[MPlayer-users] Re: proxy

Anssi Saari as at sci.fi
Wed May 21 06:52:52 CEST 2003

On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 12:02:26AM +0200, Tomas Groth wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> >
> >> Is there a way to make mplayer use a proxy server
> >> by default??
> >
> >I understand there is support for the usual http_proxy environment
> >variable. Is there something wrong with just using it?
> As I wrote in the first mail: when you connect to a file with the 
> http_proxy, and the file redirect you to another file, then mplayer does 
> not use the http_proxy. So you have to find out which address the first 
> file were redirecting you to, and then run mplayer once more with 
> http_proxy and the address of the second file...

> So there is nothing wrong you could say, it is just _very_ annoying!!!

In other words, you don't know what an environment variable is. Try the command 

export http_proxy=http://proxy.server.net:8080/

before running mplayer. Then mplayer and a bunch of other programs will
know about your proxy. 

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