[MPlayer-users] RTMPE streaming Cannot Seek (when not seeking)

NICEMAC LLC Support nicemac.llc at gmail.com
Sat May 28 17:59:45 CEST 2011

*In the last few SVNs that I compiled, there has been a constant seek
problem with mplayer via ffmpeg/librtmp and RTMPE streaming.*

*MPlayer SVN-r33508-4.2.1 (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team*

*Playing ffmpeg://rtmpte://
cp115663.live.edgefcs.net/live/Top_20_On_20 at s45011?auth=daEdmaVbhddagc5dycBckctcwa1c4azb8ax-bn4rGm-O-DrHsKEJv&aifp=1.0swfUrl=
http://www.siriusxm.com/player/siriusXMPlayer/siriusXM1212.swf timeout=5
buffer=60000 swfVfy=1 swfAge=7 live=1.*

*Mplayer exhibits this "Cannot Seek backward" error often when simply
streaming audio via RTMPE or RTMPTE, lavc_audio: error:*


2011-05-28 11:44:23.503 StarLight[21347:903] Cannot seek backward in linear

2011-05-28 11:44:24.873 StarLight[21347:903] HandleCtrl, received ctrl.
type: 6, len: 6

HandleCtrl, Ping 413043855

sending ctrl. type: 0x0007

2011-05-28 11:44:27.577 StarLight[21347:903] [aac @ 0x100890260]Reserved bit

lavc_audio: error

2011-05-28 11:44:27.591 StarLight[21347:903] [flv @ 0x10088d480]

2011-05-28 11:44:27.592 StarLight[21347:903] skipping flv packet: type 149,
size 6269292, flags 0

Seeking has not been requested.  It seems as though as Mplayer is trying
rewind the stream on its own and causes its own error.

A build that does NOT exhibit this problem is and is fine is: MPlayer
SVN-r33148-4.2.1 (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team

This streaming problem started somewhere in-between r33148 and r33508.

Tested the lastest SVN of ffplay from ffmpeg using librtmp 2.3 svn and it
does not exhibit this issue.

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