Streaming For Real Audio And Real Video Via HTTP

To stream media files via standard http encode the media with RealSystem Producer and upload the encoded file to your site.

To stream RealMedia content using HTTP:

  1. Copy your encoded RealAudio or RealVideo files (files with the .ra or .rm extensions) to your World Wide Web server.
  2. Use a text editor (such as Notepad) to create a metafile containing a RealAudio URL. For example, the contents of your file should be in the following form:

    where is the name of your World Wide Web server.
    For example:

    RAM files for HTTP streaming are identical to regular RAM files with the exception that it uses http as the protocol instead of pnm.
  3. Save your metafile in as text using a .ram filename extension.
  4. In your HTML document, reference the metafile in a hyperlink.

    For example:
    *Please note that the tag is present because we also use this article in our online kb. The tag should not be used in your metafile.


    You can use relative or complete paths. If you use complete paths, you must include both the hostname and the complete path.

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