[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Realplayer codec support
sam at liddicott.com
Tue Jun 11 14:58:39 CEST 2002
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From: "Arpi" <arpi at thot.banki.hu>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 1:44 PM
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> > But I regularly watch using windows media player stuff encoded by
> > or would this be a different sorensen codec?
> i've never heard about any relation between windows media and sorenson.
> are at the opposite side of the business, i doubt they will ever meat,
> unless m$ buy apple or vice versa
> if you have such sample, run mplayer -v on it, and show us the output
> (-v prints the headers containing codec info)
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The use of sorensen there is another clue I hadn't noticed.
[BTW mplay 0.9 pre4 won't play THAT asx I had to play the asf but it somehow
turned back to http and worked anyway...]
Along with mentioning of sorensen on the website around broadcast time, and
this link here:
In the company history PDF it says - perhaps the:
"August of 2000, Sorenson Media was selected
to host and stream live and on-demand
video content for the Worldwide Semiannual
General Conference of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. The most recent
conference required a flexible solution that
could reach a worldwide audience in over 40
languages. Success was realized with over
38,000 concurrent live viewers, followed by
millions of views of the archived conference
content-all via the Web. This global organiza-tion
has extended its reach to its membership
by eliminating the barriers of distance, time
and high costs."
I did realise perhaps they used the sorenson mpeg4 codec which claims to be
decompressable by any iso mpeg 4 decoder??
Checks again - it turns out the October 2000 broadcast also supported Real
Well - if it helps:
some high bitrate real downloads perhaps worth testing against.
So it seems like:
1) They USED to support Real
2) They possibly now use the sorensen mpeg4 encoder which decodes anywhere
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