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

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Fri Feb 11 13:17:24 CET 2005

On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 11:44:42AM +0000, Jaime wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 11:32 +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> > It should not happen with vanilla pre6 and _internal_ libavcodec - but
> > maybe you are using dynamic linked libavcodec (ldd <path to mplayer>/mplayer will tell)?
> > Or they "customized" the packages a bit too much.
> "ldd /usr/bin/mplayer | grep libavcodec" gives:
> libavcodec-cvs.so => /usr/lib/libavcodec-cvs.so (0x4003c000)
> This shared library comes from the libavcodeccvs package at:
> ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/
> (and its version field says: Version: 2:20050208-0.0)

Jep, that's the problem. It is too new, MPlayer pre6 cannot work with
it correctly at least in this case.
MPlayer was never supposed to be used with dynamic libavcodec (also due
to speed reasons).

> I'm happy to wait until the next release of the shared library is
> available from Mr Marillat. Reimar: once again, thank you.

In case you want to contact him and he doesn't intend to do a CVS
package, at least this patch is needed:
I and most other developers would be much happier though if he'd link
libavcodec statically into MPlayer - also for speed reasons.

Reimar Döffinger

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