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Thread: Main Mplayer application supports streaming but ?

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    Post Main Mplayer application supports streaming but ?

    The main mplayer application from http://www.mplayerhq.hu now includes the support for streaming from the tivo and playing locally saved TY files. The documentation here http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html shows the command line for playing streamed files as mplayer tivo://host/[list|llist|fsid]

    When I try this it fails with the following error


    Playing tivo://x.x.x.51/list.
    File not found: 'x.x.x.51/list'
    Failed to open tivo://x.x.x.51/list.

    Any advice?

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    I thought I should add. I have TivoWebPlus working properly with the "View" link on the "Now Playing List" which allows me to successfully stream videos to Windows Media Player. While watching a streamed video in WMP I selected View-Properties to show the fsid address of the file which was tivo://x.x.x.51/3613939

    I then tried "mplayer tivo://x.x.x.51/3613939" and got the same error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciper View Post
    When I try this it fails with the following error
    Playing tivo://x.x.x.51/list.
    File not found: 'x.x.x.51/list'
    Failed to open tivo://x.x.x.51/list.

    Any advice?
    Usually that mean that MPlayer is not compiled with Tivo support. It needs to be linked to the vsteam client library to work.
    BTW, MPlayer has had support for Tivo for years.

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    Current Windows binaries missing Streaming Support

    I've had a working version of mPlayer on my home system for a very long time. I just got a new laptop at work, and I figured I'd download the current Windows binaries for mplayer. It looks like someplace along the way the Windows binaries that are posted at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html are missing the TiVo streaming support.

    Does anybody have a current built with the vclient library linked?

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    Alright that makes sense. Now is there any way to get support without subscribing to the mailing list?

    (jesus, who uses a mailing list these days?)

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    No idea about the windows version. However, in Linux it requires the vstream-client which has mysteriously dropped out of existence. Granted, if you are using windows you can use the vlc media player, or windows media player classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helpdeskdan View Post
    No idea about the windows version. However, in Linux it requires the vstream-client which has mysteriously dropped out of existence. Granted, if you are using windows you can use the vlc media player, or windows media player classic.
    I found the vstream-client source via the Internet Archive.

    I am unable to get mplayer to stream after installing vstream-client.

    Is this method just dead now? What are other people doing?
    thanks.
    .: playerx :.
    Un-Modified HD TiVo /w Multi-Stream CableCard

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