[MPlayer-users] Streams intermittently play or don't?

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Oct 25 14:25:10 CEST 2014

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 01:13:14PM +0100, Jim Cross wrote:
> Apologies for posting another issue so soon after upgrading....
> I have some example streams that intermittently play and don't such as:
> http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/ogg/live.pls
> When they play, they play without fault.
> For example:
> pi at raspberrypi ~ $ mplayer -novideo -nocache -volume 70 -quiet -playlist
> http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/ogg/live.pls

I am not absolutely sure that is the cause, but network streams with
-nocache are likely to cause you problems.
You should be using at least something like -cache 100 if at all

> Unknown entry type Version=2

Not sure about that one either.
Another workaround might be to try ffmpeg://http://...

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