[MPlayer-users] encoding mpegs for windows users

Ross Fawcett claymen at walan.org
Mon Aug 4 08:48:51 CEST 2003

Tell them to install the ffdshow codec, it plays all mpeg4/divx/xvid etc 
content and its VERY fast. eg its the dshow filter made from ffmpeg's 

www.doom9.org in the downloads section has a link
installing that should fix any problems, and give them the benefit of much 
faster playback.

 - Ross

On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 2:35 pm, Chris Phillips wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Hi,
> I occasionally send friends etc some small videos made
> on my digital camera. The camera used some form of
> mpeg (mpeg2, mpeg1?) which makes huge files, so I used
> mencoder to reduce the bit rate to about 250 kbps
> using the lacv mpeg4 coded.
> However a lot of times windows users claim windows
> media player won't play the .avi files produced (I
> have no problems with playing them under XP, or with
> mplayer naturally). Using the msmpeg4 option helps
> sometimes but not always.
> Can anyone suggest:
>   - A better way of using mencoder to make a more
>     windows friendly format
>   - Better video player for windows which I can
>     suggest they install.
> Thanks
> Chris
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