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Re: Distro hopping again: freespire

Dotan Cohen wrote:
On 16/07/07, Claude Jones <claude_jones levitjames com> wrote:
On Sun July 15 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> But the Windows Media stuff is one of my biggest
> problems in Fedora/*buntu,

What's the problem? I've got it working in several different distros, in fact
I've not found a distro I couldn't get it to work in. I did discover
recently, a change in the way mplayerplug-in installs itself, on at least two occasions - perhaps this just has to do with the way it was packaged. If you
click on a Windows Media file after following the proper procedure for
installing the codecs and mplayer and mplayerplug-in (I still recommend the outline posted way back by Stanton Finley which continues to work well for F7 http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html) and the file
doesn't play, try right-clicking on the player window and looking at the
configuration settings. On at least two occasions recently, I found that the video and audio output fields weren't filled in - I've found X11 and Alsa to
generally work, respectively, but your mileage may vary.

Claude Jones
Brunswick, MD, USA

Thanks, Claude. My main problem is MMS streams. For my university
lectures, I need full MMS stream support. That means not downloading
the full stream, but watching it online, including FF, rewind, pause,
slow/fast play, etc. Until now I've been watching them in VMWare
running XP. I hate WMP, but I cannot get mPlayer to play these
streams, not even in the VM on Windows.

Dotan Cohen


Have you tried to play mms streams with mplayer and the CLI?

See the man page.

mms streams are blocked at the firewall so I cannot test.

Using the arrow keys, you may be able to move forward and backward. Again, see the man page for instructions.

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