[MPlayer-users] whole list of streams that won't play

Raphael Clifford raphael at clifford.net
Wed Aug 6 19:03:34 CEST 2003

Raphael Clifford wrote:

> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> If you go to http://www.defjam.com/jarule/site/music/vid-panel.las# 
> (which is a slightly funny looking page) and attempt to play any of 
> the streams they all fail.  This is using
> MPlayer dev-CVS-030806-14:50-3.2.2
> mplayerplug-in 0.80
> redhat 9
> LIVE support compiled in.
> They seem to fail for different reasons.  The .ram files fail because 
> mplayer can't seem to work out that they are text files :)   An 
> example .ram file contains 
> http://www.islanddefjam.com/www2/av/go.smil?num=4342986014&speed= I 
> can't see any way to play that from the command line successfully as 
> whatever I guess is the correct URL mplayer simply tells me its not a 
> recognised type.
> The .wax files fail for some reason I don't understand but it is 
> probably similar. The .wax files are also text files that contain more 
> info and an mms:// address. That address then fails if you attempt to 
> play it by hand by just sitting at the "Caching" stage.
> The .mov files also fail and I have no idea why.  I managed to dig 
> around and find http://www.islanddefjam.com/www2/av/qt.mov which needs 
> faad. Unfortunately, I have installed a faad2 rpm but configure tells 
> me it can't find the version number and won't include it. What should 
> I do?
> What would be really great is if you could play these files by simply 
> clicking on their links in any case.
> Any help very much appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Raphael

Forget the faad2 compiling comment. I had simply not installed the right 
devel packages. The rest still holds though and I actually can't hear or 
see anything in the .mov file either. 

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