[MPlayer-users] Streaming from jumptv.com - WMV9
Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Fri Jan 7 14:57:47 CET 2005
On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 08:37:18AM -0500, Adrian Basescu wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2005 22:46:45 +0100, Reimar Döffinger
> <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 02:56:51PM -0500, Adrian Basescu wrote:
> > > I have tried to use mplayer to stream from http://www.jumptv.com, but
> > > anything I have tried
> > > does not show the stream. They use streams created with Microsoft
> > > Media encoder 9 and it works well in the other operating system.
> > Then tell as what there is supposed to be.
> > Because from what I see it seems the server really sends just a few seconds of silence...
> > > Anyone can try the link High Speed Free Preview:
> > > http://www2.jumptv.com/asx/JumpTVHiSpeedPreview.asx
> > >
> > > Even if I download the asx file that seems to bother mplayer, the mms
> > > stream that is pointed at in the asx file still does not stream.
> > The asx file isn't the problem. You just have to use -playlist.
> The -playlist option seems strange to me, since you are supposed to click on a
> link in the browser and the player should play, not go and manually
> add -playlist.
> All the players I have tried, BUT mplayer, can play such links. Even
> mplayer used to, around two years ago.
If you look at the format of e.g. asx playlists it seems obvious to me
that the browser/plugin should handle it... There were also security
considerations that files aren't interpreted as playlists unless you
explicitly tell it to (though it's not completely consistent :-( ).
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