HHGTTG and mplayer / realmedia

Miguel Bazdresch lfs-01 at thewizardstower.org
Fri Oct 1 03:10:52 PDT 2004


* Ian Molton <spyro at f2s.com> [2004-10-01 09:53]:
> Hi.
> 
> I've been trying to get mplayer to play the HHGTTG (among other things).
> 
> I've built it with win32 codec support and installed the essential 
> codecs and rp9 codec packs.
> 
> It seems to hang if I try to actually use it though - for example, a 
> file my parents want recorded:-
> 
> mplayer rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/comedy/thu2300.ra
> 
> just hangs it after printing the stream info and apparently attempting 
> playback.

It works here. I have mplayer -pre5.

Sone lines that mplayer outputs are:

Playing rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/radio4/comedy/thu2300.ra.
Resolving rmv8.bbc.net.uk for AF_INET...
Connecting to server rmv8.bbc.net.uk[212.58.240.194]:554 ...
Cache size set to 640 KBytes
Connected to server: rmv8.bbc.net.uk
Cache fill: 18.75% (122880 bytes)    REAL file format detected.
======= WAVE Format =======
Format Tag: 28515 (0x6F63)
Channels: 2
Samplerate: 44100
avg byte/sec: 44100
Block align: 640
bits/sample: 16
cbSize: 26
Unknown extra header dump: [80] [0] [10] [0] [17] [0] [80] [2] [10] [0]
[1] [0] [0] [3] [8] [0] [0] [25] [0] [0] [0] [0] [0] [2] [0] [4] 
===========================
Clip info:
 name: Radio 4 Thursday 11pm
 author: BBC Radio 4
 copyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation 2004
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [realaud] RealAudio decoder
opening shared obj '/usr/lib/mplayer/cook.so.6.0'
Audio codec: [23] 44 Kbps Stereo Music High - RA8
Audio bitrate: 44.100 kbit/s (5513 bps)  
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 5513->176400 (44.1 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [racook] afm:realaud (RealAudio COOK)

Note that it wants to use port 554 and that it uses 'cook.so' driver.

$ ls -l /usr/lib/mplayer/cook*
-rw-r--r--  1 1054 103 76K May 22  2002 /usr/lib/mplayer/cook.so.6.0

Let me know if I you need more info.

-- 
Miguel Bazdresch
http://thewizardstower.org/



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