[MPlayer-users] Playing a file being downloaded until the end

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sun Aug 12 20:04:45 CEST 2012

On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 02:17:08AM +0900, Maximo Ramos Capillo wrote:
> Hi!
> Until a few months ago I was able to play a file being downloaded by
> wget/youtube-dl/rtmpdump, but not anymore.
> To make myself clear, while a file is being downloaded and reaches -let's
> say- 10MB, at that moment I launch mplayer and it plays fine ONLY the 10MB
> and discards the rest of the file, even though it may have been completed
> by that time.
> Searching the mailing list I found this post with no replies:
> http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-dev-eng/2002-February/004845.html

You are looking too long back.
See my reply in the thread "[PATCH] Fix the handling of growing files"
from March this year.
I'll attach the patch for convenience.
The thing I am lacking is people who will test it thoroughly, because I
don't really have time for that.
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