I have subscribed to www.streamtv.dk which is a website that offers some streamed tv channels. I can of couse watch tv on windows - but it would be nice to also watch the channels on my main comp (linux). But I'm having trouble playing the rtsp streams.
Mplayer gives me this output when trying to play:
MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.3 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team CPU: Intel Pentium M Banias (Family: 6, Stepping: 5) Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1 Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal! To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection. 85 audio & 196 video codecs Failed to open /dev/rtc: No such file or directory (it should be readable by the user.) Playing rtsp://www.optimalstream.net/vlcpl/subscriber/Nasus-XXXXXX/cnbc. Resolving www.optimalstream.net for AF_INET6... Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: www.optimalstream.net Resolving www.optimalstream.net for AF_INET... Connecting to server www.optimalstream.net[126.96.36.199]:554 ... rtsp_session: Not a Real server. Server type is 'DSS/188.8.131.52 (Build/464.1.1; Platform/Linux; Release/5; )'. Not a Realmedia rtsp url. Trying standard rtsp protocol. RTSP support requires the "LIVE.COM Streaming Media" libraries! Unable to open URL: rtsp://www.optimalstream.net/vlcpl/subscriber/Nasus-XXXXXXX/cnbc Exiting... (End of file)
So I need the LIVE.COM streaming media but I have already installed the live-media package with pacman - shouldn't that be sufficient?
And when I try to play the stream with vlc - I get this error
 main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `mp4a'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
In vlc I can hear the sound - but there is no picture. I can play the stream just fine with VLC on Windows.
Anyone who knows the solution for this?
Does anyone know where mplayer looks for the live libs?
It's not about where the libs are. mplayer need to be built with LIVE support, and the Arch package is not built that way. Once you have live-media installed, you need to get the mplayer PKGBUILD and build your own version.
Alternatively, you might like to try mplayer-cvs - it's in the AUR.
Yeah - that was actually also what I figured out earlier today after my last post. So I decided to try mplayer-cvs from the AUR - unfortunately the mplayer cvs server seems to be down so right now I can't do anything. I'll post here if I get it working