[MPlayer-users] BBC Radio RealAudio streams skipping
wanded at breathemail.net
Tue Mar 8 11:02:46 CET 2005
For BBC streams, they use RealPlayer 10.
Solution: Install RealPlayer 10 on XP. Copy cook.dll to
mplayer/codecs/cook3260.dll (see codecs.conf). This should now play fine
on XP. However, this same codec on *nix gives skip stutter garble. Copy
the cook.so.6.0 codec from RealPlayer for Linux, and copy it to
On Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 11:46:32AM -0600, Scott Coleman wrote:
> In particular, http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/realplayer/media/fmg2.ram
> Stream plays fine for a while, usually at least 15 minutes, sometimes
> up to an hour, and then begins to skip stutter garble as it continues.
> RealAudio streams from other sources play fine for hours. RealPlayer
> for Linux does not exhibit the problem.
> Have experienced this for quite a while over several versions of
> mplayer and on multiple platforms. I run Gentoo linux on a couple
> machines and have replicated this on both with packaged installs and
> manually compiled installs. Just replicated the problem on win32
> mplayer running on XP on my laptop. I've tried all the cache options
> I can find sometimes delaying the time it takes to start skipping for
> a while but inevitably the skipping begins.
> Attached is a -v log of the initial stream startup. I've looked
> through verbose output before and during skipping and can't tell any
> Can anyone else reproduce this? Am I missing something very simple?
> Any help greatly appreciated.
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