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Re: Tech: How many can hear .rm files? was: Boudewijn's website

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Saturday, July 3, 1999, 18:22
I'm afraid you're getting a lot of little mails from me! The weather's far
too hot in these parts to be very coherent ;-).

On Sat, 3 Jul 1999, Sally Caves wrote:

> No, my mistake. Too hasty, here. I clicked on the old wave file. Your > new realaudio file is actually in realmedia, and I need a plug-in to > read a .rm file. Is anybody else in this boat? It strikes me, then, > that getting Real Player Plus G2 will not solve the problem. It's a > problem with my Netscape Version, isn't it? How many others of you out > there can hear Boudewijn's .rm file (the Real Audio file)? How many > can't? I have Netscape Communicator 4.0, but I need to know what > plug-in will let me hear .rm files. When I click on "more info" it puts > me in a page that says that I am missing some cool features that a > plug-in will remedy, but after that it's pretty vague. Weirdly, when I > uploaded .rm files to my website and tried to play them, they printed > out in graphic form as gibberish. Not the "you have started to download > a format with..." message. >
I can play my own files with the Linux version of the G2 player, so installing that ought to solve your problems. Of course, whether it wouldn't cause a whole raft of new problems is anyones guess.
> > I found it easier just to change the extensions from .rm to .ra. But I > can hardly ask you to do that for seventy sound files! Does your new > recorder allow you to save in .ra format? If so, what recorder do you > have? >
I've just put up a test. I've renamed one file from .rm to .ra and put a testpage up in Amsterdam. If you could try: and report whether this worked or whether you got a stream of gibberish on your screen (or any other error message) I would be very grateful. If it works, I'll simply rename all my files. Boudewijn Rempt |