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Raul da Silva
2005-01-12, 12:07

Tried the "-playlist" switch on mplayer directly with the BBC1 stream.... It
works! Cache fills and it plays.

I get the following from mplayer during load:

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C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Bin\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread>mplayer
-playlist http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/realaudio/media/r1live.rpm
MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.2.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with

Resolving www.bbc.co.uk for AF_INET...
Connecting to server www.bbc.co.uk[]:80 ...
Cache size set to 320 KBytes
Connected to server: www.bbc.co.uk
Resolving rmlivev8.bbc.net.uk for AF_INET...
Connecting to server rmlivev8.bbc.net.uk[]:554 ...
Cache size set to 320 KBytes
Connected to server: rmlivev8.bbc.net.uk
Cache fill: 17.50% (57344 bytes) REAL file format detected.
======= WAVE Format =======
Format Tag: 28515 (0x6F63)
Channels: 2
Samplerate: 44100
avg byte/sec: 44100
Block align: 640
bits/sample: 16
cbSize: 26
Unknown extra header dump: [80] [0] [10] [0] [17] [0] [80] [2] [10] [0] [1]
[0] [0] [3] [8] [0] [0] [25] [0] [0] [0] [0] [0] [2] [0] [4]
demux_real: invalid chunksize! (0)
Clip info:
name: BBC Radio 1
author: BBC
copyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation 2004
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Opening audio decoder: [realaud] RealAudio decoder
opening win32 dll 'cook.so.6.0'
Error loading dll
ERROR: Could not open required DirectShow codec cook.so.6.0.
Read the RealAudio section of the DOCS!
ADecoder preinit failed :(
ADecoder init failed :(
Opening audio decoder: [realaud] RealAudio decoder
opening win32 dll 'cook3260.dll'
Audio codec: [23] 44 kbps Stereo Music High Response - RA8
Audio bitrate: 44.100 kbit/s (5513 bps)
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 5513->176400 (44.1 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [racookwin] afm:realaud (Win32 RealAudio COOK)
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Checking audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 44100 hz, little endian signed int
AF_pre: 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
AO: [dsound] 44100Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/16bit -> 44100Hz/2ch/16bit...
Video: no video
Starting playback...
No bind found for key
A: 110.9 (01:50.9) 0.1% 15%

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It seems that it fails to load the "cook.so.6.0" codec, but it goes on and
successfully loads the
"cook3260.dll" codec and proceeds to play fine. Is the "cook.so.6.0" a *nix

Anyway... I'm still dead in the water with SlimServer.

Question... When SlimServer/Alien looks for a content "handler", how does
it use mplayer? Explicitly? I have "Media Player Classic" w/
"RealAlternative" also on my machine to play Real content. Could this be
causing association problems? When I choose a BBC stream in SlimServer and
then check my processes in Task Manager, mplayer is not present. When I play
a stream directly in mplayer, I can see it in Task Manager. So, either
mplayer is loading quickly and aborting or not being loaded at all.



-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jules Taplin
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 11:54 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] AlienBBC Beta Release Available - includes support
forWindows SlimServer users

Right. Raul. First thing - mplayer is a picky beast...

Try that command line with a '-playlist' in it (a .rpm file is strictly
not an audio file, but a playlist for the real one).

So... try:

C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server\Bin\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread>mplayer
-playlist http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/realaudio/media/r1live.rpm

See if that gets you anywhere.

-- Jules