[MPlayer-users] mplayer fails to build with Live555 library

Josh joshf87 at live.com
Sat Jul 27 11:16:09 CEST 2013

On 7/27/2013 04:24, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Josh <joshf87 <at> live.com> writes:
>> On 7/25/2013 19:00, Umar Qureshey wrote:
>>> I am trying to compile a recent svn version of
>>> mplayer with the latest livemedia library
>>> (http://live555.com/liveMedia/public/) so I can do
>>> RTSP streaming.  However, the build fails:
>> MPlayer only supports the sync interface and it was
>> dropped after Live555 4.30.2013. You'll need to use
>> 4.30.2013 or older.
> This is correct, before testing with unsupported
> patches please try:
> $ mplayer ffmpeg://rtsp://your.rtsp.stream/and/its/path
> (with mplayer without live555 support)
> If this does not work, please report back, support is
> much more likely than for the patch.
> Carl Eugen
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I dropped Live555 from my builds for a bit, ffmpeg://rtsp:// worked just 
fine I didn't see any need for it but from a end-user standpoint they 
may get annoyed that they can't simply plug in a "rtsp://" url & may not 
go through the trouble of Googling and finding out they had to add 
"ffmpeg://". Might be time to update to Live555 async, or automatically 
have ffmpeg handle rtsp:// without "ffmpeg://".

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