Mplayer stops playing after <1sec when streaming
frederific at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 22 17:53:15 UTC 2006
I've been trying to view the video news on bbc.co.uk, and other embedded
video-streams elsewhere on the net. I have mplayer and mozilla-mplayer
installed. When I try and view one of these streams, mplayer buffers it,
and plays around half a second of the audio, sometimes accompanied by a
few frames of the video, then returns to "Stopped". This doesn't seem to
be limited to one type of stream; I get the same behaviour with ogg
theora, windows media, real and quicktime streams.
Why does it do this, and how can I fix it?
If I download the file (only possible with some), it plays fine in the
This is on Ubuntu 6.10
Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.
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