Mplayer buffering DONE then STOPPED

  • Apewall

    Apewall - 2006-11-26

    Whenever I go to a video play the mplayer embedded video gui will appear and begin buffering to 99%, then go to STOPPED, from there when i try to play a video i recieve:

    Getting playlist: STOPPED

    AMD64 system with Gentoo

    mplayerplug-in 3.1
    Mozilla-Firefox-bin 2.0
    Mplayer 1.0rc1 with live support

    • hackerb9

      hackerb9 - 2006-11-28

      Try right clicking on the video and selecting "Play". Sometimes it helps.

      When it doesn't help, I right-click to "Copy URL". Then I run mplayer from the command line with the URL as the file to play. If mplayer fails to play the video because it's a redirection to another site, I try it in totem, which seems to handle links in "movie" files better.

      It'd be nice if mplayerplug-in had some sort of error log that you could check to see what's gone wrong. It'd be even nicer if you could right-click and "Save" even when it doesn't think the file is 100% downloaded.


      • Kevin DeKorte

        Kevin DeKorte - 2006-11-28

        I don't want "Save" to work that way since I don't want people saving corrupted files...  Also have you tried the CVS code. It may have some fixes you need.

        There is a way to set the output...

        echo "debug=1" >> ~/.mplayer/mplayerplug-in.conf

        Run firefox from a terminal and you should see lots of output.. if not you may have to look at your firefox script and see if it sending all your output to dev null if so try this patch...

        --- /usr/bin/firefox    2006-10-24 10:59:25.000000000 -0600
        +++ bin/firefox-out     2006-10-29 17:13:36.000000000 -0700
        @@ -144,7 +144,7 @@
        # if there's no command line argument and there's not a running
        # instance then just fire up a new copy of the browser
        if [ -z "$1" ]; then
        -  exec $MOZ_PROGRAM $MOZARGS 2>/dev/null >/dev/null
        +  exec $MOZ_PROGRAM $MOZARGS

        unset RETURN_VAL


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