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#1 2006-07-21 19:10:02

MillTek
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Mplayer dies

Hi,
My Arch is fully up to date and yet lately I notice taht in Firefox the Mplayer plugin just stalls out after downloading from teh target and doesn't actually play.  An example is the free video clips on cnn.com.


Anyone have any ideas what this may be?


Jim

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#2 2006-07-24 23:26:18

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Re: Mplayer dies

any error message? try to run firefox in shell.


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#3 2006-07-25 01:52:58

MillTek
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Re: Mplayer dies

I forgot to try that. I just did and - nothing.  It just sits there (cnn.com)
Interestingly, the flash part of their little video 'page' continues to work.

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#4 2006-07-25 02:08:11

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Re: Mplayer dies

Was this not the behavior before? What I mean is, did you ever have success with these types of movie files? I ask because I've used the Mplayer plug-in with Firefox for a long time and I've never been able to play videos from CNN or Yahoo. I have noticed that if I watch the URLs in the Mplayer window, I can see that they are rotating; it's not a static URL.

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#5 2006-07-25 05:43:38

MillTek
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Re: Mplayer dies

Until about a month ago, I could watch CNN vid clips.  They played very well. When I would go to close the window the whole browser would hang or stall for about 20 seconds.  Since then, nothing. It just freezes while saying that is downloading the stream. Maybe they changed the version of software they use/expect?

Jim

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#6 2006-07-25 05:54:00

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Re: Mplayer dies


I removed my sig, cause i select the flag, the flag often the target of enemy.

SAR brain-tumor
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#7 2006-07-25 08:39:27

tomk
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Re: Mplayer dies

Hard to know what's going on there, without any error messages. I can tell you that CNN videos are working fine for me, with mplayer-svn from the AUR - maybe you could give that a shot.

Actually, before you do that, here's my /etc/mplayerplug-in.conf - compare it with yours, maybe something's different.

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#8 2006-07-25 13:14:29

MillTek
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Re: Mplayer dies

Thanks Tomk,

There were a few differences, like cachesize and some of the  other options. In the event I just copied yours in over mine and it works.  I hadn't realized that mplayer used a conf file.


Thanks again,

Jim

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#9 2006-07-25 14:35:26

tomk
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Re: Mplayer dies

MillTek wrote:

I hadn't realized that mplayer used a conf file.

To clarify - what I gave you is the mplayer-plugin conf file, as distinct from the mplayer conf file, which is /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf (system-wide) or ~/.mplayer/config (per user).

Anyway, glad it's working for you. smile

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