[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: unable to play wvx playlist?

adland adland123 at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 27 03:48:19 CET 2004

> i compiled mplayer cvs-040326 and tried to run
> mplayer http://www.nova.cz/tvarchiv/video/playlist/playlist.wvx?video=23337,

this playlist has two entries based on your url
(can change this by setting video=XXX not XXX,YYY
where XXX is only the
number you wanted to view

1. mms://
small logo commercial - 23337

2. mms://
main stream - 23675

xine and mplayer in my tests seemed to try and play only
 the last entry in the playlist.

mplayer recognizes the original URL link is a playlist  
possibly based on mime type returned by webserver
Content-Type: [video/x-ms-wvx]

you may sometimes need to use -playlist option

It then parses and finds several streams in the asf file 
each audio and video stream has the following info
stream type: guid_video_stream
stream concealment: unknown guid 0057fb20-555b-cf11-a8fd00805f5c442b

at the end of reading the file no known streams were found
and no output

from the -v log

ASF: 1 audio and 3 video streams found
ds_fill_buffer: EOF reached (stream: video)
ASF: No video stream found.
ASF: Searching for audio stream (id:-1).
ds_fill_buffer: EOF reached (stream: audio)
ASF: No audio stream found -> no sound.
No stream found.

Note however the same streams played fine from disk

mmsclient mms://
mplayer JIN10-23337.wmv

good luck

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