[MPlayer-users] QT/MOV support

Artur Zaprzala artur.zaprzala at talex.com.pl
Thu Oct 11 13:44:20 CEST 2001

> content. The main problem of it: the codecs. Most of them are MAC-only.
> Currently only cvid and vp31 video and raw audio is tested and working.

DV works too. Cool!

Below is a patch for codecs.conf which corrects "Sony Digital Video" codec entry and adds
"MainConcept DV Codec" -- a little faster (uploaded to incoming/dv"). Both work with AVI
and MOV DV.

Some remarks to MOV support:

- Is there an aspect ratio info in MOV files? If not, maybe set default to 4:3 for all DV.
Excerpt from Adobe Premiere FAQ:
"DV clips have image dimensions of 720 x 480 pixels for NTSC and 720 x 576 for PAL. In
addition, these dimensions can come as either a 4:3 or a 16:9 aspect ratio, depending on
the camera settings at the time the footage was taken."

- It seems that mplayer scans the whole MOV before it starts playing. DV files size is
usually in the order of GigaBytes, so it takes long to start playing.

Another excerpt from AP FAQ:
"Does Adobe Premiere 5.1 support .dv file format? Yes. By supporting QuickTime 4.0's
architecture, Adobe Premiere 5.1 now has direct support for .dv files. Using QuickTime,
Premiere can playback DV files even when a DV codec is not present in the machine."

Maybe this "QuickTime 4.0's architecture" would be useful for MPlayer and sorenson codec.

Artur Zaprzała
-------------- next part --------------
--- codecs.conf-orig	Mon Oct  8 17:40:57 2001
+++ codecs.conf	Thu Oct 11 11:33:33 2001
@@ -341,10 +341,20 @@
   out YUY2
   out BGR32,BGR24,BGR16,BGR15
+videocodec DVvfw
+  info "MainConcept DV Codec"
+  status working
+  fourcc DVSD,dvsd,dvcp dvsd		# dvcp stands for PAL DV in mov
+  driver vfw
+  dll "mcdvd_32.dll"
+  out YUY2
+  out UYVY
+  out BGR32,BGR24,BGR15
 videocodec dv
   info "Sony Digital Video (DV)"
   status working
-  fourcc DVSD dvsd
+  fourcc DVSD,dvsd,dvcp dvsd
   driver dshow
   dll "qdv.dll"
   guid 0xB1B77C00, 0xC3E4, 0x11CF, 0xAF, 0x79, 0x00, 0xAA, 0x00, 0xB6, 0x7A, 0x42

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