[MPlayer-users] How do I play this file?

John McKee jmmckee at flinthills.com
Sat May 28 14:51:00 CEST 2005

I have the mplayer plugin installed, so I expected something when I clicked on the link on the NASA web page.  The plugin started, and it began buffering.  I have a dialup connection, so I don't know if I just ddin't wait long enough.  I saw the display change to something like 30 percent buffered.  Would it have eventually played?

I then saved the link to disk and attempted to play it via mplayer.   Using mplayer with no options just returned an end of file.  When I added -playlist, this is what I received:

Playing <?xml version="1.0"?>.
File not found: '<?xml version="1.0"?>'
Failed to open <?xml version="1.0"?>
Playing <?quicktime type="application/x-quicktime-media-link"?>.
File not found: '<?quicktime type="application/x-quicktime-media-link"?>'
Failed to open <?quicktime type="application/x-quicktime-media-link"?>
Playing <embed src="http://cc.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/050523-voyager.qt.smil" autoplay="true" />.
Unable to open URL: <embed src="http://cc.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/050523-voyager.qt.smil" autoplay="true" />
Exiting... (End of file)

Here is what the file looks like:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<?quicktime type="application/x-quicktime-media-link"?> 

<embed src="http://cc.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/050523-voyager.qt.smil" autoplay="true" /> 

Can either mplayer or mplayer plugin play this?  If so, how?  I even tried using Windows 2000 and that also failed.

Thank you.

John McKee

More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list