[blindreplay] Re: [blindreplay]question about URLs and file names

  • From: "Robin Plitt" <plittr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindreplay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 09:58:41 -0500

I know this is an old post, but I thought you all would appreciate and benefit from the knowledge of my experience.


I was tryting to stream capture MLB games from mlb.com and having little or no luck doing so.

What I learned was the Replay AV URL Finder would get two URLS from the link. Usually, when I have had luck with using the URL Finder, I use the last link that shows up as the player begins to run. In this instance, I found using the first one will capture the stream successfully.

Yes, I have a subscription to the service and signed in first and started a game to activate the player. After yu've logged in, if you leave a browser window open, youdon't need to log in again.

Hope some of you may benefit from this.
Robin
----- Original Message ----- From: <petrakigianos-giasou@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindreplay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 4:39 PM
Subject: [blindreplay] Re: [blindreplay]question about URLs and file names


Robin
Better details you sent this time. I understand what you are
doing now. If you use JAWS you can do a ctrl and numpad + to
hear the complete URL path. That is in the URL Finder listbox
arrwo to the URL address, press ctrl numpad +, and then insert
up arrow to hear the path. You only have 5 seconds to do all
this as the listbox refreshes on you. You do know the listbox
does refresh every 5 seconds right?

Try this:
In the URL Finder listbox arrow to the URL address and quickly
tab to the "copy URL' button and press it. You have copied the
URL to the clipboard. Now stop the URL Finder tool altogether.
You will be back on the Replay AV 8 program.

Press Application keyboard key. Choose "n" for Enter New Show.
The Edit Show Properties dialog box appears.

You will be in the Basic tab sheet. Add the Show or station
name. tab one more time and you will be in the URL field. Use
ctrl v to pate the copied URL that you copied from the URL
Finder tool by using its copy aURL button. Remember?

Choose OK.

You will see this show or station in the Replay AV 8 listbox
now. Arrow to it. Press application key. Choose "t" for tune to
station/show. You should hear a stream now.

I don't know what is happening when you say the URL is shortened
within the URL Finder tool's listbox.

Let us know if my alternate way works for you.

Can you share the webpage where the stream is? Mike P. wants to
help you with this too.

You did the right thing using the "preview" button with the URL
Finder. I do not know why if doesn't work when you choose the
"add show" button.

The only thing I can think of is that you may not know that the
URL Finder listbox refreshes and maybe you do know this and when
you go back to this listbox you are placed back on the very
first URL address and say you were on the 4th one in the list
when you did the preview button. Understand. The wrong URL could
have been added as the new show since this box refreshes like
every 5 seconds. Again I cannot remember if you know this or
not. I am helping others behind the scenes here privately and
testing beta software for others.

Please let us know if the "copy URL" button does the trick for
you.

Petro

--- Robin Plitt <plittr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I obtained a URL from the Replay, URL finder
I tested it with the Preview URL feature in the URL Finder.
it played.
I then created a new show for the same url in the url finder.
THe program didn't play or record in Replay AV.
When I looked at the URL in the Properties tab of URL finder,
I noticed the
URL had been Shortenned to a protion of the original.

So, again,  aside from trial and error, doesw anyone know how
to interperate
a URL so that I cn use a shorter version which will be short
enough to play
as a Replay Program.

Robin
----- Original Message ----- From: <petrakigianos-giasou@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindreplay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 1:14 PM
Subject: [blindreplay] Re: [blindreplay]question about URLs
and file names


> Sorry but you need to give better details. Every step or
explain
> what you are trying to do. And whcih applications you are
using
> that is giving you the trouble.
>
> Petro
>
> --- Robin Plitt <plittr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the offer Petro. I know how to do this. WHat my
>> question was, was
>> how do you edit the URL  so that it still works? Trial and
>> error?
>>
>> As to the long filenames, the problem is the need to
re-edit
>> them prior to
>> conversion. Some of thelong file names are truncated so
that
>> they worn' play
>> or won't be converted untill renamed. Thus, the aumatic
>> conversion method
>> won't work. I have to go into the saved show, rename it
>> manually and then
>> convert it manually.
>>
>> Robin
>> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: <petrakigianos-giasou@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <blindreplay@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 10:50 AM
>> Subject: [blindreplay] Re: [blindreplay]question about URLs
>> and file names
>>
>>
>> > Copy and paste to this list one of those long URL
addresses.
>> I
>> > will then insert into the URL field in the basic tab
within
>> RAV
>> > 8 edit show properties using enter new show method.
>> >
>> > I noticed this awhile back with the podcast file names
being
>> > shortened. You can press your F2 key to rename the file
to
>> your
>> > liking. Do you know how to do this. Just ask again.
>> >
>> > Never was an issue for me the shortened file names. I am
not
>> a
>> > collector. Listen and delete my files.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --- Robin Plitt <plittr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I've noticed that Repaly has a character limit to the
URLs
>> it
>> >> will use. If a
>> >> site has a long URL, and you enter that URL into Replay,
it
>> >> wil be cut off.
>> >>
>> >> How do you all deal with this? Is there a way to
manually
>> >> shorten the URLs
>> >> in such a way that they still work? If so, how?
>> >>
>> >> Also, I've noticed on some podcast downloads, that
REplay
>> >> shortens the file
>> >> name. You then need to rename the file with the file
type.
>> Is
>> >> there anything
>> >> that can be done about tis?
>> >> Robin
>> >>
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