[MEncoder-users] mencoder/mplayer, -ss and DVDs

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Apr 6 23:04:57 CEST 2005

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 02:27:08PM -0500, Jason Bodnar wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 23:36:39 +0200, Nico Sabbi wrote
> > sooner or later  we'll have to  make it clear in a FAQ: at the 
> > moment seeking in mpeg streams is not  reliable, so you had better 
> > use -sb with a search&refine series of attempts.
> This does not work. If I try:
> mplayer dvd://1 -chapter 8-8 -sb N
> where N = 5, 50, 500, 5000, 50000 or 500000 it still starts at the beginning
> of the chapter. If I try -sb without specifiying a chapter it starts at the
> beginning of the disc.

You can't use -chapter together with -sb afaik. You have to pick the
position within the entire title.
Anyway these numbers are way too small. 500000 bytes is something like
half a second into the movie. Try a few orders of magnitude larer.. :)


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