How do you make Mplayer pretend it's WindowsMedia Player?
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    [ Edited by osco on 2010/1/7 15:43 ]
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Why would you like to make WMP from Mplayer? WMP is one of the worst shit i've ever seen.
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    In the MPlayer/conf/config file you can put this string:
    user-agent=NSPlayer/4.1.0.3856
    I'm not sure if "NSPlayer/4.1.0.3856" is windows media player but give it a try.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    From the "eample.conf" file In the Mplayer download package!

    # MPlayer configuration file
    #
    # Configuration files are read system-wide from /usr/local/etc/mplayer.conf
    # and per user from ~/.mplayer/config, where per-user settings override
    # system-wide settings, all of which are overrriden by the command line.
    #
    # The configuration file settings are the same as the command line
    # options without the preceding '-'.
    #
    # See the CONFIGURATION FILES section in the man page
    # for a detailed description of the syntax

    .##################
    # other settings #
    ##################

    # Pretend to be Window Media Player.
    # Fixes playback when playlist and media file use the same URL.
    #user-agent=NSPlayer/4.1.0.3856


    My dilema is that the site script checks the browser for a media player ..The site accepts for all other funtions,OWB, and a spoofed IE6. It hangs when looking for the media player? I wished to complete the spoof so that Mplayer will be seen as Window Media Player..If so the site will forwad the requst for a Video Replay at a MMS url..which MPLayer plays :)
    1.Does get Video do this in some fashion?
    I ask the above because the Menu has getVideo as a selection..an error returns wrong argument?
    Can the arexx script be customized for this particular site?
    2.Where does one change "user-agent=NSPlayer/4.1.0.3856 and how?

    :-P :-P :-P :-P :-x

    [ Edited by osco on 2010/1/7 15:22 ]
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Why would you wanna do such a horrible thing? Don't get me wrong, but I'm just curious ;)
    MPlayer is a perfect program with perfect GUI. WMP is a terrible disaster, simply one of M$ mistakes ;)
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    by Sir_Lucas on 2010/1/7 16:15:14

    Why would you wanna do such a horrible thing? Don't get me wrong, but I'm just curious ;)
    MPlayer is a perfect program with perfect GUI. WMP is a terrible disaster, simply one of M$ mistakes ;)

    Understood "IT IS A SPOOF" It will appear that WMP is the player and allow the site script to allow the replayy to be accessed..
    ie OWB cab be spoofed as a different browser...Safari, Firefox, Opera etal It placates the site that you are connected to.. :-P :-P :-P :-P
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    > From the "eample.conf" file In the Mplayer download package!
    > [...]
    > # Pretend to be Window Media Player.
    > # Fixes playback when playlist and media file use the same URL.
    > #user-agent=NSPlayer/4.1.0.3856
    > [...]
    > Where does one change "user-agent=NSPlayer/4.1.0.3856 and how?

    Are you serios?
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    > MPlayer is a perfect program with perfect GUI.

    Spoofing won't change one single bit of that.
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    getvid only supports the sites in the getvidhtml flie
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    ???bump never dp'ed with owb before

    [ Edited by xyphoid on 2010/1/7 21:13 ]
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  • Fab
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    @osco

    If you have a link to such a site, that doesn't require a particular account (especially if it's not free :)), i could have a look and see what can be done. My guess is that I could write some "dummy" video owb plugin, acting as standard window media player plugin, and dumping the url, so that you can play it externally in mplayer.
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    y Fab on 2010/1/7 18:51:04

    @osco

    If you have a link to such a site, that doesn't require a particular account (especially if it's not free :)), i could have a look and see what can be done. My guess is that I could write some "dummy" video owb plugin, acting as standard window media player plugin, and dumping the url, so that you can play it externally in mplayer.

    ty fab exactly
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    @Fab

    If you have a link to such a site, that doesn't require a particular account (especially if it's not free :)), i could have a look and see what can be done. My guess is that I could write some "dummy" video owb plugin, acting as standard window media player plugin, and dumping the url, so that you can play it externally in mplayer.

    The link: http://www.tampabaydowns.com/DailyReplays.aspx
    Choose a highlighted day and the javascript asks for a race. Click race choice and the OWB returns "unsupported protocall.".
    The mms address is visible in histor and when copied and pasted into MPlayer is played.
    Would you try the link and see how it downloads?
    Again Ty Fab ;-)
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  • Fab
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    Ok. So it's a direct mms link,which OWB doesn't support (it's not its role, though it could be redispatched in some way, i'll see). But at least it's easy to paste it directly in mplayer.

    So i played it in mplayer, and the source itself is rather low quality: 40kbps wmv file. No wonder it has low framerate.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    @Fab

    So i played it in mplayer, and the source itself is rather low quality: 40kbps wmv file. No wonder it has low framerate.

    There are other replay archive sites
    Maybe their quality will improve.
    TY as always
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