[MPlayer-users] encoding for quicktime

rcooley rcooley at spamcop.net
Fri Sep 24 21:41:42 CEST 2004

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 12:11:24 -0700
"Mark Lanett" <mlanett at wideray.com> wrote:

> I find that mpeg1video and mpeg2video crash, 

Last I checked, you have to pay extra to get the MPEG-2 codec for
Quicktime, so it's no wonder that doesn't work.

> mpeg4 and msmpeg4 can't be opened by QuickTime (it can't download a
> codec for them), 

That's quite strange.  Are you using an older version of QT?  MPEG4 is
the primary video codec QT uses now.

> and wmv2 produces buggy output.

I find it odd that it would support that at all.

Perhaps it's just a case of QT not supporting these formats in an AVI
container?  First thing I would try is encoding with "-nosound" to make
sure that isn't part of the problem.  Then test all the various
video codecs once again, and see if you have better luck.

Surely, if you use "-of mpeg" with mpeg1video, and mp2 audio, any video
player on the planet should be able to play it.

If that doesn't work, the best advice I can offer is to look at MPEG4IP,
which will take the MPEG-4 video (produced by mencoder) and mux it
into a MOV container (ie. same as the .MP4 files QT produces).  There is
plenty of info on this both on mpeg4ip.sf.net, as well as in the
mplayer-users mailing-list archive.

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