[MPlayer-users] lavc-divx incompatibility

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Sun Feb 20 11:24:20 CET 2005

On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 02:26:38AM +0159, Ville Saari wrote:
> If I try to play lavc encoded mpeg4 on windows media player using divx
> codec for decoding, then every now and then the image shatters into
> random block mess and stays like that until the next I-frame. Apparently
> lavc and divx interpret the mpeg4 standard somewhat differently. Does
> anyone know which one is wrong?

I didn't experience that myself (though I encode very little myself).
What are your encoding options? It could be a bug, but more probable
seems to me that what you see is caused by the fact that divx by today
seems to be quite a bit behind in development, so maybe it does not
support all features of MPEG-4 that lavc uses for encoding.
Anyway, I'd suggest to simply use ffdshow instead of divx *g*.

Reimar Döffinger

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