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Re: Real Audio on F12



On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 14:21 +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Monday 14 December 2009 13:47:26 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > OT: in the interests of having a more user-friendly experience, such as
> > fast-forward etc., I also tried with gmplayer (also with -playlist). It
> > started playing OK but on hitting the fast-forward control the UI just
> > froze and had to be "kill -9"'ed. gmplayer seems to be someone's idea of
> > a joke, which is a pity as mplayer is otherwise very capable.
> 
> When I first tried using a mplayer GUI (don't remember which one) several 
> years ago, it was so buggy that I decided to give up on it and learn to use 
> mplayer from the terminal. Never looked back. Maybe today GUI's are better, 
> but I still only hear about problems with them.
> 
> Incidentally, I tried to play the link you posted, and it does play (with the 
> -playlist option). The fast-forwarding *should* work in the console as well 
> (using the cursor keys), but in this case it doesn't. I also had to killall 
> mplayer (twice, though it worked without the -9). This may be a bug, but I bet 
> that the codec for .ram just doesn't support seeking or is broken or 
> something. If you have the whole file on the disk, and if seeking works when 
> playing the file, then I guess increasing the cache buffer might help with 
> seeking in streams, but I'm not sure.
> 
> Best, :-)
> Marko
> 
> P.S. Goedel's incompleteness theorem is indeed an interesting topic, I'll 
> probably listen it all later this afternoon. :-)

Agreed. The In Our Time series on BBC radio is one of the best things
out there. They are also available as podcasts, including on iTunes.

poc


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