[MPlayer-dev-eng] support https: URLs

Nico Sabbi nicola_sabbi at fastwebnet.it
Sun Feb 11 12:42:37 CET 2007

Mark Glines wrote:
> Hi,
> I spent some time today, and hacked together a patch for mplayer to 
> support https:// URLs.  It works for me, I can stream an mp3 file from a 
> web server over ssl.  Please consider applying it.
> Since the http-streaming code in mplayer wants to manipulate file 
> descriptors directly, it was not easy to convert mplayer to use the 
> libssl calls (SSL_read(), SSL_write() and so forth) instead of the 
> native send/recv calls.  So instead, I just forked off a helper process 
> to shovel data between libssl and mplayer.  It communicates with mplayer 
> using a socket (created with socketpair), so the normal API still works 
> on the mplayer side of things.
> Mark

> +    pid = fork();

rejected, as I already rejected something similat to access something 
like scp:// streams

Mplayer _CAN_NOT_ fork

"Without a frontend, mplayer is useless" - someone in mplayer-users

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