[Mplayer-users] Should 'mplayer' be able to play this file?

Michael Hunold M.Hunold at t-online.de
Fri Aug 24 11:21:08 CEST 2001

Hello *,

although I get pretty annoyed by question like
"I have a really broken movie / a movie without
header / a movie with missing chunks / etc, why
doesn't 'mplayer' play it correctly?" I fear I have to
ask a sort of similar question:

I have downloaded a Divx movie that does not get
played correctly with any player I tried
(including Windoze "Mediaplayer")

The main problem is that audio and video go out of
sync very quickly. If you skip to any position, the
a/v sync is ok, but then for every 15 seconds of playing
the a/v de-sync increases for about 1 second, although the
status line is always like:

> A: 883.8 V: 883.8 A-V:  0.004 ct:  0.174  21249/21249  15%  3%  1.1% 0 0

When I start up mplayer, I get the following messages:

MPlayer 0.17cvs-010822-18:11(C) 2000-2001 Arpad Gereoffy (see

Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 15 audio & 28 video codecs
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Detected AVI file format!
VIDEO:  [DIV3]  640x360  24bpp  24.04 fps  947.4 kbps (115.7 kbyte/s)
[V] filefmt:3  fourcc:0x33564944  size:640x360  fps:24.04  ftime:=0.0416
Detected audio codec: [mp3] drv:1 (MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
mp3lib: Processor ID: 642
mp3lib: Using AMD 3dnow-dsp(k7)! optimized decore.
AUDIO: srate=44100  chans=2  bps=2  sfmt=0x10  ratio: 16000->176400
Detected video codec: [divxds] drv:4 (DivX ;-) (MS MPEG-4 v3))
Loading DLL: /usr/lib/win32/divx_c32.ax  OK
Using DirectShow codec: divx_c32.ax
Decoder is capable of YUV output ( flags 0x1 )
VO: [xv] 640x360 => 640x360 Packed YUY2 
vo: X11 running at 1152x864 depth: 16 ("michael:0.0" => remote display)
Xvideo image format: 0x32595559 (YUY2) packed
Xvideo image format: 0x32315659 (YV12) planar
Xvideo image format: 0x30323449 (I420) planar
Xvideo image format: 0x59565955 (UYVY) packed
using Xvideo port 58 for hw scaling
[xv] dcx: 4 dcy: 24 dx: 0 dy: 0 dw: 640 dh: 360
AO: [oss] 44100Hz Stereo Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
audio_setup: sample format: Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (requested:
Signed 16-
bit (Little-Endian))
audio_setup: using 44100 Hz samplerate (requested: 44100)
audio_setup: frags:  32/32  (4096 bytes/frag)  free: 131072
Start playing...
[xv] dcx: 4 dcy: 24 dx: 0 dy: 0 dw: 640 dh: 360
A: 883.8 V: 883.8 A-V:  0.004 ct:  0.174  21249/21249  15%  3%  1.1% 0 0
Exiting... (Quit)

Has it something do to with this line?

> MainAVIHeader.dwFlags: (272) HAS_INDEX IS_INTERLEAVED

The question is: is this movie simply broken and should I simply
delete it or is this considered a bug in mplayer and should
I upload a sample of it to the ftp server with a detailed bug report?


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