mplayer dumpstream sometimes fails

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I’m trying to rip the video at, so I can play it at a faster speed. I paste into a firefox browser in Windows and MediaPlayer plays the thing. However if I try mplayer -dumpstream, it gets stuck into an infinite loop trying to play the file.

If I use wget to download the link, I get a small text file which basically points to the same URL. How can I get mplayer to download this stream?


I don’t know how to make the mplayer plugin capture a stream, but mplayer itself can capture streams fairly well. Try running from the command line. Either:

wget < your url > -O - | mplayer -cache 8192 -


mplayer < your url > -dumpstream -dumpfile < out file >

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