[MPlayer-users] MPlayer as a SIP (IP telephony) client

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live.com
Sun May 4 06:30:14 CEST 2003

FYI, the latest CVS version of MPlayer can now play IP telephony sessions - 
i.e., those specified by a "sip:" URL.  For example, you could use MPlayer 
to listen in on multi-party IP telephony conferences.

Of course, because MPlayer is a receive-only application, you can listen in 
on such sessions - but you won't be able to talk back.   (If you want 
two-way communication on a SIP session, you should instead use a dedicated 
SIP 'softphone' application, such as "linphone".)

For example, here are a couple of SIP 'voicemail announcements' that you 
can now play using MPlayer:
	sip:1234 at pbx.live.com
	sip:10001 at fwd.pulver.com

To use this new SIP client functionality, you will need the "LIVE.COM 
Streaming Media" libraries (which are also used to implement RTSP 
streaming) - see <http://www.live.com/mplayer/>.  (You might need to use 
the latest version (2003.05.03) for SIP to work properly.)


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