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I would like to play the RealMedia streams at .

I have installed the RealPlayer beta but all that happens is that the browser saves a .ra file and then RealPlayer says it can't play it.

Interestingly, they work fine in mplayer on linux using mplayer -playlist for example. The stream itself is rtsp:// and I thought Android had rtsp support.

Is there any way to play the videos in Android?

Edit: The answer shows how to play the rtsp streams. However, I would really like to be able to play the videos directly from their web page without having to extract each rtsp link manually using a separate computer.

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That's weird. I could stream this perfectly on my Android 2.3 stock browser.

For you, I'd suggest you do the following :-

  1. Download MX Video Player FREE (and a suitable codec for your phone)

  2. Enter the URL rtsp:// in your stock browser.

  3. You'll see something like :

This is what you should see The above URL for lazy beans: QR code

Click on the MX Video Player and your video should load properly. duh! :D

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Thanks! MX player does indeed seem to be the secret. I don't see how you played it directly from the… web page however. The stock browser offers you MX player as an option which gives me "Sorry, this video cannot be player" unless I feed it the rtsp link. I am also on stock 2.3. – Raphael May 21 '12 at 17:40
@RaphaelClifford Oh I didn't play from the page either. It wouldn't work anyway because the webpage has http:// protocols served instead of the rtsp URLs. – Power-Inside May 21 '12 at 17:43
Oh OK. That seems to mean you need a separate PC to extract the rtsp link in order to play those videos on android doesn't it? – Raphael May 21 '12 at 17:46
@RaphaelClifford Yes, the proper rtsp stream link needs to be found. Its a shame the website there did not configure MIME types properly for rtsp streaming. Maybe they want us to download the content instead of streaming. – Power-Inside May 21 '12 at 18:16
Is it possible to download the contents instead of streaming it? – Raphael May 21 '12 at 19:32

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