Playing .ASX files via/within Firefox ?
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
Wed Dec 7 04:19:18 UTC 2011
In message <20111207014948.9fb0cb4b.freebsd at edvax.de>,
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
>On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:02:24 -0800, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
>> I've been trying to look at California Dept. of Transportation webcams
>> using Firefox on FreeBSD and so far it simply ain't workin'. Somebody
>> please tell me what I'm doing wrong.
>> Yes, I already installed the mozilla-mplayer port.
>> Here's where you can get at the webcams:
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>Maybe not what you're searching for, but works:
>First I arbitrarily choose a cam from the map. A
>window opens with a "go to live camera" link.
>Right click, copy link address.
>I tried to directly play it with mplayer which
>should have worked:
> % mplayer "http://video.dot.ca.gov/asx/d3-whitmore-grade-80.asx"
>Did not work. So I checked the actual ASX file
> % wget "http://video.dot.ca.gov/asx/d3-whitmore-grade-80.asx"
>The file contained some XML:
><asx version = "3.0">
> <TITLE>80 at Whitmore Grade</TITLE>
> <ref href = "http://svdtsmsmedia.dot.ca.gov/d3-whitmore-grade-80"/>
> <ref href = "http://svdtsmsmedia1.dot.ca.gov/d3-whitmore-grade-80"/>
> <ref href = "http://svdtsmsmedia2.dot.ca.gov/d3-whitmore-grade-80"/>
> <ref href = "http://sv04msmedia.dot.ca.gov/d3-whitmore-grade-80"/>
> <ref href = "http://sv07msmedia.dot.ca.gov/d3-whitmore-grade-80"/>
>I then choose the first reference to test with mplayer:
> % mplayer "http://svdtsmsmedia.dot.ca.gov/d3-whitmore-grade-80"
>After the cache has been filled, IT WORKED!
Yes! That worked forme too!
>It can even run in fullscreen (or you can do all the tricks
>mplayer and mencoder is capable of).
>I'm not sure how to integrate that with Firefox (as
>I am an Opera person), sorry.
well, if you have an idea of how to make it integrate properly with Opera,
then tell me how to do that and maybe from that I can figure out how to make
it work from within Firefox too.
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