Playing streaming NPR?

mrwolff mrwolff at
Fri Apr 14 01:50:14 UTC 2006

C Hamel wrote:

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>On Thursday 13 April 2006 20:19, mrwolff wrote:
>>I was just wondering what people used to play streams such as the 24hour
>>"NPR Program Stream" that's on the frontpage of
>>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?
>- -- 
>	...CH
>Version: GnuPG v1.4.2.2 (GNU/Linux)
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

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