[Mplayer-users] Couldn't open required DirectShow codec

Christoph Lampert lampert at math.chalmers.se
Thu Aug 23 20:56:51 CEST 2001

>Sorry guys,
>My mistake, I should have mentioned that I RTFO and tried both.
>ICOpen failed! unknown codec / wrong parameters?
>FATAL: Couldn't initialize video codec :(
>Help and/or pointers are still appreciated ;-)

Does it happen with all files or just with some (one?). 
Do these files have an AVI-index? I had similar problems when 
a file had no (or a wrong) index, and Mplayer did something 
stupid when trying to generate one. I guess it messed with pointers 
(believing some AVI entries) and killed it's own DLL-loading code. 


"Mplayer is great!"  -- chl

Dipl. math. Christoph Lampert (complex analysis, integral formulae)
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