[MEncoder-users] avi cut with mencoder not playable by mplayer

Christian Obst christian_obst at gmx.de
Wed Aug 30 16:34:24 CEST 2006

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 07:54:40 -0700
RC <rcooley at spamcop.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 16:07:55 +0200
> Christian Obst <christian_obst at gmx.de> wrote:
> > I don't know what I am doing wrong with this problem. Any help would
> > be really appreciated!
> Standard stuff.  How big are these output files?  Can you play them
> with anything else?  Try latest SVN.  Perhaps try -nosound and/or -vfm
> ffmpeg.

The output file movie-cut.avi is 1.5 GB. Xine plays them, but only
sound, no video. -nosound doesn't help, -vfm ffmpeg does. So at least I
can play them now.

I have made a sample that shows the same problem, but is only 11 MB.
Unfortunately, I have no place to upload. But I can mail them on
request, of course.

I just don't understand why mplayer doesn't play anything that has
only been generated and processed with mencoder, with no special


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