Help me play this online video stream
Topic: Help me play this online video stream
started by: xmrkite
Posted by xmrkite on Aug. 29 2007,16:58Hello, I'm trying to get this stream playing on my DSL laptop:
It's a religious station, and it works fine with mplayer on Ubuntu, but my Mplayer on DSL just won't play the video. Please help
Posted by curaga on Aug. 29 2007,17:10Did you also get the codecs?
Posted by xmrkite on Aug. 29 2007,18:09Where do the codecs go?
On ubuntu, i did this:
# cd /usr/lib/codecs
# wget < http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20061022.tar.bz2 >
# tar xvjf all-20061022.tar.bz2
But there is no /usr/lib/codecs directory in DSL
Posted by curaga on Aug. 29 2007,18:26From MyDSL, the same category as you got Mplayer, they automatically go where they are needed
Posted by xmrkite on Aug. 29 2007,18:40You sure? Nothing anywhere in the MYDSL Repository says anything about codecs...i think i looked at them all. Please, if you know which one to get, let me know
Posted by lucky13 on Aug. 29 2007,22:35Look in testing. There are two extensions for codecs listed.
Posted by xmrkite on Aug. 30 2007,21:37I found them and they loaded fine. Just seems that my computer is too slow to play a wmv9 file (dell laptop, pentium II 400mhz)
-Thanks for the help
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Aug. 31 2007,04:18If your system is too slow for software playback, you could check if you could get video acceleration for it (unless you are already are)
Posted by xmrkite on Aug. 31 2007,16:30It's a laptop, so how would i check if i can get video acceleration?
--Also, I tend to think it's something else, cause it would not play smoothly with a 100kbps stream, and the cpu was at about 30% while that file was playing. Also, the sound and video were not sync'ed.
Posted by curaga on Aug. 31 2007,16:35Just for comparison, my P2-366Mhz could play a about 700x400 divx with mp3 sound just fine, but it was using Ati Vidix acceleration..
Posted by curaga on Aug. 31 2007,16:37Well, find out the graphics card (using lspci)
It could be that you don't have DMA enabled, without it all cd/dvd and hard drive transfers are a lot slower.. Unless you were playing from network?
Posted by AlanChambless on Oct. 15 2007,02:06unfortunately the codecpak.dsl does not seem to be in the repository or at apt-get.org(which the DSL Book cites as the original source that it is derived from, P.S. I am experiencing the same problem.:rock: