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Trying to play the stream with SMPlayer
« on: February 16, 2020, 08:35:50 pm »
Mplayer has a shell in the form of SMPlayer.
This bundle plays local video files normally.
I decided to start streaming video taken from the playlist to IPTV.

I did:
1. Updated QTNet4.dll to make it possible to run HTTPS sources. ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/qtapps/QtNet4_Fix_SSL.zip
2. Added -playlist option. See the MPlayer FAQ.
3. Increased the cache to 8192.

The stream plays for about 5 seconds, then pauses, then get buffering. And so 4 times. This ends the playback.

Are there any examples of SMPlayer working normally?

SMPlayer 17.1.0
Mplayer SVN r37540
eCS 2.1
kernel OS/4
Video - Panorama
Audio- Uniad

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Re: Trying to play the stream with SMPlayer
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 12:02:56 pm »
I see this documentation could apply to your case (it is linked on eCSoft/2 page)

"How to use Internet media streams - Sjoerd Visser"

http://wse2007.warpevents.eu/uploads/tx_wseevents/wse2007_int03_mplayer_os2_mcp.pdf

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Re: Trying to play the stream with SMPlayer
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 08:10:54 pm »
I see this documentation could apply to your case (it is linked on eCSoft/2 page)

"How to use Internet media streams - Sjoerd Visser"

http://wse2007.warpevents.eu/uploads/tx_wseevents/wse2007_int03_mplayer_os2_mcp.pdf

Thanks for the link, but that's not what I'm looking for.
This article suggests playing streaming video in the browser.

I run it like this:
Mplayer -playlist iptv_channels.m3u

And in it rows of the form
#EXTINF:-1,Viasat History HD
http://domain/../ViasatHistoryHD.m3u8

The browser will offer to save this link and will not play anything.

Mplayer for Windows plays fine of this type the playlists.