[MPlayer-users] Using mencoder to create Windows- and MacOS-friendly movies
gabor at realtime.sk
Thu Dec 12 12:16:02 CET 2002
On Thu, 2002-12-12 at 08:04, January Weiner 3 wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> recently, I have tried to share some of my .avi movies from my
> digicam, which were created in Linux with gphoto2. It turned out that they
> are neither playable in Windows (Windows Media Player), nor in MacOS
> (Quicktime Player). The movie appears to be played, but all you can see is
> a blank square.
> It crossed my mind that this would be a perfect way of forcing
> millions of users into using mplayer, thus ensuring World Domination and
> the monopoly of mplayer; however, it turned out that I have slightly
> overestimated my audience. Both people who would like to watch my avis are
> not capable of going beyond a standard Windows or MacOS installation. :-)
> Therefore I wondered whether it is possible to encode them with
> mencoder or mplayer into a more easy-to-use form. One way I have tried was
> to turn them into an mpeg using mplayer -vo yuv4mpeg and mpeg2enc, which
> basically worked except that my orignal avi had ~10 fps and mpeg2enc does
> not allow arbitrary fps values, so my film got a little faster.
> Here are my questions:
> First, I don't know much about how all those formats work, (say,
> what are the differences between the codecs and encodings, which of
> them are standard, and which are recommended), and would be happy
> to get some literature references on the subject.
> Second, maybe you have some experience with that and could
> recommend tools or ways to achieve my task?
first thing would be to find out why those avis aren't playable on
windows... could you upload a sample avi file to somewhere? ( not to
ftp.mplayerhq.hu, because i can't get files from their upload directory
> Best regards,
> Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
> RTFM!!! http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu/DOCS
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