Playing streaming NPR?
mrwolff at bigred.unl.edu
Fri Apr 14 01:50:14 UTC 2006
C Hamel wrote:
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>>I was just wondering what people used to play streams such as the 24hour
>>"NPR Program Stream" that's on the frontpage of npr.org?
>>I've gotten mplayer to handle it.... barely.... it turns black for at
>>least a couple of minutes before it starts playing and even then it is
>>jittery and choppy. (It feels like a Windows 3.1 program honestly :-/ )
>>Rythmbox, etc don't seem to be able to handle it.
>>What is the preferred application, or most working application for
>>dealing with streams like this?
>I brought up Firefox --I'm using Flight 6-- and clicked on their streaming
>link. I have tried both the Realplayer stream & the mplayer stream, and had
>no problems playing either of them. I'm on ISDN, not broadband, and had no
>skips or other problems.
>Do you have all the mplayer goodies installed like the plug-in, and such, or
>are you trying to play the stream on the stand-alone player?
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I'm using mplayer with the media connectivity extension on Breezy. I
mean it plays, but it just doesn't do it well at all... There is a two
minute lag then the player itself turns black and looks like it has
frozen for a while and then eventually it plays. I'm on broadband so
the ISP speed isn't the factor.... hmmm..
oh and FFox 188.8.131.52
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