[MPlayer-users] MPlayer not playing HTTP video stream for one specific content from the same source

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sun Jun 25 19:37:09 EEST 2017

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 11:43:07AM +0800, Joel Ng wrote:
> Hello,
> I am currently using MPlayer to play a video stream from a HTTP source. This
> HTTP source is created on my own. It is a video capture stream from a video
> game. I basically capture the video, encode it into a video, then stream it
> out as HTTP via FFmpeg.
> MPlayer works for most of the games I have tried, but in one specific
> situation*, MPlayer is not able to display anything. It manages to connect,
> but then it gets stuck here indefinitely:
> "libavformat version 57.72.101 (internal)
> Stream not seekable!
> H264-ES file format detected"

I guess the format is not actually H264-ES but only contains it.
It would help to know what the format of the stream really is,
probably its detection should be prioritized over H264-ES.
-dumpstream should also work for getting us a sample of the problematic
stream so we can check what goes on and possibly improve
the H264-ES autodetection.
It might not be reproducible by playing the dumped file directly,
but it should be when piping the problematic file via a fifo
or stdin.

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