[MPlayer-users] Re: Problem with playing mpeg2 files smoothly
jonner at teegra.net
Tue Aug 26 07:51:03 CEST 2003
> Mind if I ask what you are using to record an Ogm like a VCD? Seems
> like a good idea, instead of wasting all that space on pesky error
I don't mind at all, but you'll find what you need by searching the list
archives as well. Several others and I have discussed it quite a bit.
Keep in mind that this is not a standard or necessarily reliable way to
do things. I've had to tweak mplayer's -cache value to play the movies.
The default value of 8192 causes mplayer to give up too soon and exit,
while -nocache is very jerky. I found that about 3000-4000 is good on my
The main thing that I'm still uncertain about is whether leaving out the
ECC decreases the overall reliability of the movie. That is, is a movie
burned this way more likely to become completely unplayable sooner than
one with an ordinary Mode 1 ISO9660 filesystem?
I'm hoping that though the chance of small errors increases, the overall
reliability of the movie may be better, since the player can notice and
tolerate some corruption, which will manifest itself as visible decoding
errors, rather than causing the player to exit. Indeed, I've seen this
very thing happen when I tried to overburn too much. The last minute or
so of the movie had many errors, which corrupted the video, but it kept
playing. I think it would have simply frozen with that many errors on an
ISO filesystem, since the filesystem driver tries to deliver perfection.
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