[MPlayer-users] Re: RTSP and Mplayer

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live.com
Thu Apr 3 04:55:59 CEST 2003

>I got Mplayer working nicely....except when using RTSP libs from =
>Mplayer reports all the .mp4 streams an "not seekable" (even when all of =
>are "hinted").

That's because the LIVE.COM libraries don't yet support the 'seeking' 
operations in the RTSP protocol.  (This task is on our 'to do' list, but as 
it's not yet a funded project, it's low priority.)

>  It also reports that famous screen saying that my =
>computer is
>too slow (which _NEVER_ happens playing files locally).

MPlayer's A/V synchronization & playback code doesn't always work well when 
playing remote (RTSP/RTP) streams, and it sometimes gets confused into 
thinking that your computer is 'too slow'.  (The reason for this seems to 
be that, for streams, the A-V presentation time differences tend to be 
larger than for locally-played files, which the MPlayer code was primarily 
designed for.)  You could try adding the "-mc 10" option; that often 
helps.  Or else just ignore the message; if your computer isn't really 'too 
slow', then the message is nothing more than a minor annoyance.

         Ross Finlayson

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