Yeah but wait a minute, I _know_ I'm not crazy. I have 4 seperate PC's,
all running different recent distros with the latest version of Mplayer
and Mplayer plug in - and they ALL have the same problems I described. I
mean seriously, in all honesty hand on heart which of you guys out there
can go to the Apple site and watch all their HD trailers with no
difficulty at all, with them all being correctly scaled - and with
buffering working properly (as in not needing to download the whole
movie before playing it)? Because if you say you can I just don't buy it.
Having said that I do appreciate the work of the developers and I do
hope that they can figure things like this out.
But from where I'm standing it's just not credible to say there are no
issues with content on sites like this. Even some of the pages linking
to the movie sites don't render correctly, particularly when Mplayer
plug in decides it is going to take up 3/4 of your screen with a big
unpretty grey box - and then still not play anything.
Colin Regan wrote:
> sorry my last email went out kind of funny like text was missing and
> stuff very odd havent had that happen before here it is as it should be
> Rough around the edges is right. Most of the trailers play fine for
> me (i have the latest cvs too) and i havent had any of the problems
> that you are having... (xv and esd as my options passed to mplayer)
> generally everything seems pretty stable. The biggest problem is that
> mplayer stops playback when the mplayer window covers the
> mplayerplug-in... you can get around this by minimizing your browser
> It would be nice if mplayerplugin was able to distinguish the
> placeholder files from the actual quicktime content this would get
> around the issue of caching the wrong videos...
> The only qt trailer i am having problems with is the Jarhead trailer
> (the only one i really want to see in HD of course) which plays fine
> except for sound. Something wrong with the FAAD2 codec in mplayer or
> mplayers handling of the audio stream. Btw have you been able to
> access the mplayer website lately?
> On 10/14/05, *Colin Regan* <cregan@...
> <mailto:cregan@...>> wrote:
> Rough around the edges is right. Most of the trailers play fine
> for me (i have the latest cvs too) and i havent had any of the
> problems that you are having... (xv and esd as my options passed
> to mplayer) generally everything seems pretty stable. The biggest
> problem is that mplayer stops playback when the mplayer window
> covers it... you can get around this by minimizing your browser
> the playback but your unable to get any fullscreen controls at
> this point... but thats all. It would be nice if mplayer was able
> to distinguish the placeholder files from the actual quicktime
> The only qt trailer i am having problems with is the Jarhead
> trailer (the only one i really want to see in HD of course) which
> plays fine except for sound. Something wrong with the FAAD2 codec
> in mplayer or mplayers handling of the audio stream. Btw have you
> been able to access the mplayer website lately?
> On 10/15/05, *raid517* <raid517@...
> <mailto:raid517@...>> wrote:
> Mplayer Plugin seems to have a lot of trouble in general with
> the high
> definition trailers on Apple's site. (I have the latest CVS of
> installed, so I should be able to watch them). Some play, some
> Some play in only half the window size when they are supposed
> to be
> fuull screen, some quit playing half way through. Those that
> do play
> need to download what seems like the entire trailer before
> they can
> begin playing, while others download the whole movie and then
> refuse to
> play at all. (BTW this isn't mplayer's fault as I can download
> them and
> watch them no problem with Mplayer on my desktop).
> All in all it seems a tad rough around the edges.
> Colin Regan wrote:
>> Would it be possible to set an option that prevents the cache
>> being automatically loaded when page loads? With the new
> Quicktime HD
>> trailers there are 3 different sizes which 3 different
>> mplayerplug-in's are initiated for. It would greatly
> decrease the
>> time that it takes for the trailer one wants to load.