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CBC audio stream not playing

Postby tinny on Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:05 pm

I have performed a standard install of Mint Daryna, and I expect standard things to work, but the audio stream at CBC Radio is not working. I dont know what is missing, but I went through Synaptic and added just a few things. CBC Radio (low bandwidth Montreal stream) still wont play. It tries to play in MPlayer, presumably the MPlayer plugin to Mozilla Firefox. Synaptic shows mozilla-mplayer is installed. What am I missing here? (Opera doesnt play it either.)

http://www.cbc.ca/listen/
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Re: CBC audio stream not playing

Postby nick on Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:04 am

Hi

Works fine here IF you go to "Hints and Help for CBC Radio streaming on CBC.ca" and choose "Go directly to our full list of streaming URLs." Sometimes works directly in Mplayer from main site.
If you get the latest ffmpeg it " might" help

Also have you configured Mplayer as in HOWTOs

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Re: CBC audio stream not playing

Postby tinny on Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:06 am

This blog indicates there is a bug in Ubuntu Gutsy:
http://smurfmatic.net/blog/archives/200 ... buntu.html

I sat out Mint Bianca because of a buggy movie player, sync bugs to be specific. We had to wait for Ubuntu to upgrade libxine upstream. (Debian still has not upgraded the xine engine as of Etch, very happy to wipe it off my hard drive.) Cassandra was the first Mint I used with any regularity, as everything worked well out of the box. If I cant ascertain which codec is missing or what is wrong, I wont use Mint Daryna. I'll either revert to Cassandra or try another distro. I almost dumped PCLOS 07 for not being able to play this stream, but whereas Firefox would not play it, Konqueror did play it. Amusing: Little bee tiny Puppy plays this stream fine.
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Re: CBC audio stream not playing

Postby nick on Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:34 am

Hi

Your link works fine if you follow link "Go directly to our full list of streaming URLs." Plays but slow to buffer from UK, works fine under Konqueror on Etch with Xine from multimedia repos, and Mint

The BBC also plays OK with Etch and Mint, with FireFox and
Konqoueror. With the BBC when you get option Windows Media Player or Real player they do not make you aware that mostly
only one source is available. therefore if on does not work try the
other, I do not have realplayer installed but Mplayer or Kmplayer or Kaffiene work fine.

Widows Media is a closed source codec - defective by design

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Re: CBC audio stream not playing

Postby tinny on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:42 am

Thanks Nick,
I got the CBC audio stream to play in Totem by copying and pasting the streaming URL that you pointed out. Still seems a bit roundabout to get an audio stream to play. Worked out of the box with Cassandra. I dont mess with MPlayer if I can avoid it, rarely get it configured right before I give up. (MPlayer did not play the URL.) I'm hoping someone fixes this bug soon.
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Re: CBC audio stream not playing

Postby nick on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:05 pm

Hi Tinny

Glad you got it working :) , I never install Totem and Mplayer myself as the tend to disagree with each other, been playing since last post, they have a ogg-vorbis link which works well as
well


Have been trying to get them in streamtuner for you, as they do Icecast as well

The hint on their page

"Mplayer tends to take longer to connect and buffer the stream
than Windows Media player, so please be patient.

To reduce the buffering time in mplayer, update /etc/mplayerplug-in.conf by uncommenting the following line:

cachesize=256

Xine is another alternative player that works for Linux/UNIX as well:"

Works well with me-they are slow here in UK :)

Will let you know if get working in Streamtuner, no need to go to web page then

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