Flip4Mac WMA A/V stream out of sync

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by zonesey, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. zonesey macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2009
    With Flip4Mac you can make a WMA stream open in a seperate Quicktime window whenever you go to a website where there's some WMA content. I'm doing this with the Eurosport player (uses WMV3 video codec and wma2 for sound).

    It works nice, but right from the beginning of the stream the audio/video starts going out of sync. Damn irritating to first hear the tennis racket hit the ball and then a bit later see Nadal start serving...

    To overcome this, I have manually sought for the mms-address in the website's (player.eurosport.com) source code and then pasted it into VLC. And VLC plays it nice and smooth - and in perfect sync.

    Not expecting too much help from anyone, 'cause it's Flip4Mac's fault really. Once again VLC has shown it's capabilities compared to any other application... I guess.

    What I want is that the stream could be opened in VLC directly. How could I do this? It's easy to set Quicktime to open WMA streams: This can be done in the Flip4Mac pref pane (Launch Quicktime player under Browser tab). There's no way to do this so that the browser (Safari or Firefox) would launch VLC instead...??
  2. neer macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2009
    New plugin?

    I have struggled with this issue for over a year now, without finding a solution... :( There is no easy way of telling firefox/safari to use VLC for these streams.

    I guess the only option really is to write an internet plugin for mac os x that is capable of this (to replace Flip4Mac). Not so easy to do though...(for me anyway)

    Anyone have another idea?

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