[MPlayer-users] mplayer couldn't play asf video stream

Roberto Togni r_togni at tiscali.it
Mon Apr 18 20:42:40 CEST 2005

On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 18:23:35 +0400
Roman Shiryaev <mih_val at mail.ru> wrote:

> hi,
> I'm trying to connect to my ISP's WMS (win 2003) using WMP, 
> MPlayer-mingw32-1.0pre6 (under winxp sp2) and
> dev-CVS-050418-18:02-3.4.1 (under linux, win32 codecs were
> installed but I don't remember what version).
> WMP works fine but I'm getting only errors with mplayer :(
> Follow the link http://home.onego.ru/~rmn/mplayer_out.txt to view
> the output of
> mplayer -v -v -v http://iptv.broadcast.prv/test.nsc &>
> mplayer_out.txt
> I think that the key is
> =====> ASF Prerecorded
> size_confirm mismatch!: 25700 19978
> Error while parsing chunk header
>   ===> ASF/HTTP failed
That's not the problem, it's just a consequence of MPlayer trying to
parse a text file as an asf video.

The reason is that nsc playlists are not supported by MPlayer (support
is already in the wishlist), so you won't be able to play that url.


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