[MPlayer-users] Ripping Quicktime Trailers

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Mon Aug 1 23:17:27 CEST 2005

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 05:49:12 -0700
RC wrote:

> On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 21:07:03 +1200
> Nick Rout <nick at rout.co.nz> wrote:
> > but not if you pass it the downloaded file, ie neither of these work:
> > 
> > mplayer serenity-tlr2_480.mov
> When you do that, it gives you an error message, which contains the name
> of the real video file.  ie: 
> Playing serenity-tlr2_480.mov.
> Cache fill:  0.00% (258 bytes)    MOV: Reference Media file!!!
> QuickTime/MOV file format detected.
> Playing serenity-tlr2_m480.mov.
> File not found: 'serenity-tlr2_m480.mov'
> Failed to open serenity-tlr2_m480.mov

Thanks to you and the other people who replied!

I think my eyesight might be going! I was missing the extra letter in
the url of the movie file as opposed to the playlist file. The playlist
is serenity-tlr2_480.mov and the movie is serenity-tlr2_m480.mov

Damn if I had noticed that earlier I wouldn't be on yet another mailing

I'll hang for a while and see what other gems i pick up. 

To all those that care, I love mplayer. Great work!

> Now you know the filename of the actual video, which you can download
> with wget, just like you did for the playlist.
> Personally, I prefer to use mplayerplug-in, and change the config to
> "keep-download=1", which then stores all the videos to disk until I
> delete them.  Much easier than manually finding URLs.

That is worth knowing too! However, where is the config file? and where
is the movie file stored?


Nick Rout

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