Real Audio

by AA » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 02:53:04 GMT


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 Is there a way to play real audio files on my G1?

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Real Audio

by Dave Sparks » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 03:54:25 GMT


 No, Android does not have support for RA formats.



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Real Audio

by AA » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 23:13:18 GMT


 According to the Specs it should support Real Audio formats?!?! I'm
confused as to why it would not and why there isn't a player for it
yet!!

Help!




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Real Audio

by Mark Murphy » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 23:35:33 GMT


 


Which specs are these?

The Android "specs" with respect to media formats can be found here:

 http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html 

-- 
Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy)
 http://commonsware.com 
_The Busy Coder's Guide to *Advanced* Android Development_ Version 0.7!

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Real Audio

by Ayman El-Ghazali » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:13:59 GMT


 I saw the specs on Wikipedia and other websites.  I don't see why there
could not be a player that plays Real Audio.  I switched from the IPhone
anticipating that I could play real audio on my G1.






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Real Audio

by Mark Murphy » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:44:44 GMT


 


In this case, Wikipedia is wrong. I have edited the page to correct the
error.


https://community.helixcommunity.org/Realcodecs

RealAudio/RealVideo 10 are not open source. If you wish a specific
device to support those codecs, they would need to license it from
RealNetworks.

There are older RealAudio codes that may be open source via the Helix
initiative, but:

-- Last I knew, Helix's open source license wasn't Apache 2.0, but GPL,
which makes integration a bit challenging

-- They may require porting work for whatever chipsets Android intends
to support (not all ARMs are created equal)

Moreover, RealAudio tends to be used as a streaming format, and I am not
sure that they are part of the Internet streaming specifications that
OpenCORE supports.

If you are interested in contributing engineering work to have RealAudio
in Android, I suggest you start up a thread over on the
[android-platform] Google Group, as this Google Group is for
introductory questions and answers for SDK developers, not firmware
developers.

-- 
Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy)
 http://commonsware.com 
_The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development_ Version 2.0 Available!

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Real Audio

by Ayman El-Ghazali » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:31:37 GMT


 Looks like they've already started it:
https://porting.helixcommunity.org/2008/android

I'm not an android developer.  I'm a SQL Developer and I wish I had more
time on my hands to look at Android development because I really love the
platform. Unfortunately, when I get home the only playing around with
Android is when my son gets a hold of my phone!

I have so many audio files in rm format and I cannot convert them all.  I
used to listen to them on my windows mobile device ALL the time.  Come on
now Google, you gonna let Microsoft beat you in that?

Thanks for your correspondence.
Ayman






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Real Audio

by Dave Sparks » Sat, 14 Mar 2009 07:58:49 GMT


 Unfortunately, the licensing terms are incompatible with AOSP. I'm
sure if there is enough demand, someone will create a player.





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