[MPlayer-users] Re: status of the rtsp support NOVIRUS
finlayson at live.com
Tue Sep 23 02:12:10 CEST 2003
>I am trying to use mplayer + live.com to receive some MP2 or MP4 streams
>via rtsp... I tried to connect to the Darwin streaming server for MP4
>and to the live.com vobstreamer for MP2 and I obtained the same result:
>mplayer displays few frames, and then blocks.
>I am still trying to investigate the problem, but it seems that the
>mplayer RTP demuxer starts to discard packets because the difference
>between audio and video timestamps is too big...
>Is this a known issue?
Yes - but it's a *feature*, not a bug. It's how the RTP demuxer helps
bring audio and video into sync (complementing the a/v sync mechanism used
by the general MPlayer code).
>If someone was able to correctly receive an MP2 via rtsp, can he
>describe his setup?
Your 'setup' looks correct, but please make sure that you're using a recent
version (2003.09.11 or later) of the "LIVE.COM Streaming Media" code,
especially for building "vobStreamer". (Earlier versions of the code
contained a bug that could cause problems streaming MPEG-2 video.)
Also, make sure that your LAN is fast enough for MPEG-2 streaming. A 10
Mbps Ethernet may not always be fast enough; I recommend 100 Mbps.
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