MPEG doesn't work from any gr browser; Netscape probs.
I have installed both the ucbmpeg player and mtv player, and set up
netscape for each. I have consistently not been able to view mpegs.
Each time an mpeg file comes over the line, this message is displayed
in a dialog box, from Netscape as well as from Mosaic:
Using private color-map
Bad MPEG? Giving up.
Try mpeg_stat -verify to see if the stream is valid.
I cannot find a command "mpeg_stat".
I was able to run "mpeg_play" from an xterm on an FTPed test mpeg.
What is a "private color-map"?
I have had other netscape proglems, such as the intermittent death by
"bus error" and a creeping and increasing slowness over hours of time,
in the responsiveness of only the netscape window to mouseclicks.
A problem I had earlier has persisted, but is only an irritation:
often netscape won't boot up. If I try again to start it from an
xterm, it might or might not boot on a second try. In this case, a
message is recieved about a lock file, but that while netscape might
run, cache will not be able to be used, etc. if the lock file isn't
removed. Then if I just say, ok, netscape, once again, might not, or
I tried 24bpp, 32bpp, 16bpp, with no difference. (Did not affect the
mpeg player either).
Sometimes I can get netscape to start with the -iconic switch. It's
more or less random, as far as I can tell. Sometimes it will start on
the third try.
Once, amazingly, a netscape process was running, but wasn't showing
up, when I quit X. For a split second the outline of the netscape
Another thing: when I try to access a site with a live midi
background feed, netscape dies with the mysterious "bus error".
I haven't been able to get my Yamaha Asound (OPL3-2A) sound card
configured yet for midi, but this happened before I installed a sound
card at all.
Sorry to ramble on so long. I think these problems are related? I
would appreciate any advice. And I do appreciate the excellent advice
I have received many times over this mailing list.
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