[MPlayer-users] BUG: Cannot play mms url, using asfrecorder works ok

Roberto Togni r_togni at libero.it
Sun Sep 28 19:23:39 CEST 2003

On 2003.09.27 17:51, Anders Hermansen wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read
> DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> I tried playing the following URL using mplayer:
> mms://mmod.streaming.telia.com/ti/mmod/a95/s66380.wmv?key=M4cA2o60
> It does not work.
I made it work replacing mms:// with mmst://, and removing the query  

If you keep the mms:// protocol string, MPlayer will try with ASF/HTTP  
protocol, and then it hangs waiting for cache to fill up (or waits for  
a looong timeout). I still have to check why it hangs there (if  
connection fails, it should exit). It makes no difference if you keep  
or remove the ?key= part.

If you change the protocol to mmst://, MPlayer will be forced to use  
ASF/TCP, but you have to remove the ?key= part, else the connection  
fails with a "file not found" message. Looks like the server takes  
the ?key as part of the file name.

If usually mmst:// servers can't process query strings in urls, MPlayer  
should remove them. Can anyone verify this?

What kind of protocol does asfrecorder use? AFAIK it uses only HTTP, so  
there's probably a bug in MPlayer ASDF/HTTP implementation. If someone  
has a better knowledge on asfrecorder please speak up.

> Anders

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