[mythtv-users] MythIPTV Beta 2

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 4 16:15:22 UTC 2007

>> > I run:
>> > $ mplayer -frames 0 -identify
>> > http://media3.abc.net.au/winlibrary/news/200702/20070226-opener-am2_16_9_bband.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf
>> > or (note no "?" after the .wmv extension)
>> > $ mplayer -frames 0 -identify
>> > http://media3.abc.net.au/winlibrary/news/200702/20070226-opener-am2_16_9_bband.wmv
>> I poked around these URLs, and none of them point to a video file. Do
>> you have a URL for the actual WMV file?
>I don't really understand this because these are the URLs that I pass
>to MythStream and it plays them just fine. The URL I gave is a URL to
>an actual WMV file, but it looks like it's a text file that contain
>links to other media:

Not *other* media, the same media: the URLs are the same. What's
happening is that when mplayer (or vlc, or any other media player)
accesses the URL it somehow knows (probably by the video/x-ms-wvx
mimetype) that the data is supposed to be accessed using the MMS
streaming protocol rather than http.

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