Posts: 483 from 2003/4/11
Hey igracki thanks for this! Works great. I did have to edit your script however as invidio.us is down. I needed to change the link in the script to invidious.xyz for the youtube conversion to work again. Also where can i grab the DL script from?
I also saw mention of needing a newer ffmpeg and ffplay. I totally agree. As a new reg'd user I'd really like to watch twitch.tv on MOS. Mplayer still after all these years can't cope with split streams. Versions of vlc, mpv and ffplay had this ability years ago. I'd gladly donate $50 USD to whoever can make that happen.
Actually, ffplay is just a "simple" frontend for ffmpeg. The actual HLS or HTTP Live Streaming support (a.k.a. "split streams") is part of ffmpeg/libavformat. In the end, MPlayer also uses ffmpeg for most of its decoding/encoding/muxing and/or data transport.
In theory, it even works to use HLS to some degree already with the current MPlayer 1.4beta1 port via its command line interface if you pass some http(s)://#?.m3u(8) URL there.
It just doesn't work at all from the "Open Stream" menu in the user interface currently.
I'll check if there is some easy way to add that to the current MPlayer port.