[MPlayer-dev-eng] offer to include gopher protocol support

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Mon Jan 13 14:44:55 EET 2020

Vincenzo Nicosia (12020-01-13):
> I am contacting you to ask whether you would accept a patch to include
> gopher protocol support in mplayer. If you wonder "why on Earth we
> should we do that?", well, you would probably be surprised to know
> that there is still a lot of life in gopherspace, and a lot of
> multimedia content is shared via gopher (yes, I know it's 2020).
> I had a similar patch submitted and included in VLC recently, and
> support for gopher has been added in mpv as well by Leonardo
> Taccari. I have looked at the other stream modules in mplayer, and
> adding a stream_gopher.c looks quite easy.
> Would you accept a patch for that?

Thanks for the offer. But normally, MPlayer already supports the Gopher
protocol. At least, this command:

mplayer ffmpeg://gopher://

tries to connect on port 70. You can still contribute by testing it,
making it easier, etc.


  Nicolas George
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