[MPlayer-users] Joining avi and mpg files

Gábor Lénárt lgb at lgb.hu
Sat Oct 20 14:47:04 CEST 2001

On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 02:27:36PM +0200, Arpi wrote:
> > I did.
> > Well, it a nice and very simple tool.
> > The only problem is that it's based on avilib which I'd call avicrap.
> hehe :)

Agreed :)

> > That is, it takes perfect AVIs and transforms them into a crap that even
> > mplayer cannot play! (as for windows tools - forget it).
> > It rounds audio rate in bizarre way. It sets flags in the header to
> > arbitrary - and compiled in - values. After few hours hacking (thanks to
> i've never understood why all linux conversion tools use avifile.

Probably because it's a library you can link your program against easily.
Not anyone want to create a while AVI header (etc) parsing tool :)
Or better: let's release libmplayer :)

- Gabor

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