[MPlayer-users] Mplayer over NFS weirdness

Johan Ovlinger johan at ccs.neu.edu
Sun Apr 20 09:22:31 CEST 2003


running 0,90rc4, compiled with broken gcc, I get some very strange
behavior: I can play local files just fine, but mplayer can't seem to
open files on volumes mounted via NFS. 

   shalmanser(368): ls -l somefile.mpg 
   -rw-r--r--    1 johan    johan    214707388 Mar  2 22:15 somefile.mpg

   shalmanser(369): mplayer somefile.mpg 
   MPlayer 0.90rc4-2.96 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

   CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Duron SF Spitfire (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
   Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
   CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
   Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx
   Playing Good Eats.03x09.Flat Is Beautiful.mpg
   File not found: 'somefile.mpg'

However, it plays just fine via stdin: 

   shalmanser(371): cat somefile.mpg  | mplayer -
   MPlayer 0.90rc4-2.96 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)
   Playing -
   Reading from stdin...
   MPEG-PS file format detected.
   VIDEO:  MPEG1  352x240  (aspect 12)  29.97 fps  1437.5 kbps (179.7
   Starting playback...
   New_Face failed. Maybe the font path is wrong.  1   0%  0%  0.0% 0 0
   Please supply the text font file (~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf).
   subtitle font: load_sub_face failed.
   Successfully enabled DPMS.004 ct:  0.046   29/ 29   7% 12%  5.3% 0 0
   ...<movie plays>

Can anyone suggest what may be going on here?  (Server and client
running i386 RH 7.3 and 8.0 respectively) Google is ignorant of any
issues of ?q=mplayer+nfs. Infact it suggests that several others have
success streaming divx from low end hardware over crappy hardware
using NFS (and presumably linux). 

I'm stumped. Any thoughts appreciated. Perhaps this is a known gcc
problem (doesn't smell of compiler bug to me, but I'm not a c hacker,
so I dunno).


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