[MPlayer-users] External video player YAMADA 6600 - awful corrupted sound

Alain Barthélemy cassandre at bartydeux.be
Sat Apr 10 21:11:37 CEST 2004

Le samedi 10 avril 2004, 13:07:31 ou environ Matthew W. Miller <mwmiller at columbus.rr.com> a écrit:
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 09:47:33AM +0200, Alain Barth?lemy wrote:
> >Here is the instruction I use to rip dvd/encode avi files:
> >mencoder dvd://N -ovc lavc -lavcopts \
> >vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=2:vbitrate=xxxx:acodec=mp3|ac3 -vop \
> >eq=10:5,crop=xxx:xxx:xx:xx,scale -zoom -xy 640 -oac mp3lame -lameopts \
> >abr:br=128:mode=0:vol=7 -alang fr -o movie.avi
>  ^^^
> >... With the YAMADA DVX-6000 player ... the sound ... does not play
> >correctly.
> Yes, AVI with variable (or average; same thing on the fundamental level,
> really) -bitrate MPEG audio is rather a black art.
> Since you're specifying a bitrate of 128kbit/s anyway, try encoding with
> 'cbr' instead of 'abr'.
> -- 
> Matthew W. Miller <mwmiller at columbus.rr.com>      MPlayer does not suck.

Hello Matthew,

Thanks for answer. I guessed that 'abr' was maybe the cause and I made a quick
test with 'cbr' and it worked. You confirmed. I had vbitrate=1600 and the
quality of image was almost as good as the original DVD movie except some
distortion in the sequence of image (very little) and a smaller image
(640x480!). Other problem and it has nothing to do with mplayer, when using
YAMADA as reader, it is like going to the movie theater. Impossible to fwd or
bwd. I don't really recommend YAMADA DVX-6000 for that reason.

Question: bitrate MPEG audio is black art. If a voodoo sorcerer can tell me
what is the (dis)advantage of using 'abr' or 'cbr' (quality of sound?).

Other question: if you know of anybody making a external DVD/DiVX-reader able
to accept (firmware or other) the mplayer soft at a more reasonable price than
KISS, I am interested.

Alain Barthélemy
cassandre at bartydeux.be
Linux User #315631

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