Re: playing online radio
T o n g wrote:
> Anyone know if there is a switch for mplayer to be more tolerant for
> online radio? This is what I get:
> $ mplayer 'http://mfile.akamai.com/80871/live/reflector:20168.asx?bkup=20883&prop=n'
> Connecting to server localhost[127.0.0.1]: 3128...
> Cache size set to 320 KBytes
> Cache fill: 0.08% (270 bytes)
> Exiting... (End of file)
> However, if I paste that url to firefox, the mplayer plugin plays it
> just fine.
> Any hints?
Yes. A .asx file is a so-called playlist file. Other playlist files
are .asf, .pls, .m3u, .smil files, for example.
Unlike other media players, mplayer does not detect these files itself,
so you should add the -playlist option:
mplayer -playlist 'http://mfile.akamai.com/80871/live/reflector:20168.asx?bkup=20883&prop=n'
I got this radio station working fine this way.