Do you mean the section:
3.3 Streaming from network or pipes
MPlayer can play files from network, using the HTTP, FTP, MMS or RTSP/RTP protocol.
Playing goes by simply using adding the URL to the command line. MPlayer also honors the http_proxy environment variable, and uses proxy if available. Proxy usage can also be forced:
MPlayer can read from stdin (NOT named pipes). This can be for example used to play from FTP:
-O - | mplayer -
Note: it's also recommended to enable CACHE when playback from network:
-O - | mplayer -cache 8192 -
I'm not much on this technology, so don't see how this allows me to save the file to HD and then burn to CD-ROM if I want later.
Please let me know if I've missed what you meant.
Thanks for that. I'll have a look at that now.