[mythtv-users] MythIPTV Beta 2

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Mar 15 06:09:32 UTC 2007

Phill Edwards wrote:
>>> 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:
> [Reference]
> Ref1=http://media3.abc.net.au/winlibrary/news/200702/20070226-opener-am2_16_9_bband.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf
> Ref2=
> I have no idea how that all works - I always thought WMV files were
> actually binary video files so I'm out of my depth here and I don't
> know how the player extracts the URL to actual video from this.
> However, as I say, MythStream plays the video from this WMV file and
> it uses mplayer.
> Perhaps if we could get mythnettv to work with real media files we
> could make some progress as I have some links to the same content but
> in real media format. At the moment this won't work, though, because
> urllib.py doesn't like RTSP files.

The current focus of MythNetTv is HTTP downloads. I want to stick with
that so that I can get that nice before working on other things. I will
revisit the RTSP downloads etc in a later release.


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