[MPlayer-users] Cannot move forward / jump in rtmp stream.dump

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Wed Nov 20 19:13:08 CET 2013

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 04:56:59PM -0600, Sumeet wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using mplayer to download an rtmp stream from techtalks.tv (on Ubuntu).
> The command I use is mplayer -dumpstream rtmpurl
> When I play the stream.dump file using mplayer or vlc, I cannot move
> forward or jump location - the player crashes. Do I need to convert the
> stream.dump file to a different format before I can play it like a normal
> video file with fast forward etc? How can I do that?

A more detailed bug report would be useful.
Depending on you definition of "crashes" that might clearly be a bug.
Or it might just be that seeking doesn't quite work right and it ends up
jumping beyond the end of the file.
-demuxer lavf might help with seeking issues.
Note that for rtmp, using the "rtmpdump" program is likely to produce
better results than plain -dumpstream.

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