mplayer falcon cam problems

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mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby zipidachimp » Sun May 11, 2008 2:14 am

why does mplayer start then immediately stop when I click a link to the pennsylvania falcon cam? 4 chicks have hatched, i need to continue to watch this. how? :( :(http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/

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Re: mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby Husse » Sun May 11, 2008 11:03 am

This link works in Totem
http://www.dgsweb.state.pa.us/CMSUpload ... falcon.asx
Archive > Open location
but I can't get the mplayer plugin to work - could possibly have to do with .asx which is Microsoft specific
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Re: mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby zipidachimp » Sun May 11, 2008 3:39 pm

The link works in xp but not mint. strangely, it works with kmplayer in pclinuxos2007 ! Thanks anyway. :(

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Re: mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby zipidachimp » Sun May 11, 2008 4:34 pm

just discovered it works in 'konqueror' on mandriva 2008, also. now, for linux mint................. :)

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Re: mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby Husse » Mon May 12, 2008 7:07 am

Mint is generally well behaved with multimedia, but I have discovered that mplayer is not as well behaved as you would want it to be
Don't know why
If you have noscript you have to allow the site....
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Re: mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby Ookami » Mon May 12, 2008 7:14 am

Aww, the falcons look cute. It's a shame I can't see them on the camera.

Though it works perfectly in Totem.

Isn't there a gstreamer add-on in Synaptic that allows for some extra Microsoft proprietary formats? And if so, why does it not work in mplayer?
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Re: mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby Husse » Mon May 12, 2008 7:26 am

In this case I think it has to do with the url
The video stream is not coming from the url in the link but from some address beginning with asx.
I think tis is interpreted wrongly and causes mplayer to crash
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Re: mplayer falcon cam problems

Postby zipidachimp » Tue May 13, 2008 6:02 am

might it be fixed in 5.0? i tried it in konqueror in mandriva live cd, kaffeine, and it works.


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