MLB.com video never plays using 3.25

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2006-08-07
2013-05-13
  • Hi ..,

    I recentelly install the 3.25 version on my RedHat Linux Enterprise Server v3 and it does not work with the video on MBL.com site.  I have used Netscape browser and Firefox too, but the result is almost the same, video does not work.

    Could someone tell me what have to change in configuration files to resolve this issue.

    Thanks in advance for any information further,

    Fernando.

     
    • Kevin DeKorte
      Kevin DeKorte
      2006-08-07

      Do you have all the optional codecs for mplayer installed? I believe you need them for that site. Also is there a way to test video on that site so I don't have to pay for a game in order to debug the site?

       
    • This the best parrt of that, the test video starts with any problem when I access the site, but when I play a game, netscape tell me that the plugin does not exists, altuought it appears there whe I use about:plugins page, and with firefox does not appear nothing, just a black background screen.

      Speaking about codecs, I have installed all that appears at http://mplayerhq.hu/ but the result is always the same as I tell you above.

       
    • This the url to test that site....

      http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/subscriptions/mlbtv.jsp

      And this is the log that I have captured whe I test it with firefox, with netscape my default browser anything happens.

      [root@farchila firefox]# ./firefox

      [root@farchila firefox]# ./firefox |tee firefox.log
      mimetype: application/x-mplayer2
      Embedded mode
      Argument Name: type
      Argument Value: application/x-mplayer2
      Argument Name: pluginspage
      Argument Value: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/MediaPlayer/
      Argument Name: src
      Argument Value: mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      Argument Name: name
      Argument Value: mlb_player
      Argument Name: id
      Argument Value: mplayer
      Argument Name: autostart
      Argument Value: 1
      argv[i]=1
      autostart=1
      Argument Name: displaysize
      Argument Value: 1
      Argument Name: animationatstart
      Argument Value: 0
      Argument Name: transparentatstart
      Argument Value: 1
      Argument Name: showstatusbar
      Argument Value: 1
      Argument Name: showdisplay
      Argument Value: 0
      Argument Name: showtracker
      Argument Value: 1
      argv[i]=1
      showtracker=1
      Argument Name: showcontrols
      Argument Value: 1
      argv[i]=1
      showcontrols=1
      Argument Name: swliveconnect
      Argument Value: 0
      Argument Name: nojava
      Argument Value: 1
      Argument Name: align
      Argument Value: middle
      Argument Name: height
      Argument Value: 385
      Argument Name: width
      Argument Value: 400
      New window! old: 0x0    new 0x46141040
      Size: 0 0 0x2c00e70
      Size: 400x385

      (Gecko:15315): Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtkxembed.c: line 188 (_gtk_xembed_send_focus_message): assertion `GDK_IS_WINDOW (recipient)' failed
      resizing widgets to 400 x 385
      back in SetWindow
      New Size: 400x385
      using url for url
      exiting URL base with mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/
      url mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      buffer mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      ready to setup threads
      creating thread - NP_EMBED
      creating player thread
      In launchPlayerThread, state = 115
      launchPlayerThread - creating new thread
      ----player thread: in playPlaylist
      ----player thread: about to go to sleep, js_state = 6, state = 115
      ----player thread: playPlayList - waiting complete
      ----player thread: building command string
      PLAY 0:mplayer
      PLAY 0:-wid
      PLAY 0:0x2c00e77
      PLAY 0:-vf
      PLAY 0:scale=400:-3
      PLAY 0:-vo
      PLAY 0:x11
      PLAY 0:-zoom
      PLAY 0:-osdlevel
      PLAY 0:0
      PLAY 0:-nojoystick
      PLAY 0:-noconsolecontrols
      PLAY 0:-cookies
      PLAY 0:-slave
      ----player thread:
      local_list =  0x9a64de0
      PL URL: mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      play = 1, cancelled= 0
      next= (nil)
      ----player thread: entering loop
      ----player thread: looking for node to play
      ----player thread: chose url mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      ----player thread: playing url: mms://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      ----player thread: URL: http://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      Starting: mplayer -wid 0x2c00e77 -vf scale=400:-3 -vo x11 -zoom -osdlevel 0 -nojoystick -noconsolecontrols -cookies -slave -user-agent NSPlayer -nomouseinput -cache 512 http://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
      MAIN THREAD DONE
      resizing widgets to 400 x 385
      buttons are at 385 x 400
      READ: MPlayer 1.0pre8-3.2.3 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
       
      READ: CPU:    Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 2.00GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 7)
       
      READ: CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
       
      READ:
       
      READ:
       
      READ: 93 audio & 211 video codecs
       
      READ: Failed to open /dev/rtc: Device or resource busy (it should be readable by the user.)
       
      READ: Setting up LIRC support...
       
      READ: mplayer: could not connect to socket
       
      READ: mplayer: No such file or directory
       
      READ: Failed to open LIRC support.
       
      READ: You will not be able to use your remote control.
       
      READ:
       
      READ: Playing http://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video.
       
      READ: STREAM_HTTP(1), URL: http://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
       
      READ: Resolving a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net for AF_INET...
       
      READ: Connecting to server a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net[209.170.119.66]: 80...
       
      READ: STREAM_ASF, URL: http://a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2005/open/tv_free/041105_colari_tv_350.wmv?ct2=3021617111155846278169&ct3=9726403&ct4=-1&media_type=wms&av_type=video&event_pk=undefined&product=gen_video
       
      READ: Resolving a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net for AF_INET...
       
      READ: Connecting to server a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net[209.170.119.75]: 80...
       
      READ: Resolving a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net for AF_INET...
       
      READ: Connecting to server a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net[209.170.119.66]: 80...
       
      READ: Cache size set to 512 KBytes
       
      Cache fill: 18.75% (98304 bytes)
       
      READ: ASF file format detected.
       
      READ: VIDEO:  [WMV3]  320x240  24bpp  1000.000 fps    0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
       
      READ: Clip info:
       
      READ:  name: 04-11-05  Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks
       
      READ:  author: MLB.TV
       
      READ:  copyright: MLB.TV
       
      READ:  comments:
       
      READ: ==========================================================================
       
      READ: Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
       
      READ: AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 1 ch, s16le, 32.0 kbit/4.54% (ratio: 4003->88200)
       
      READ: Selected audio codec: [ffwmav2] afm: ffmpeg (DivX audio v2 (FFmpeg))
       
      READ: ==========================================================================
       
      READ: Opening video filter: [scale w=400 h=-3]
       
      READ: ==========================================================================
       
      READ: Opening video decoder: [dmo] DMO video codecs
       
      READ: DMO dll supports VO Optimizations 0 1
       
      READ: DMO dll might use previous sample when requested
       
      READ: GetOutput r=0x0   size:230400  align:1
       
      READ: StreamCount r=0x0  1  1
       
      READ: Decoder supports the following formats: YV12 YUY2 UYVY YVYU RGB8 RGB555 RGB565 RGB24 RGB32
       
      READ: Decoder is capable of YUV output (flags 0x1b)
       
      READ: VDec: vo config request - 320 x 240 (preferred colorspace: Packed YUY2)
       
      READ: VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
       
      READ: Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
       
      READ:
       
      READ: SwScaler: BICUBIC scaler, from Planar YV12 to BGRA using MMX2
       
      READ: VO: [x11] 400x300 => 400x300 BGRA  [zoom]
       
      ----player thread: panel height in thread = 85
      READ: Selected video codec: [wmv9dmo] vfm: dmo (Windows Media Video 9 DMO)
       
      READ: ==========================================================================
       
      READ: mplayer: relocation error: mplayer: symbol snd_asoundlib_version, version ALSA_0.9 not defined in file libasound.so.2 with link time reference
       
      drawing panel
      height = 385 panel= 16
      showbuttons = 1
      showcontrols = 1

       
      • I am  using this version of mplayer:

        mplayer
        MPlayer 1.0pre8-3.2.3 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
        CPU:    Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 2.00GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Stepping: 7)CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1

        I have installed the codecs of all-20060611.tar and essential-20060611.tar fromhttp://mplayerhq.hu/ ;  installing then in different places /usr/lib/codecs /usr/lib/win32/ and /usr/local/lib/codecs, but the site still tell me that I have not installed in the plugin in Netscape browser although this appears when I invoke about:plugins page:

        Installed plug-ins
        Find more information about browser plug-ins at Netscape.com.
        Help for installing plug-ins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org.
        Shockwave Flash

            File name: libflashplayer.so
            Shockwave Flash 7.0 r25

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        application/x-shockwave-flash     Shockwave Flash     swf     Yes
        application/futuresplash     FutureSplash Player     spl     Yes
        Windows Media Player Plugin

            File name: mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
            mplayerplug-in 3.25

            Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
            JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        application/asx     Media Files     *     Yes
        video/x-ms-asf-plugin     Media Files     *     Yes
        video/x-msvideo     AVI     avi,*     Yes
        video/msvideo     AVI     avi,*     Yes
        application/x-mplayer2     Media Files     *     Yes
        application/x-ms-wmv     Microsoft WMV video     wmv,*     Yes
        video/x-ms-asf     Media Files     asf,asx,*     Yes
        video/x-ms-wm     Media Files     wm,*     Yes
        video/x-ms-wmv     Microsoft WMV video     wmv,*     Yes
        audio/x-ms-wmv     Windows Media     wmv,*     Yes
        video/x-ms-wmp     Windows Media     wmp,*     Yes
        video/x-ms-wvx     Windows Media     wvx,*     Yes
        audio/x-ms-wax     Windows Media     wax,*     Yes
        audio/x-ms-wma     Windows Media     wma,*     Yes
        application/x-drm-v2     Windows Media     asx,*     Yes
        audio/wav     Microsoft wave file     wav,*     Yes
        audio/x-wav     Microsoft wave file     wav,*     Yes
        Google VLC multimedia plugin 1.0

            File name: mplayerplug-in-gmp.so
            mplayerplug-in 3.25

            Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
            JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        application/x-google-vlc-plugin     Google Video         Yes
        QuickTime Plug-in 6.0

            File name: mplayerplug-in-qt.so
            mplayerplug-in 3.25

            Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
            JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        video/quicktime     Quicktime     mov     Yes
        video/x-quicktime     Quicktime     mov     Yes
        image/x-quicktime     Quicktime     mov     Yes
        video/quicktime     Quicktime     mp4     Yes
        video/quicktime     Quicktime - Session Description Protocol     sdp     Yes
        application/x-quicktimeplayer     Quicktime     mov     Yes
        application/smil     SMIL     smil     Yes
        RealPlayer 9

            File name: mplayerplug-in-rm.so
            mplayerplug-in 3.25

            Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
            JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        audio/x-pn-realaudio     RealAudio     ram,rm     Yes
        application/vnd.rn-realmedia     RealMedia     rm     Yes
        application/vnd.rn-realaudio     RealAudio     ra,ram     Yes
        video/vnd.rn-realvideo     RealVideo     rv     Yes
        audio/x-realaudio     RealAudio     ra     Yes
        audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin     RealAudio     rpm     Yes
        application/smil     SMIL     smil     Yes
        mplayerplug-in 3.25

            File name: mplayerplug-in.so
            mplayerplug-in 3.25

            Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer
            JavaScript Enabled and Using GTK2 Widgets

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        video/mpeg     MPEG     mpg,mpeg     Yes
        audio/mpeg     MPEG     mpg,mpeg     Yes
        video/x-mpeg     MPEG     mpg,mpeg     Yes
        video/x-mpeg2     MPEG2     mpv2,mp2ve     Yes
        audio/mpeg     MPEG     mpg,mpeg     Yes
        audio/x-mpeg     MPEG     mpg,mpeg     Yes
        audio/mpeg2     MPEG audio     mp2     Yes
        audio/x-mpeg2     MPEG audio     mp2     Yes
        video/mp4     MPEG 4 Video     mp4     Yes
        audio/mpeg3     MPEG audio     mp3     Yes
        audio/x-mpeg3     MPEG audio     mp3     Yes
        audio/x-mpegurl     MPEG url     m3u     Yes
        audio/mp3     MPEG audio     mp3     Yes
        application/x-ogg     Ogg Vorbis Media     ogg     Yes
        audio/ogg     Ogg Vorbis Audio     ogg     Yes
        application/ogg     Ogg Vorbis / Ogg Theora     ogg     Yes
        video/fli     FLI animation     fli,flc     Yes
        video/x-fli     FLI animation     fli,flc     Yes
        video/vnd.vivo     VivoActive     viv,vivo     Yes
        application/x-nsv-vp3-mp3     Nullsoft Streaming Video     nsv     Yes
        video/divx     DivX Media Format     divx     Yes
        video/vnd.divx     DivX Media Format     divx     Yes
        audio/basic     Basic Audio File     au,snd     Yes
        audio/x-basic     Basic Audio File     au,snd     Yes
        Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible

            File name: nphelix.so
            Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible version 0.4.0.546 built with gcc 3.2.0 on Apr 1 2005

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin     RealPlayer Plugin Metafile     rpm     Yes
        Adobe Reader 7.0

            File name: nppdf.so
            The Adobe Reader plugin is used to enable viewing of PDF and FDF files from within the browser.

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        application/pdf     Portable Document Format     pdf     Yes
        application/vnd.fdf     Acrobat Forms Data Format     fdf     Yes
        application/vnd.adobe.xfdf     XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format     xfdf     Yes
        application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml     Acrobat XML Data Package     xdp     Yes
        application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml     Adobe FormFlow99 Data File     xfd     Yes
        Adobe SVG Viewer plug-in version 3.01x88

            File name: libNPSVG3.so
            Enables viewing files in W3C Scalable Vector Graphics format

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        image/svg+xml     Scalable Vector Graphics     svg,svgz     Yes
        image/svg-xml     Scalable Vector Graphics     svg     Yes
        image/vnd.adobe.svg+xml     Scalable Vector Graphics     svg_adobe     Yes
        Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2_06-b03

            File name: libjavaplugin_oji.so
            Java(TM) Plug-in 1.4.2_06

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        application/x-java-vm     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.3     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.4     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.4.2_06     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.3     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.4     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2     Java         Yes
        application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.4.2_06     Java         Yes
        Default Plugin

            File name: libnullplugin.so
            The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.

        MIME Type     Description     Suffixes     Enabled
        *     All types     .*     Yes

         
      • Kevin DeKorte
        Kevin DeKorte
        2006-08-18

        Your problem is pretty obvious at the end of the log...

        READ: mplayer: relocation error: mplayer: symbol snd_asoundlib_version, version ALSA_0.9 not defined in file libasound.so.2 with link time reference

        You need to choose a different ao like oss or recompile/fix your alsa issues. That is why mplayerplug-in is not working.