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Old 09-20-2003, 12:51 PM   #1
vurtuali
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mplayer and intelligent streaming


Hi
I have recently installed mplayer from source on my slackware box with no problems. I have also installed the mplayer-plugin into mozilla and firebird. This works fine and I can now view streamed video including micro$oft asf files............

However, apparently the micro$oft media streaming format apparently allows for "intelligent streaming" where the stream sent to you is optimised to your bandwidth/connection. Using mplayer I can only seem to view the smallest streams ie the streams for a 56k modem. I imagine the micro$oft media player has some facility to choose which stream would be optimal as I can watch the same streams at a much higher quality over my adsl connection.

How can I make mplayer selct a better stream??
 
Old 09-21-2003, 10:58 AM   #2
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