[MPlayer-users] Mplayer exits prematurely when playing this audio file from avoicemail sytem NOVIRUS

Gary Mansell Gary.Mansell at ricardo.com
Mon Aug 22 12:56:27 CEST 2005

Thanks for a response - I was beginning to think that everyone was
ignoring me :)

If I try it with -ao pcm, it does not play

FWIW, I have just downloaded avifile from sourceforge and compiled it
and it plays the files OK.

Avifile seems to use the same codecs as mplayer so the problem should be

I am afraid that I am not a programmer so the rest goes over my head.

I can certainly perform whatever testing is needed.



On Mon, 2005-08-22 at 11:47 +0200, Reimar Döffinger wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 08:57:15AM +0100, Gary Mansell wrote:
> > I am obviously missing the point of this list!! Over the last year I
> > have tried to report this bug several times to this list but no-one
> > seems at all interested. I have had no responses at all.
> Because there is no fix for it and there is already at least one
> bugzilla entry about it.
> > I am trying to use mplayer to play these files. The trouble is that most
> > of the time (possibly always) mplayer exits prematurely before all the
> > message has been heard. I have tried playing the same file on a Windows
> > machine and it plays the message to the end correctly.
> It is some weird behaviour of the acelp.net decoder. Write/have someone
> write an open-sour decoder for it and the problems are almost certainly
> gone.
> Otherwise investigate what the problem with the dshow decoder is
> (libmpcodecs/ad_dshow.c).
> I think you need to call a special function or use special parameters
> for the DS_AudioDecoder_Convert call after reaching EOF.
> Also trying some of the other players (xine, vlc) and telling us the
> results would be helpful, as well as saying how it works with -ao pcm.
> Greetings,
> Reimar Döffinger


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