[MPlayer-users] MPlayer errors decoding captured streams

JW l-mphq at inter-sol.ca
Mon Nov 4 01:51:59 CET 2013

Thanks. I've uploaded 2 samples (each about 21MB) to SendSpace:
* mplayer-error.aac that produces the error: 
* mplayer-ok.aac that does not produce the error: 

on 2013-11-03 1:23 PM Reimar Döffinger said the following:
> On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 08:24:50PM -0700, JW wrote:
>> I'm currently using "MPlayer sherpya-r36349+gb24f15c-4.6 (C)
>> 2000-2013 MPlayer Team" under Win7 Pro x64.
>> For at least the last year I've been saving streamed audio using
>> mplayer, via
>>      mplayer -playlist
>> "http://playerservices.streamtheworld.com/pls/CBC_R1_VCR_H.pls"
>> -cache 512 -dumpstream -dumpfile STREAMFILE.acc
>> (Which I force to exit after a fixed period via TaskKill. Is there
>> some other way to tell mplayer to stop saving after a fixed time?)
> I don't know what that program does.
> There is -endpos, but it works very badly for this use-case.
> The way you are supposed to do is by either
> 1) using -slave and sending a "quit" command - though I am not sure this
> works with -dump*
> 2) sending a SIGINT signal to the process
> while both are also possible on Windows, to my knowledge they are a
> huge pain to do unless you have e.g. cygwin installed
>> For a long time this has been working reliably. However, recently
>> the stream format has changed in some way that produces smaller
>> saved stream files, without changing the format reported by
>> MediaInfo. However, for about half (but not all) of the new,
>> smaller, saved stream files MPlayer is unable to decode the stream
>> that it has, itself, saved. Instead it reports an error.
> A sample would be useful to allow us to fix it.
>>      Playing STREAMFILE.aac.
>>      libavformat version 55.9.100 (internal)
>>      MPEG-PES file format detected.
>>      MPEG: FATAL: EOF while searching for sequence header.
>>      Video: Cannot read properties.
> MPlayer seems to incorrectly think it is a MPEG-PES file.
> -demuxer lavf or -demuxer audio will probably work around it.
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