[MPlayer-users] wrong codec detection

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Wed Feb 5 19:25:15 CET 2003


> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:25:07PM +0100, Dominik Mierzejewski wrote:
> > On Wednesday, 05 February 2003, Reik Keutterling wrote:
> > > QuickTime/MOV file format detected.
> > > --------------
> > > MOV: WARNING: Variable FOURCC detected!?
> >   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > 
> > MPlayer doesn't support this kind of files.
> What are they, technically?  The codec changes on the fly?

yes. some frames uses some codecs other frames another.
in this sample the first (few) frame is mjpeg the ret is sorenson3
i've seen one video which is basicaly sorenson1 but black frames uses RLE
codec... the idiotic qt/mov format allows such jokes (another 'nice' feature
is allowing edit/cut lists to point to non-keyframes)

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