[MPlayer-users] Cinepak codec with 16-bit display

Glyn glyn.kennington at hertford.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 30 17:42:02 CET 2002

I'm having trouble with .avi files using the Cinepak [cvid] codec.

$mplayer /cdrom/assets/video/video1.avi

  MPlayer 0.60-2.95.4 (C) 2000-2002 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS!)
  CPU vendor name: GenuineIntel  max cpuid level: 1
  CPU: Intel Pentium P54C (Type: 5, Stepping: 12)
  CPUflags: Type: 5 MMX: 0 MMX2: 0 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
  Compiled for x86 CPU with features:
  Reading /home/glyn/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 26 audio & 70 video codecs
  Font /home/glyn/.mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
  Using Linux's hardware RTC timing (1024Hz)
  Playing /cdrom/assets/video/video1.avi
  Not an URL!
  Detected AVI file format!
  MainAVIHeader.dwFlags: (272) HAS_INDEX IS_INTERLEAVED
  VIDEO:  [cvid]  320x240  24bpp  15.00 fps  2153.0 kbps (262.8 kbyte/s)
  [V] filefmt:3  fourcc:0x64697663  size:320x240  fps:15.00  ftime:=0.0667
  Detected audio codec: [pcm] drv:2 (Uncompressed PCM)
  AUDIO: srate=22050  chans=1  bps=1  sfmt=0x8  ratio: 22050->22050
  Detected video codec: [cvid] drv:13 prio:0 (Cinepak Video (native codec))
  vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 16 and 16 bits/pixel (":0.0" => local display)
  Sorry, selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
  *** free_stream() called ***

  Exiting... (End of file)

And the same when I use svga.  I think it's because my display is
only capable of 16-bit, though I'm not sure.

The things is, it worked under version 5, and still works for all the
other codecs I've used (various mpeg and divx).  I've tried using
version 5's codecs.conf, as well as manually tweaking some of its
values, but I can't find any more information on exactly how
codecs.conf works.

Has anyone else with a 16-bit display had this problem?

Other than this, MPlayer is behaving pretty damn brilliant, given that
my system's only 133MHz.  Keep up the good work!


glyn.kennington at hertford.ox.ac.uk

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