[MPlayer-users] Ripping Quicktime Trailers
nick at rout.co.nz
Mon Aug 1 23:17:27 CEST 2005
On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 05:49:12 -0700
> 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?
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