[MPlayer-users] RealAudio live stream garbles after a while

David Murphy glibdud at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 26 21:42:03 CEST 2004

Hi folks. I've been trying to track this one down for quite some time. I'm 
using MPlayer 1.0pre5 and trying to listen to a live RealAudio stream. The 
result is that it plays fine for a while, but eventually starts to garble. 
I've used two different MPlayer compiles (the mplayer-nogui unofficial .deb 
package, and a local compile), and I've played around with the -cache option 
a bit, but the results are always the same. The stream plays fine for a few 
minutes, then gets garbled.

Now, this problem appears to be specific to a certain stream: I've tried two 
other live RA streams, and they appear to play fine indefinitely. The 
problem stream plays fine on the Windows RealPlayer. Could someone try 
playing this stream for me in MPlayer and see if you get the same issue?


I couldn't get that to run direcctly on the command-line, I had to echo it 
to a file and use -playlist. My system is an old Toshiba laptop with 133MHz 
Pentium and 48MB RAM. If you need examples of my problem, check the 
following. In the first, the problem starts around the 3:45 mark. In the 
second, it starts almost immediately.


The only command-line options I use besides -playlist are "-vc dummy -vo 
null". I'm using the OSS audio out. The laptop uses the OPL3SA2 driver.

-David Murphy
glibdud at hotmail.com

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