[MPlayer-users] Video clip (.avi) from camera works with windows media player but fails with mplayer

Jaime re2824 at safe-mail.net
Thu Feb 10 17:55:13 CET 2005

Hi all.

I have a new camera (Concorde Eye-q 1300 Dual) which takes video clips
and produces avi files. I can view them under Windows Media Player, but
mplayer produces the following error:

MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.3.5 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville (Family: 6,
Stepping: 6)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for Debian.

77 audio & 188 video codecs
Failed to open /dev/rtc: Permission denied (it should be readable by the
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : Permission denied
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing broken.avi.
AVI file format detected.
AVI_NI: No audio stream found -> no sound.
AVI: No audio stream found -> no sound.
VIDEO:  [MJPG]  320x240  24bpp  15.222 fps  1255.3 kbps (153.2 kbyte/s)
vo: X11 running at 1400x1050 with depth 16 and 16 bpp (":0.0" => local
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
[mjpeg @ 0x40287008]mjpeg: using external huffman table
Selected video codec: [ffmjpeg] vfm:ffmpeg (FFmpeg MJPEG decoder)
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 320 x 240 (preferred csp: Unknown)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
mp_image: Unknown out_fmt: 0x0

FATAL: Could not initialize video filters (-vf) or video output (-vo).
Exiting... (End of file)

I'm running mplayer on Debian Unstable (sarge), and "file broken.avi"
broken.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI, 320 x 240,, audio: (mono,
8000 Hz)

You can download the avi file from:

Any pointers/help would be appreciated.


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