[MPlayer-users] Re: MPlayer-users Digest, Vol 7, Issue 29

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live.com
Wed Jul 9 01:38:44 CEST 2003

>I have noticed that Mplayer CVS now supports MPEG2 TS files, I was 
>wondering what
>possibility there may be to have Mplayer work as a client to VideoLAN server
>(www.videolan.org), which sends MPEG2 TS (encapsulated in UDP protocol) over a
>network either as unicast or multicast.  I have tried using the RTSP/RTP 
>info from
>live.com but they don't seem to be compatible with VideoLAN's stream. 
>(videolan puts
>audio and video in one stream, not two as rtsp seems to require).

RTSP doesn't 'require' that audio and video get sent in separate streams - 
that happens only if the RTSP server chooses to do this.  RTSP/RTP sessions 
can also be sent in a single, multiplexed stream.

It's quite likely that the LIVE.COM RTSP/RTP support can be made to play 
these streams (if it can't already).  (It's possible, though, that the 
VideoLAN server is not standards-compliant in some way.)  Could you please 
re-run MPlayer with the "-V" option, i.e.,
         mplayer -V rtsp://<whatever>
and send me the output?

(I'm assuming, of course, that you're using the "latest CVS snapshot" 
version of MPlayer - not the 0.90 version (for which the RTSP/RTP code 
doesn't work properly).)

         Ross Finlayson

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