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Re: How to play http://www.scififree.tv/



On Mon January 28 2008 08:17:32 Frank Cox wrote:
> I have been fiddling around with online video tonight, and have run into a
> situation that I can't solve.
>
> Can anyone figure out how to play this stream with mplayer:
>
> http://www.scififree.tv/

I eventually got this to play but not without more fiddling.
the first link 'the phantom from 10000 leagues', I clicked the QT 500Kbps got 
a new page which mplayerplug-in promptly dies on, so looking at the url on 
the command line with $mplayer -v  
http://www.scififree.tv/unicast_mov/AFTVSciFiH264500.mov dies as well but 
with some clues i.e 
--- HTTP DEBUG HEADER --- START ---
protocol:           [HTTP/1.1]
http minor version: [1]
uri:                [(null)]
method:             [(null)]
status code:        [200]
reason phrase:      [OK]
body size:          [792]
Fields:
 0 - Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:08:46 GMT
 1 - Server: Apache/1.3.33 (Darwin) mod_ssl/2.8.24 OpenSSL/0.9.7l PHP/4.4.7
 2 - Cache-Control: max-age=3600
 3 - Expires: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 13:08:46 GMT
 4 - Last-Modified: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 16:12:38 GMT
 5 - ETag: "4df5b-318-45d5d7f6"
 6 - Accept-Ranges: bytes
 7 - Content-Length: 792
 8 - Connection: close
 9 - Content-Type: video/quicktime
--- HTTP DEBUG HEADER --- END ---
the content-length of 792 says the server is giving us the true location of 
the content so lets try $mplayer -v -playlist  
http://www.scififree.tv/unicast_mov/AFTVSciFiH264500.mov well no joy either, 
so lets take a look at this file $wget -Svc 
http://www.scififree.tv/unicast_mov/AFTVSciFiH264500.mov in this file at the 
end is an rtsp url rtsp://video2.multicasttech.com/AFTVSciFiH264500.sdp but 
this did'nt work oh why you ask? because of my firewall you have to accept 
packets from video2.multicasttech.com or 63.105.122.35 to view. I've seen a 
lot of these QT servers not work until you open your firewall to them first.
(black & white movies in high-def what is this world coming to :-) )

p.s I'm using my own recent build of mplayer r25850
...dex



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