[MPlayer-users] can't play DV files

Sylvain BERTRAND sylvain at 2001-space-odyssey.net
Thu Apr 28 07:51:33 CEST 2005

Kichigai Mentat wrote:

> On Apr 27, 2005, at 02.48, Sylvain BERTRAND wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Either with debian package (deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/
>> testing main) or with latest 1.0pre7 compiled from source (with DV  
>> support
>> of course), I'm unable to play DV files...
>> Below is the output from MPlayer, with "Process stopped" at the end.
>> Does that happen to you guys too?
>> Sylvain
>> # mplayer -vo null -ao null foo.avi
>> MPlayer 1.0pre7-3.3.5 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
>> [...]
>> Opening video decoder: [dshow] DirectShow video codecs
>> Processus arrêté
>> #
> Looks to me like you don't have the right codecs. I used to mess 
> around  with DV files. You're going to want to install libdv, then 
> make sure  mplayer detects it. That should do the trick. But I warn 
> you: MPlayer  doesn't make a good DV player. Like many players, it 
> gets overloaded  very quickly.

The things is I *did* compile MPlayer with DV supports (libdv4 and 
If not MPlayer, what would you recommend to convert DV files to Xvid/Ogg?



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