[Mplayer-cvslog] CVS: main/DOCS/xml/en usage.xml,1.1,1.2

Nico nicolas at mplayerhq.hu
Mon Apr 21 23:05:25 CEST 2003

Update of /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/xml/en
In directory mail:/var/tmp.root/cvs-serv20693/main/DOCS/xml/en

Modified Files:
Log Message:
patch by Albeu, corrected by Diego Biurrun & me

Index: usage.xml
RCS file: /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/xml/en/usage.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.1
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.1 -r1.2
--- usage.xml	23 Mar 2003 23:33:25 -0000	1.1
+++ usage.xml	21 Apr 2003 21:04:59 -0000	1.2
@@ -433,4 +433,58 @@
 <screen>wget ftp://micorsops.com/something.avi -O - | mplayer -cache 8192 -</screen>
+<sect1 id="mpst" xreflabel="Remote streams">
+<title>Remote streams</title>
+Remote streams allow you to access most <application>MPlayer</application>
+stream type from a remote host. The main purpose of this feature is to make
+it possible to directly use the CD or DVD drive of another computer on the
+network (provided you have the required bandwidth). On the downside some
+stream type (currently TV and MF) are not useable remotely because they are
+implemented at the demuxer level. It's sad for MF but TV stream would anyway
+require an insane amount of bandwith.
+<sect2 id="compile_mpst_server">
+<title>Compiling the server</title>
+After having compiled <application>MPlayer</application> go to the
+<filename>TOOLS/netstream</filename> directory and enter
+<application>make</application> to build the server binary.
+You can then copy the <application>netstream</application> binary
+to the right place on your system (usely <filename>/usr/local/bin</filename>
+on Linux).
+<sect2 id="use_mpst">
+<title>Using remote streams</title>
+First you have to start the server on the computer you intend to remotely
+access. Currently the server is very basic and doesn't have any commands
+line arguments so just enter <filename>netstream</filename>. Now you can
+for example play the second track of a VCD on the server with :
+mplayer -cache 5000 mpst://servername/vcd://2
+You can also access files on this server :
+mplayer -cache 5000 mpst://servername//usr/local/movies/lol.avi
+Note that paths wich aren't starting with a / will be relative to
+the directory where the server is running. The cache option is not
+needed but highly recommended.
+Be aware that currently the server is not secure at all. So don't complain
+about the numerous exploits wich are possible through this. Instead send
+some (good) patch to make it better or start writing your own server.

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