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

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Oct 25 14:32:42 CEST 2014

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 01:13:14PM +0100, Jim Cross wrote:
> pi at raspberrypi ~ $ mplayer -novideo -nocache -volume 70 -quiet -playlist
> http://network.absoluteradio.co.uk/core/audio/ogg/live.pls
> Resolving network.absoluteradio.co.uk for AF_INET...
> Connecting to server network.absoluteradio.co.uk[]: 80...
> Cache size set to 0 KBytes
> Unknown entry type Version=2
> MPlayer SVN-r37303-4.6 (C) 2000-2014 MPlayer Team
> Playing http://icecast.timlradio.co.uk/vr32.ogg.
> Resolving icecast.timlradio.co.uk for AF_INET...
> Connecting to server icecast.timlradio.co.uk[]: 80...
> Name   : Absolute Radio
> Genre  : Rock
> Website: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk
> Public : yes
> Bitrate: Quality -1.00kbit/s
> Cache size set to 0 KBytes
> Stream not seekable!
> libavformat version 56.10.100 (internal)
> libavformat file format detected.
> Stream not seekable!

Huh? You seem to be using -demuxer lavf or have demuxer=lavf in some
config file?
Actually, more likely you didn't have libogg-dev installed when you
compiled, thus forcing it to use libavformat.
If this is a Debian or Ubuntu, try "apt-get build-dep mplayer", that
will install everything the original distribution package used to
compile MPlayer.
As said, libavformat is problematic with streaming.
You absolutely have to use -cache with that one.
With the default -demuxer ogg it works fine, but you only
have that available if you install libogg-dev before configuring.

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