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VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby rijnsma on Fri May 08, 2009 3:20 am

I'm using Mint 6 now for a week and I love it. It is so comfortable..! But I have a tiny question:

Why is VLC not working in Mint 6 at http://www.nasa.gov (streaming, so Nasa tv).
Also Totem and GMPlayer have problems at Nasa-streams.
Input can't be opened, says VLC. I can in other linuxes (on other partitions) of my computer.

For instance at http://www.nos.nl/politiek24/ everything goes right. :wink:
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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby Husse on Fri May 08, 2009 10:08 am

NASA seems to use some unusual format or something
I could not get it going on mplayer
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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby subslug on Fri May 08, 2009 10:51 am

Try copying this link into VLC and see what it is.

http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163

I don't have NASA channel so I'm not sure if this is the TV stream or what it is but....... it works.
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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby rijnsma on Fri May 08, 2009 12:16 pm

It works here,too but it is not the VLC-player I installed.

When you click on Nasa-tv on their homepage, you get some options for viewing channels.
It is possible to choose playing in MPlayer by clicking away the little black screen in the not good
see-able close-switch right above of that black screen. You get full screen, wich can be reduced to the
little viewing window with Escape-key.
On the other hand you can (with the 'mediaplayerconnectivity Add-on in Firefox 3) choose other servers
with wich VLC ought to play, because I have chosen that in mediaplayerconnectivity.
It works fine in PCLOS and Ubuntu.

It functions here with the other link I wrote you. But it looks like VLC is missing something, so it cann't do it with
streams like Nasa. And I went curious. :) Thanks for your reply, Husse. :wink:
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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby slider on Sat May 09, 2009 3:04 am

It seems to work ok for me. Did you try different channels? Sometimes nothing is being broadcast.

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The format is ".asx"....... One of those strange Windows html document files! And other times the stream shows to be ".mov".

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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby rijnsma on Sat May 09, 2009 3:53 am

Yes, Slider, I did try different channels and it works with my other Linuxes (on other partitions of this multiboot PC).
What you show is the little window with (G)MPlayer I wrote about. It works fine here too. No problem at that moment.

It is also possible to choose as an alternative for instance VLC wich I like very much.
With VLC it is possible for instance to resize the videoscreen at random. That's where the interesting part begins.

'asx' indeed is the format, but this is no problem with other Linuxes. And yes indeed, that is not always the case;
some streams 'mediaplayerconnectivity' lists are not usable, so I think something could be wrong here.
Im continuing the quest. Thanks! :wink:

This picture wich shows things is taken from Nos 24 http://www.nos.nl/politiek24/ and Nasa in Ubuntu (I don't know
how to get rid of the black in this picture in the VLC-player):
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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby emorrp1 on Sat May 09, 2009 5:52 am

The black is from firefox's media player behind, this often means the graphics driver hasn't been set up correctly. A short-term fix is to minimise the firefox window behind
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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby rijnsma on Sat May 09, 2009 5:58 am

Ah, I learn here all the time. Thanks. It is only on this snapshot. I don't see it in the browser.
And it is secundary to the VLC (or Totem or Caffeine etc.) subject. :) :wink:
But understand that is not a big deal for me. :)
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Re: VLC (and others) tiny problem

Postby rijnsma on Sat May 09, 2009 7:15 am

I found, that it is sometimes possible to do it manually with Firefox 'mediaplayerconnectivity' and certain servers,
wich don't have asx.
Copy the link and paste it in VLC's menu->media->open network->network protocol. .
So as the example: choose in Nasa 'other viewing options' list with 'mediaplayerconnectivity' the videolinks and copy
and paste it in VLC, when it doesn't work. A lot of other sites don't give problems so you can click as normal.

But it is not clear to me why it gives problems in Mint and not for instance Ubuntu? Could there be a difference between
the codec-pack in Mint and the win32 from Medibuntu?

Thank you all very much for thinking with me.

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