[MPlayer-users] Unable to play mms stream (solution)

Stephen Stocker lpar at par1.net
Sun Jan 4 15:25:13 CET 2004


  Change the mms: to mmst: and it should work. A lot of those streams do
  it. I'm thinking it's because they point to yet another actual URL,
  but not sure. Nutty M$!


>mplayer is unable to play this mms stream:
>mplayer -v output:
>MPlayer dev-CVS-040104-12:55-3.3.2 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
>CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville 667.2
>MHz (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
>Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
>CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
>Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE
>Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: Ingen
>sådan fil eller filkatalog
>Reading config file /home/tomas/.mplayer/config
>Reading /home/tomas/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 61 audio & 167 video
>CommandLine: '-v'
>get_path('font/font.desc') ->
>font: can't open file: /home/tomas/.mplayer/font/font.desc
>Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded
>successfully! (206 chars)
>Using MMX (with tiny bit MMX2) Optimized OnScreenDisplay
>Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Adgang nægtet
>Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your
>system startup scripts.
>Using usleep() timing
>get_path('input.conf') -> '/home/tomas/.mplayer/input.conf'
>Parsing input config file /home/tomas/.mplayer/input.conf
>Input config file /home/tomas/.mplayer/input.conf parsed: 52
>get_path('5462737.wmv.conf') ->
>Trying ASF/HTTP...
>Connecting to server[]:80 ...
>=====> ASF Prerecorded
>=====> ASF header chunk follows
>=====> ASF header chunk follows
>Stream bitrate properties object
>Max bandwidth set to 0
>Connecting to server[]:80 ...
>=====> ASF Prerecorded
>Cache size set to 465 KBytes
>Connected to server:
>CACHE_PRE_INIT: 0 [0] 0  pre:0  eof:0
>Cache fill:  0,00% (0 bytes)    =====> ASF header chunk follows
>=====> ASF header chunk follows
>Cache fill:  0,00% (0 bytes)
>end of output...
>And then mplayer just hangs.
>Just to rub it in: xine plays it with no trouble...

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