[MPlayer-users] Mplayer and Real Audio stream

Roberto Togni rxt at rtogni.it
Sun Oct 7 13:44:08 CEST 2007

On Sat, 6 Oct 2007 21:53:09 -0300
Álvaro G. Martínez <alvlin.uy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I  normally use mplayer to listen (and save) real audio streams, that way I 
> can download a few files and listen them when I want to.
> One stream in particular, is not working anymore since a few weeks ago. I can 
> listen it with Real Player, but mplayer keeps saying "connection timeout" 
> when it tries to connect to the server.
> Is there any option I can try to get this stream working again?
> The server is ms.espectador.com, and here is an address that works with Real 
> Audio and doesn't work with mplayer:
> rtsp://ms.espectador.com/audio/app_metafiles/dol0703261.rm
> mplayer tries to connect to port 554 and gets a timeout, later it tries 7070 
> and gets a timeout too. Finally it tries on 80 and gets a 404 HTTP Error.
> Trying with Real Player takes like 20 seconds, so maybe the server is slow. 
> But mplayer timeouts after almost 1 minute, so I don't think that's the 
> problem

I can't play it even with realplayer. Are you sure that the server is
working? Can you play it with standalone realplayer (not with the
plugin from the webpage)? If yes, does the link still work after some
time (maybe it's a temporary link)? 


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