poster, please shed some insight onto how you came up with such a helpful post grandpa ;-)
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Old 6th September 2005, 13:16   #14
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all real formats are evil just like modern skins and cute looking babies.

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Old 6th September 2005, 13:40   #15
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It is in the extension. RM=Rogue Media

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Old 6th September 2005, 14:58   #16
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Quote:
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.rm files are evil and should be banned from the web.
amen

but

what if I don't want to uninstall the real real media player? will alternative have trouble, or is it just a pride thing?
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Old 6th September 2005, 15:27   #17
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You don't need to install RealAlternative if RealPlayer is installed and you don't want to uninstall it.

You need one of RealPlayer or RealAlternative for the RealMedia codecs/engine.

What you DO need to do is install either the Tara plugin for Winamp (for RA, RM, RAM, SMI, SMIL, RPM, RMX, RNX, RV, RMJ support), or the Gabest RealMediaSplitter (if not installing RealAlt) and use Metshrine's DirectShow plugin method instead (for local RA, RM support only, ie. no streams).

Unless all you want to play are RA and RM files from your local hard drive(s) then we still recommend the Tara plugin method instead.
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Old 6th September 2005, 15:34   #18
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If you have Real Player installed there is no need to install Real Alternative, the Tara plugin should be able to work with the Real Player codecs.

If Tara looks like it's playing but you get no sound :
i) check your main volume control in Windows mixer
ii) check Tara is not muted (right click the Tara video window for this option)
iii)turn off 'Process audio through Winamp ... ' in Prefs > Input > Tara plugin > Config.

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Old 6th September 2005, 15:37   #19
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so i don't need to do any file swapping, etc?

cuz i tried to load a .rm file in winamp, and no sound came out.
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Old 6th September 2005, 19:03   #20
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If you already have Real Player installed all you need to do is download the Tara Plugin to your desktop(or where ever) and double click to install.

Go to Winamp > Prefs > Input > DirectShow plugin > Config > and reset the 'Extention list' to default.
Go to Winamp > Prefs > File Types and make sure that the Real file types are selected (RA, RM, RAM, etc.)
Go to Winamp > Prefs > Input > Tara plugin > Config > turn off 'process audio through winamp ... '

Copy and paste the following into Winamp Menu > Play > URL

rtsp://flow.hober.com/hober/hober_news.smi

You should see a white bar with buffering info appear on you desktop somewhere. (If you need help moving this to a more convenient position then post back)

When the stream has connected you will get a video window(faceplate) where you can check if you have mute turned on.

See items (i) to (iii) in my previous post.

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Old 6th September 2005, 20:45   #21
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@#$%^*&@!!!!

Still no SOUND!!!

I've tried all of the above!!!
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Old 6th September 2005, 20:49   #22
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Do you get sound when you play other files in Winamp? (eg. a mp3 file)
I.e. is it a problem with RealPlayer files only, or do other file formats not play either?

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Old 6th September 2005, 21:25   #23
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Tara is only for radio tranlations through Internet in real format. It requires preinstalled real player.
Real Alternative has the size which surpasses the size of Winamp copy, so it is not absolutely convinient.
I'd recommend Direct Show RM utility (1,79 Mbytes), that doesn't require preinstalled real player (that is the hard version).
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Old 6th September 2005, 22:32   #24
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Ok, I got it, after much work...

Thank you.

Now... How to get out_lame to work...

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thank you.

thank you for the tips.
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Nope, Winamp does not play Real Player files by defauly. Because Real is very protected of their formats and don't let others play them.

But there are ways arounf this. See the following link.
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....id=155680#Real
that is the correct answer
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