[MPlayer-dev-eng] [patch] fix for autodetection of SMIL files

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 14:18:31 CET 2009

Hi MPlayer folks,

as always, many thanks for your awesome piece of software which I, for one,
use all over the place.

During a discussion on the Irish MythTV list, a bug was identified in
mplayer's SMIL detection.


I've come up with a patch (see below) based on on the current ubuntu jaunty
mplayer source (2:1.0~rc2-0ubuntu17).  This allows mplayer to play this
smil file:


which is couldn't before (unless you opened the file and snagged the rtsp
file out manually.

I'm not on the list, so if you could Cc me on any discussion I'd appreciate
it.  I'm unsure if the comparison should be to "<!DOCTYPE smil" or just
"<!DOCTYPE".  Perhaps someone might know better?

Thanks in advance,

gavinmc at bambi:~/src/mplayer-1.0~rc2$ diff -u playtreeparser.c.orig playtreeparser.c
--- playtreeparser.c.orig       2009-01-19 22:23:56.000000000 +0000
+++ playtreeparser.c    2009-01-19 21:58:37.000000000 +0000
@@ -450,6 +450,8 @@
     if (strncasecmp(line,"<?xml",5)==0) // smil in xml
+    if (strncasecmp(line,"<!DOCTYPE smil",13)==0) // smil in xml
+      continue;
     if (strncasecmp(line,"<smil",5)==0 || strncasecmp(line,"<?wpl",5)==0 ||
       break; // smil header found

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