[MPlayer-users] ICA 101 ASF

dragos iocatretine at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 13 03:27:35 CEST 2003


I have a network camera, Planet ICA 101, a very cheap
clone of an AXIS 2100. Like any respectable chinese
product it only works with Windows/IE using ActiveX. 
Although it runs some version of BSD as OS (my less
than educated guess) and thttpd as a internal web
server it does not have any open specifications. After
playing with it a few minutes I've discovered that it
produces and ASF stream  accesibile at
http://user:pass@camera-ip/img/video.asf. This is
different from the Axis which produces an
/cgi-bin/fullsize.jpg - jpg/mjpg file that can be
easely imported into other applications (like Motion -
motion.sf.net). All these aplication require that the
camera's output is a jpg file (easy to work with I

Now, my problem. If I download a piece of the stream
(using wget) or try to play it directly with mplayer i
get the following message:

#mplayer  video.asf
MPlayer 0.90rc5-2.95.4 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy
(see DOCS)
Playing video.asf
ASF file format detected.
ASF: No video stream found.
No stream found.
Exiting... (End of file)

I can play the file using xine or windows media
I use the latest release of Mplayer (as you can see),
the win32 codecs and nothing else.

mplayer -vo help
Available video output drivers:
        fbdev   Framebuffer Device
        png     PNG file
        jpeg    JPEG file
        null    Null video output
        pgm     PGM file
        md5     MD5 sum
        mpegpes Mpeg-PES file
        yuv4mpeg        yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
(to "stream.yuv")
        vesa    VESA VBE 2.0 video output

I've tried this on different versions of Mplayer, they
all are unfunctional. 

I've put the file online at
http://pot.lsd.ro/video.asf, it has ~380kb. 

I would really like to be able to play it with
mplayer, decoding it to .jpeg files and thus solving
my problem.

Thank you for your time!


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