[MPlayer-users] Mplayer on Vista: http handling problem
mblain2 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 18 22:42:40 CEST 2009
"Barb Sterling" <bsterling at cardinalpeak.com> wrote in
news:20090618154503.390760b3 at smtp.cardinalpeak.com:
> Thank you RVM!!!!
> -prefer-ipv4 worked.
> From Vista machine: mplayer -prefer-ipv4 http://localhost/movie.mp4
> starts playing right away like it does on XP.
> Do you know why that option is required when running on Vista and not
Speaking from experience with an unrelated web-based app:
Check your Vista C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS.
Localhost maps to IPV6 address "::1".
In XP it was IPV4 address 127.0.0.1.
There are various ways to deal with Vista's preference for IPV6, from
disabling it entirely, to editing HOSTS, to using 127.0.0.1 in place of
localhost, to tidy application-specific solutions like -prefer-ipv4.
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