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Old 04-11-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
kentri9
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problem with mplayer plugin mozilla for .asx files


I have installed mplayer, mplayer-plugin and plugger.
Plugin for mozilla is working well EXCEPT .asx files like:

http://www.dr.dk/netradio/boogie32.asx

When I open this page, nothing happens.

But I can play this file from command line as:

mplayer -playlist http://www.dr.dk/netradio/boogie32.asx

What could I do to make it work as mozilla-plugin?

any help is appreciated

distro: FC2
 
Old 04-11-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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curl http://www.dr.dk/netradio/boogie32.asx
shows that the file is sitting at
http://wmsc.dr.dk/e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=40000

I was able to play it with Mplayer but Mplayers browser plug in downloads the link and quits.

Looks like one of those scripts made to open a pop up window and play the link in windows media player. Don't worry about it. Find a work around like you did. The more of us penguin users that there continues to be the more they are going to have to use standard page coding. Some of that is also to prevent you from downloading a local copy of the file.

You can still play it. Use "curl" to see where the link points to, then use Mplayer to play it. I go out of my way to find a solution to a problem rather than turn on the windows box.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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I had the same result... The plugin seems to load mplayer then just stops. page done. if I right click and PLAY it does nothing either.

I'm would also like to know if this is something common that needs to be addressed, not really that I need to play these formats all the time but I just hate things that are broken.

KC
 
Old 04-11-2005, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thank you guys

I just thought it would be great if I could play it on mozilla without using shell.

Anyway, I continue using command line to play .asx files
 
Old 05-07-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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Ok, you say that you continue to use command line to play .asx files.

I am still quite green as it relates to the Linux environment and don't know any command that will accomplish this. Where would I find documentation as to how to create the specific command line that I would need to use for this purpose?

Please phrase your answer in laymen's terms that don't require years of expereience gained by bashing one's head against the wall surrounding Linux documentation. Spread a welcome mat for us greenhorns.

I don't particularly care what software I use to play .asx files as long as I don't have to use software produced by Wee Willie Gates Inc.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 11:32 AM   #6
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I use Firefox along with the mplayer-plugin and kplayer.

Find the actual url that the sound/music file is coming from like the one posted
http://wmsc.dr.dk/e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=40000
Open Kplayer or Mplayer click file>Open URl>enter the url
and poof it plays.

Personally I like SHoutcast as it lloads and plays just fine in either XMMS or Mplayer.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 12:31 PM   #7
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jelang

He was refuring to using a command line entry to run the .asx file using Mplayer.

If you have mplayer installed then
If you don't have mplayer installed (arguably the best media player for Linux), you can get it here. Install the codecs first, read the instructions. Or you can use yast or apt-get or whatever you use to install software.

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

Mplayer will play almost any .wmv, .wma, .asx, .rm, .ram, .mov ect. that you run into.

You can also dump the stream to a local file so you can have a local copy of the stream to watch or hear in case you have a problem streaming the file.

Code:
mplayer -dumpstream -dumpfile nameit.wma http://www.site.com/medianame.wma
Read the man page for mplayer after you install it.
Code:
man mplayer
Use the curl utility to see where a file is actually sitting. A link that is a .ram is pointing to a .ra or .rm file somewhere. A .asx is pointing to a .wma, wmv ect. You get the idea.

Code:
curl rtsp://www.site.com/stuff/:stuff filename.ram
You can also use wget to get a copy of a file. Then use mplayer to play it.
 
Old 05-08-2005, 05:17 AM   #8
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On two different threads attacking the issue from two different points of view I see the same response: mplayer.

"You can also dump the stream to a local file so you can have a local copy of the stream to watch or hear in case you have a problem streaming the file."

My only concern that remains is introduced by this quote. I'm talking about using it to listen to a "web radio" site that continuously streams for hours on end.

The .asx file looks something like this:

<asx version = "3.0">
<title>Some identifying text</title>
<entry clientSkip="no">
<ref href = "mms://site.com/file.mp3"/>
<TITLE>Some more identifying text</TITLE>
</entry>
<entry>
<ref href = "mms://same_site.com/different_file_without_mp3"/>
</entry>
</asx>

Are we talking apple and apples or apples and oranges here?
 
Old 05-08-2005, 05:30 AM   #9
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I'm not even getting that far:

mplayer -playlist http://wmsc.dr.dk/e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=40000

File not found: 'e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=40000'
Failed to open http://wmsc.dr.dk/e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=40000
Error while opening playlist file http://wmsc.dr.dk/e02ch07m?wmcontentbitrate=40000: No such file or directory
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:25 AM   #10
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I was having the same problem with shoutcast streams, they would just open the mplayer plugin, download the url and stop. I could copy the url with the pulldown menu (right click anywhere on the mplayer-plugin page and select "copy URL") and paste it to a command line window (right click-paste NOT shift-insert) after streamripper, as in:
$ streamripper PASTEDSHOUTCASTURL
which is a program that creates a directory for the feed (in the current directory) and creates individual mp3 files for each track. But I didn't know until I found this thread that the same technique works for xmms to listen to the stream at the same time. As in:
$ xmms PASTEDSHOUTCASTURL
Now if I can find a directory of radio streams that would have a button I could copy the URL directly from, like a XML button for podcasts it would be even better.
Waddle On, dudes!
 
  


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