[MPlayer-users] YouTube live streams/HLS

Andy Furniss adf.lists at gmail.com
Thu May 12 10:49:52 CEST 2016

Josh wrote:
> On 5/8/2016 16:31, Josh wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone was able to get live YouTube streams to work
>> in mplayer, at least without piping using program like YouTube-dl?
>> Getting the real URL isn't the issue (used mostly in SMPlayer, which
>> will do that then pass it to mplayer). The streams only play for a
>> approx 5-10 seconds then exit, with messages like:
>> [tls @ 017575a0]The specified session has been invalidated for some
>> reason.
>> [https @ 017575a0]HTTP error 403 Forbidden
>> [hls,applehttp @ 01742220]Failed to reload playlist 0
>> I'm using GnuTLS 3.3.22. I tried Zeranoe's ffmpeg ffplay and the streams
>> worked fine. I'm not sure what the configuration difference there is for
>> say GnuTLS since his site doesn't go too in depth, just that v3.3.22 was
>> used.
>> http://mplayerwin.sourceforge.net/logs/mplayer-20160508-1600.log
>> http://mplayerwin.sourceforge.net/logs/mplayer-20160508-1615.log
>> http://mplayerwin.sourceforge.net/logs/mplayer-20160508-1624.log
>> The URL used is Sky News Live
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y60wDzZt8yg (one has to use 'youtube-dl
>> -g' to get the .m3u8 URL)

> Seems OpenSSL wasn't the solution.

I can reproduce this but it works with mpv.

In the working mpv case ffmpeg does throw an error every chunk - don't
know if that's mesing things up.

[ffmpeg] tls: The TLS connection was non-properly terminated.

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