[MPlayer-users] Using mencoder to create Windows- and MacOS-friendly movies
January Weiner 3
jweiner1 at ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Dec 12 13:26:02 CET 2002
> >the vcodecs available for lavc on my system (mpeg4, mpeg1video etc.), and
> >none of them seems to work, at least on default installations, and this is
> >basically what's important for me. Quicktime claims it lacks software to
> >decode this files, and WMP says that it could not find an apropriate
> >program for decompression.
> The default installation doesn't play DivX.
Exactly. But I do not wish to have DivX files. Look, I need those files
for my parents & my grandma, as a kind of an electronic postcard -- I'm
living pretty far away from home. Don't expect them to be able to do
anything more then clicking on a link and seeing what happens.
> The only format usable with
> the default installation is WMV. What else do you expect from M$?
Well, what about fun.from.hell.pl/2002-04-30/parking-BMW-in-China.mpeg?
This is not WMV, and it worked on our NT workstations -- and I am quite
sure nobody had installed anything extra on those machines (because getting
one's head ripped off can be quite annoying). Mplayer says, it's mpegpes
/MPEG1. OK, so I would just like to produce a similar file. A file which
can be played on a standard el Cheapo public terminal without the need to
download and install anything.
> Here is virtually everything what a windows user can need to play videos
> - a bunch of codecs in one installer. Of course migrating to mplayer is
> more recommended :)
> newest version ftpm http://divx.com is also recommended.
Well, yes, OK, I agree that mplayer is a fine tool (I'm a die hard CLI
fan, and I cannot see an alternative to Linux), but what about my grandma?
I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed. [Marvin]
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