Mplayer to dump the stream to your hard drive before watching. Just say
-dumpstreamunder “Additional parameters” at the bottom of the preferences, and open the following URL:
rtsp://cspanrm.fplive.net/cspan/project/c04/c04100804_debate3podium.rm?start=:04:41.0&mode=compact. It’ll save a file
/stream.dump(yes, at the root), which you move and rename debate.rm. It’s 96 Mb. And it’s a much better experience than the streaming version.