[MPlayer-users] AMD64 Question...

Rainer Hantsch office at hantsch.co.at
Wed Aug 3 08:17:17 CEST 2005

Hi, folks!

In the past I always experienced biggest problems with XINE on AMD64 systems
(matching/required codec not found), while mplayer could play this movie files
(i.e. a self-recorded DivX4 file). Someone told me that XINE-64 is not able to
use 32-Bit codecs and therefore this problem appears.
Because 64-bit systems will be the standard in very short time, I am gathering
information about differences and problems.

Actually I am more and more satisfied with mplayer, so I think about using
this one instead of XINE in the future, at least as long as XINE does not
fully work on 64 Bit systems.

.) When I download the actual rpm-versions of mplayer/mencoder/all-codecs,
   will this be a full replacement of XINE? I am missing somehow the buttons
   for choosing between several sources (VCD, DVD, NAV, TVB, ...) in the
   GUI, but exist in the xine-GUI. Does mplayer/gmplayer have something
   similar - possibly somewhere hidden? (Because I have only a mouse and
   no kbd, I hope that mplayer can be fully operated with a mouse only...)

.) Because I also "repair" movies (by re-ripping them to correct their often
   very low audio-level, smoothen the image,..., get a unique DivX4 file),
   I use nearely always mencoder. Works really excellent and fast.
   . Is there some difference between 32/64 Bit versions (if there already
     exists a 64Bit version)?
   . Is there a DivX4 (no DivX5/6 !) codec available? I experienced that
     my DVD-player sometimes has biggest problems with DivX5.x files made
     by some "specialists", while DivX4 plays fine.

If someone will be so kind to explain me the above, I will highly appreciate
this to him. Thanks in advance.


  Ing. Rainer Hantsch

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