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Old 09-16-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
Gregory Deal
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Problem using mplayer to plal RealAudio stream


I'm trying to use mplayer to play a live audio stream from a radio station. It looks like it starts up OK, but terminates almost immediately. I would appreciate any help to get this working. I forget if I installed from the mplayer homepage, synaptic, or what, but the install went without incident. Are the defalut codes insufficient? How do I get more? Details below. Thanks.

(http's removed to not look like an url so I can post)
[dell_3] {root} (20040916) 20:00 ~ $ mplayer whyy.org/91FM/live40.ram
MPlayer 1.0pre5-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster 2262 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 9)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such device
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing whyy.org/91FM/live40.ram.
Resolving whyy.org for AF_INET6...
Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: whyy.org
Resolving whyy.org for AF_INET...
Connecting to server whyy.org[207.245.67.105]:80 ...
Cache size set to 320 KBytes
Connected to server: whyy.org
Cache fill: 0.01% (41 bytes)

Exiting... (End of file)
 
Old 09-16-2004, 10:10 PM   #2
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Have you tried Helix? Helix Player is the open source version of RealPlayer source....
 
Old 09-18-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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I heven't tried Helix, but I saw it on the Real site. I was concerned that it might have some ad/spy/monitoring content since it was from a commercial company. That's why I looked for a free/open-source/nonprofit type source, and I saw mplayer. If Helix sounds "safe", I'll give that a shot. Is it really ad/spy/email-spam/etc. free? Thanks.
 
  


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