[MPlayer-users] ICA 101 ASF

Manac Dragos dragosh at gtnet.ro
Wed Aug 13 03:51:58 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 guess).

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 player.
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

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 thus solving my problem.

Thank you for your time!


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