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Old 04-05-2011, 03:51 AM   #1
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Is there a way to tell ffmpeg to go much faster?


I'm using a trivial command like the following to download old episodes
of programmes only available as Real Audio streams:

ffmpeg -i
rtsp://mm6.rai.it/radiofonia/radio3/napoli/terzo_anello/2007/lacoscienzadizeno13.ra test.ra

This works perfectly, but it takes 20 minutes to finish, because this is
the duration of the episode.

Is there a way to tell ffmpeg to go much faster?

Best regards.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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Are you saying that you want ffmpeg to download faster? That would be the only logical reason of you saying that you want it to go faster, unless I am wrong. Can you please clarify what you said? Most likely, for what it seems and what you said, is that it takes 20 minutes to finish because the episode is 20 minutes long......
 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Most likely, for what it seems and what you said, is that it takes 20 minutes to finish because the episode is 20 minutes long......
But the OP doesn't want to watch it while it's converting. Why can't it go as fast as possible, then?
 
Old 04-05-2011, 08:44 AM   #4
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Ahh, now I see what he means. I had a hard time understanding at first... Maybe the OP can renice ffmpeg?
 
Old 04-05-2011, 09:08 AM   #5
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Many audio/video streams are only served in real-time, so there is little you can do at the client end to speed up this process. There are stream grabbing programs that get around this limitation by running multiple connections, but stream providers don't always appreciate that!
 
  


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