Capture or record a real audio/video (rtsp) stream in Linux
ProblemYou want to save (capture) a RealAudio or RealVideo stream to a file for later viewing or listening.
KeywordsReal, RealAudio, RealVideo, capture, record, streaming, stream, rip, ripping, mplayer, Linux.
mplayer -noframedrop -dumpfile out.rm -dumpstream rtsp://url/to/file.rm
(Michael Carr notes that passing a -bandwidth N option, where N is your available bandwidth may considerably speed up the download; the mplayer manual seems to be unclear about it being bits or bytes, though.)
When the download is done you can watch or listen to out.rm with a media player, like realplay or mplayer.