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Old 02-04-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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MPlayer quit playing radio station

Here is the station:

Does it work for you?

I have not used it in a while, recently changed my browser to Opera, then when I tried using it by Clicking "Tune In", it gives me this window prompting download of a new .asf file that runs with gmplayer, a simple binary program.

I'm not sure if it is relevant, but I went back to Firefox and Mozilla and tried using it there. MPlayer takes over the window, executes and starts going through the sequence to play it, but then just stops, showing a simple "Stopped" statement.

I am thinking that either 1) The radio station changed the setup on their page so that it won't work with MPlayer anymore, or 2) When I tried to use it with Opera, it somehow changed the configuration to where it won't work with Mozilla anymore since I downloaded the file?, which just doesn't work because I don't have gmplayer, though it possibly could be downloaded and used through WINE.

Also, it could be that since the website is prompting download of the new Windows Media Player 10, possibly my MPLayer codecs are not up-to-date to make the thing work.

Last edited by agentchange; 02-04-2007 at 12:34 PM.
Old 02-04-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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etc. etc.

I used curl to see where one of the 128k files were sitting
and played one of them with
mplayer -playlist
And it played fine. I love Linux, BSD. So many tools to work with.

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Old 02-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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I was able to listen in using mplayerplug-in thru firefox
Maybe your codexes aren't up to date?
Old 02-05-2007, 11:36 PM   #4
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I recall having this problem with my former browsers several months ago and asking about it. The one response I got prompted me for more pertinent details, to which I didn't really know how to answer. Do you need irrelevant hardware information or part of a dmesg printout or what? I think that what it all really boils down to is how this technical software stuff on my computer just changes, on its own accord, without me doing anything to cause it, as far as I can tell.

First, Mozilla and Firefox stopped playing this radio station, even though other MPlayer users can still access it, and my codecs are only 7 or 8 months old?

Then, Mozilla and Firefox started slowing down on page changes.

Then, I started using Opera, since it is supposed to be a fast browser. Starts out great, in that aspect, but only after a few weeks, it's page changes are slowing down big time. Could be a memory issue though, since I only have about 500 megs free. 100 megs should be enough to accomodate the content on a simple forum page, shouldn't it?

Now, I try to use this radio station with Opera, and it prompts me to download an .asf file (not the .aspx files listed above), which, the window says, is used to by some media player I have never heard of that, for all I can tell, looks like a binary program at sourceforge, with an .exe and an .ini, and I am trying to figure out just why this window is even spitting out this garbage in this environment in the first place.

Reminder: This is the Newbie forum.

Last edited by agentchange; 02-05-2007 at 11:52 PM.
Old 02-05-2007, 11:44 PM   #5
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Think maybe I just need to reinstall MPlayer. Don't have a clue about this really slow browsing activity though. It's kosher to have two subjects in the same thread, right?


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