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FS#32171 - [mplayer2] Add quvi support

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Damien Gombault (Desintegr) - Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 07:28 GMT
Last edited by Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion) - Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 16:25 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Latest "stable" mplayer2 snapshot (2012-08-27) adds libquvi support.

The commit (2012-08-27) :

quvi: Add support for streaming sites using libquvi

This enables playing URLs from libquvi supported streaming sites directly, e.g. "mplayer";

Anything opened with mplayer is checked with libquvi. If it looks like a URL of a supported streaming site, libquvi is used to extract the media URL, which is then passed to the lower level mplayer code instead of the HTML URL. Hopefully the libquvi URL checker works well enough that it doesn't cause any problems with normal URLs, files, or whatever else mplayer's stream layer accepts.

Add the --quvi-format option. The option value is directly passed to libquvi as requested format. The only values that seem to work for any streaming site seem to be "best" (best quality) and "default" (lowest quality). The mplayer option defaults to "best" (overriding libquvi's default).

Outstanding issues: - Does libquvi checking every opened file really not cause problems? Should there be a runtime option to disable libquvi use? (Probably not an issue.) - Should we check/set the supported protocol? By default libquvi has support for all protocols enabled. In the worst case, it might return an URL using a protocol not supported by mplayer, even though it could extract URLs with other protocols too. (Probably not an issue.) - Somehow export metadata (like media title) to the mplayer frontend?

It should be greate to add quvi support to mplayer2 package in Arch.

Thank you.
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Closed by  Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 16:25 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  mplayer2 20121103-1