[MPlayer-users] can't play DV files
kichigai at comcast.net
Fri Apr 29 04:26:47 CEST 2005
On Apr 28, 2005, at 00.51, Sylvain BERTRAND wrote:
> 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
>>> 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?
>>> # 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
Depends on what you want to do. If you're just *viewing* video, it
might be a good idea. DV files are pretty huge, and XviD/Ogg gets
pretty decent compression to quality. But, if you want to edit it, bad
idea. XviD will waste needless processing cycles plus you'll lose
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