[MPlayer-users] mencoder and 4GB+ files

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu Mar 20 21:43:43 CET 2003

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 11:14:27PM +0000, Stephen Mollett wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Tuesday 18 Mar 2003 20:13, Richard Dymond wrote:
> > Can mencoder cope with files over 4GB?
> It can encode from them; it can't index them. I regularly reencode 90-minute 
> MJPEG AVIs captured using mjpegtools' lavrec into MPEG-4 using mencoder. 
> After they've been encoded - to files of less than 4GB of course - they're 
> fine.
> > The resulting file was about 20GB, and played OK except for seeking
> If you want seeking, the only real option at the moment is to reencode.
> (Does anyone know if re-encapsulating the A-V stream in an OGM container might 
> work? I don't have a huge AVI to hand at the moment to try it.)

LMAO!!! Seeking doesn't even work right in a 1meg ogg/ogm file because
ogg sucks, so I seriously doubt it's a viable option for a 20gig file.


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