[MPlayer-users] Strange behaviour when seeking in mpeg2 files

Markus A. Greiner mailings at greiners.net
Sun Jan 20 22:19:02 CET 2002


I was playing around with mplayer's -ss switch and was wondering about
how this switch and the keys are seeking in an mpeg2 video file.

Starting mplayer with the command "mplayer movie.mpeg -ss 00:02:00 
won't jump to this time it jumps to "00:21:10" and "00:05:00" to
"00:45:47". The left- and right-arrow keys doesn't seek +-10 seconds,
they seek about +-00:01:40.  

Using an MPEG1 or DIVX encoded video doesn't show this big timeshifts.
Seeking in AVI Files jumps to the declared time. In MPEG1 there is a
difference about 15-30 seconds.

I'm currently using:
MPlayer CVS-020120-12:19-2.95.2 (C) 2000-2002 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS!)

I've checked this with two different MPEG2 Files. I don't know if this 
issue depends on the fileformat or on mplayer. Does anybody noticed the
same or does it depend on my files. I created this files from my DVDs
using transcode v0.6.0pre2-20020115. Maybe it's an encoder issue ???


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