[MPlayer-users] Really weird behavior with mplayer and audio streaming of an mms://

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Fri Mar 14 22:33:01 CET 2008

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 02:04:42PM -0700, missivestoadrian-vxml at yahoo.com wrote:
> I'm trying to stream the archived audio:
> http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/confcall/streetevents/SIG=133sfgkdp/*http%3a//web.servicebureau.net/conf/meta?i=1112969809&c=2343&m=was&u=/w_ccbn.xsl&date_ticker=VLTR
> referenced from: http://biz.yahoo.com/cc/8/88618.html
> On windows XMP, my Windows Media Player plays the
> stream just fine (the audio is of people talking on a
> conference call). 
> Using MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.2.1, however (either Windows XP
> or FC6 (Zod)), I get silence, followed sometimes by
> weird elevator music, followed by some audio of people
> talking (it seems to happen with all such links on the
> biz.yahoo.com/cc site). It's very, very, strange. 

Well, you just have not waited long enough. If you download that file,
you will see it contains: <starttime value="00:48:58"/>
Since MPlayer does not support this playlist item, nor does it support
seeking over MMS, just do -dumpstream and after it has finished play
mplayer -ss 48:58 stream.dump

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