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Re: Streaming real audio from a server that doesn't support it....

If you still have a problem sending real audio from your
server check to be sure the mime type is defined. 

The real audio files 'mime type' - mail information
multimedia extensions must be defined by the server mime
configuration file. Mime sends the proper file type info
to the requester - your browser to open it with helper
apps. Send a note to the admin asking to edit the server
mime type and add file types for

ra, rm, ram and smil, midi mp3 etc. types 

If the admin is unavailable you can usually overide the
mime type settings by uploading a text file named
.htaccess with proper override mime commands for these
types fo files to the directory where the files are. 

The mime settings, in either the directory's .htaccess
file (that you created) or the servers mime conf file
(that the admin edited) might look something like this,
though I'm not sure I'm doing this from memory and I
don't know what server you use?

allowoverride = yes 
AddType audio/x-pn-realaudio 
AddType audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin 
AddType audio/x-pn-realaudio ra rm
AddType audio/mpeg mp3 m3u
Action audio/mpeg 
AddType audio/x-midi mid

paul buelow wrote:
> Anthony Mullen wrote:
> >
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > My service provider (globalnet) are crap and don't host real audio 
> > that I need to stream from my webspace..
> >
> > Question is - is there a way around this - by installing some sort of 
> > side program to do this?
> >
> To http stream real audio from any server
> 1) Make your .rm file, preferably in encoder 5.0 (most
> compatible) at your chosen rate, for example 20/kbs and
> save the file i.e. audiofile.rm
> 2) Use a text file editor and make a new file that has
> the url of the .rm file, for example the file can
> inlcude one or more lines that would read
> http://www.myserver.com/audiofile.rm save the file as
> audiofile.ram
> 3) Post both files on the server and link to the .ram
> file for streaming and the .rm for download.
> General preference:
> 56k modem users can usually stream a file at 16kbs or
> 20kbs reasonably. MP3 can also be streamed using a
> similar method naming the 'wrapper' file audiofile.m3u
> MP3 is quite good for high quality files or 128kbs and
> real audio is very nice for low quality.