real audio and real video streaming media for your web site

Anybody absorbed in creating RealAudio and RealVideo content on
their sites will acquisition it’s a abundant deal easier than they might accept
initially imagined.

The instructions accustomed below are for RealAudio on a Windows 95/98
computer, but the action is almost selfsame for RealVideo and other
platforms. I tentatively suggest you print out this tutorial for easier
reading, by copying the content and pasting it into Wordpad or Chat
then printing it out. Or if, you prefer, you can download the content as
a zipped document from here. Netscape users please press shift as
you click to save the file to disc.

Before you alpha, be sure you:

1: accept an audio or video file in one of the following
formats: AVI, MOV, WAV, or AU format. If your file is
not in one of those formats, you will charge to convert it
before starting this tutorial.

2: check with your internet service provider or the bodies
who accommodate your interlacing space that they abutment streaming
media. This is the one sure affair that will guarantee that
you’ll never amuse this adjustment to assignment on your site. Save
your self a lot of age and accomplishment by finding out before
you alpha this tutorial.

3: are not violating any copyright laws by placing
copyrighted material on your interlacing site. It goes without
saying that the ace files to put on your interlacing site are files
you’ve created yourself. A snippet of the Spice Girls may
titillate a few but it won’t animate bodies to stick
around or even come back to beam how your site develops
and it may accomplish you accessible to prosecution.

Step 1: Download RealProducer encoder
The current version is RealProducer 7.0. To amuse the encoder, click
here, fill out the anatomy and download the encoder. I’ve been buttoned up
this action myself a few times and I can guarantee that Absolute won’t
send you annoying bumf. After you finish downloading, you will
charge to execute the file you downloaded and install RealProducer.

Step 2: Preparations to encode your air file
Twin click the angel on your desktop or from the alpha menu called
” RealProducer.” In the dialogue box which pops up choose ‘document
from file’

Any more you charge to enter the agname of the file that you appetite to encode.
Click “Browse” and browse for the file. Once you accept activate the
file, click “Accessible” then “Abutting”.

In the abutting screen, enter the title, author, copyright and a brief
description of the track to inform your listeners of the affectionate of affair
they can expect to hear when they play it. Then click “Abutting”. Any more
you charge to select the target audience. Select “Multi-percentage SureStream
for Absolute Server G2″ and click “Abutting”. Then choose 56k Modem as
a target Audience stream format. Most PCs, browsers and modems
should be able to arm this.

The current screen asks for the audio format. Select the adapted
type based on the type of file you are encoding and click “Abutting”.

Any more you will be asked to enter the output file. You can choose to
enter it anywhere on your adamantine drive but you should be able to
bethink exactly where you placed it. Then you should click
“Abutting”. Please arrange at this stage that you avoid any spaces in a
file’s agname. Most servers are still susceptible to file names which
aren’t continuous so a file according to ‘wake chargeless area.rm’ would be added
easily recognised as ‘wakefreezone.rm’.

Finally, RealProducer allows you to confirm your choices. If there is
annihilation amiss with your choices, click “Alpha”. If you ambition to chicken feed
something, hit ‘back’ and chicken feed what you charge to in the adapted
dialogue boxes.

Step 3: Encode the file
In the “RealEncoder” screen, click the “Alpha” button in the lower left
corner of
the RealEncoder window. It may booty a few minutes to encode the
file, depending on the length of the aboriginal file. The dejected bar in the
lower adapted corner of the RealEncoder shows your progress. When
encoding is finished, a “Disc All” box will pop up. Here
you are accustomed the choice to upload the destination of your file to Absolute
Server Janus where, if you’re lucky, someone may stumble across
your melodic offering via their interlacing site. You simply connect to the
internet and fill out the anatomy at Janus to inform them where they
might acquisition your air. Then you should close RealProducer .

Step 4: Upload the file
To upload the file to your Interlacing site, you will charge to statement an FTP
program or Site Employer. You can upload to any directory, aloof be
sure you bethink the inscription of the file. If your program asks, this
file should be uploaded in “Binary” mode.

Step 5: Accomplish a content file linking to the Absolute (*.rm) file
Click your Alpha Menu and action to “Amble.” Type “Notepad” and click
“OK”. In Notepad, type alone this line of content:
http://www.server#/username/directory/file.rm. # is the server that
you are on, username is your realm username, directory is where
you’ve uploaded the rm file to and file.rm is the actual file that you
uploaded. For instance the file wakefreezone is at:
‘http://www.eidosnet.co.uk/donkit racks/wakefreezone.rm’

Here’s the rub. There should alone be one line of content in the Notepad
window. When you are finished, click “File” and action to “Save As.” In
the “Save as Type” selector, select “All Files (*.*)”. Select a
directory you can bethink, and in the “File agname:” box type a
agname with an ending of .ram. (For archetype, sound.ram.) Click
“Save.” This is decidedly big. What you’ve done here is to
actualize a affectionate of sign post to the .rm file which then, when your
visitor clicks on to the link, points their copy of RealPlayer to the .rm
file which the application will then play.

Step 6: Upload the content file
Statement an FTP program or Site Employer to upload the content file to your
interlacing site. You can upload to any directory, aloof be sure you
bethink the inscription of the file. If your program asks, this file
should be uploaded in “Content” or “ASCII” mode, however most FTP
programmes worth their spice will apperceive what type of file you’re
uploading and chicken feed the mode automatically.

Step 7: Link to the content file on your interlacing site
You will charge to edit one of your HTML files on your Interlacing site and
abode a link to the *.ram file. This link should be to your interlacing site,
not to the file on your adamantine drive. Then you will charge to re-upload
the HTML file.

Step 8: Analysis your RealAudio file
Action to your interlacing site and click on the link to the RealFile (the *.ram
file). Your browser should quickly download a file, and RealPlayer
should accessible and play the RealAudio file. If anything does not assignment
correctly check the addresses you used and accomplish sure they are
accurate. If your file refuses to play but no other error messages pop
up, you should check that you uploaded the files with the proper file
type.

RealVideo
To accomplish RealVideo, statement the selfsame adaption but be prepared to wait
while the file encodes as video is far added anamnesis hungry than
audio.

Accept amusing!

About the Author

Dominic Arnold
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Originall posted September 28, 2012