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Old 07-30-2010, 04:10 AM   #1
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vlc on Ubuntu could not connect to Streaming server in windows it did

I am having a strange issue probably some expert here can help me to debug.
I am having a media server Red5 Running on LAN on a CentOS 5.5 64 bit server.
The version of Red5 is 0.9.1

On client side physically different machines were used.
Checked from Linux that was Ubuntu 9.04
in VLC ,vlc could not get the stream of video.
Checked from VLC on Mac OS X 10.5.8 PPC G5 machine

there also it did not got the stream of video.
Checked from a Windows XP machine on which vlc 1.0.5
In Windows VLC was able to connect to Red5 on OCW and I am able to see
the streamed video.

If some one wants to know how I installed Red5 to be able to understand any problem
here is a link

Following is the link
on which accessing a file in VLC from a Red5 server is described.

Currently in Windows VLC I go to
Media--->Open Network Stream--->Network

Set the protocol to rtmp and the URL as rtmp://(IP of Red5 server):1935/olfaDemo/avatar.flv

and I am able to see the video but the same steps on a Linux or other machine is not working.
Following is VLC log
main info: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
access_rtmp error: body handshake received corrupt
access_rtmp error: handshake active failed
main error: open of `rtmp://' failed: could not create access
What should I do to be able to debug this thing ?

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:12 AM   #2
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I would like to say just two things:
-vlc on windows&linux seem too be very similar or pretty much the same.
-i tried running online radio streams and they work great, maybe you should change
Old 07-30-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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I understand VLC runs the same way be it windows Mac or ubuntu.
What I wanted to convey by above message was client VLC was able to get stream properlywhen I used VLC in windows.The same steps failed when done in Linux and Mac.
If possible share how you did radio streaming.Just curiosity to know what you did.

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:15 AM   #4
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In my case I just opened (radio station) file (m3u) in vlc and was able to LISTEN to stream. (if that won't work for you please report here)


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