[MPlayer-users] mencoder generating broken avi files again??

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu May 1 19:51:28 CEST 2003

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 07:33:27PM +0200, Sascha Sommer wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> > Yesterday I just ran across a file which I created using mencoder, and
> > which windoze media player (whatever version comes with winxp) refuses
> > to play. I'm uploading it as lain03-unplayable-by-wmp.avi. Apparently
> > wmp only detects the presence of audio, and can't find any video, but
> > then it doesn't play either, so something is probably screwed up again
> > in the header or the index. The really odd thing is that I have
> > several files all created around a month or two ago, and only one of
> > them exhibits the problem; the others are all fine. However, I just
> > made the sample I'm uploading right now in order to reproduce the bug
> > at lower bitrate, and I've confirmed that it exhibits the bug too.
> > Would one of the more windoze-inclined people take a look at this and
> > see what's up? The muxer code (which I'd suspect) hasn't changed in a
> > long time, so maybe it's mencoder.c or ve_lavc that got broken....?
> >
> Hm,
> plays fine with windoze media player 7 on Win98 and mingw mplayer,
> but http://www.virtualdub.com/oldnews may explain why it is failing on winxp

Ack! :( Would it be too bad to make mencoder insert enough junk to
fill the first 16k?


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