October 03, 2005

Create Excerpts Of Real Player Audio Streams

This weekend I took a break from bug-fixing PeerBackup to play with writing a little web app.

The result of this playing is now available for anyone to play with, the McQN.net: Real Audio Clip Generator.

It lets you take a Real audio stream and create a link which will play just the portion of the audio that you choose. So if, for example, you have a link to an hour long radio show and you're only interested in ten minutes in the middle of the show, then you can use this to create a link that starts 25 minutes in and ends at the 35 minute mark.

It's still a little rough round the edges, and there's a list of things I'd still like to do (see below), but I think it's useful enough to release into the world. Please email me or leave a comment if you have any problems with it, or any ideas on ways it could be improved.

Things I still want to add/fix

This is partly a to-do list for me, partly a list of "known problems" and partly a roadmap for future developments, although as it's an "in my spare time" kind of thing, I can't guarantee how quickly things will get done (unless anyone wants to pay me to develop it further ;-)

  • Video doesn't work properly. You can use it to create a video clip, but you can't actually see the video when choosing the start/end times
  • It doesn't look as polished on Internet Explorer
  • You can only specify start and end to the nearest second - it'd be better if you could specify tenths of a second there
  • Add a bookmarklet to make it even easier to create clips
Posted by Adrian at October 3, 2005 12:21 PM | TrackBack

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