[MPlayer-users] mencoder question

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Mon Mar 7 16:27:52 CET 2005


On Monday, 07 March 2005 at 13:28, jimbo yebster wrote:
> Hello
> I have a movie .mkv and a PIII500
> The PIII is to slow to play the movie.

It shouldn't be. Did you compile MPlayer specifically for you CPU
or did you have runtime detection enabled while compiling?

For the record, I can play almost any movie without much
framedropping on PII Mobile 366MHz.

> I was thinking: what about with mencoder to transform
> th .mkv in another format?
> But in which format? And How?
> th movie is played like this:
> mplayer movie.mkv -aid 1 -sid 2
> How can I translate it in, I don't know, divx? Would
> it be better for my CPU?

You seem to follow a common misconception that DivX is a file "format".
The proper name is "container" and DivX isn't one. MKV is, AVI is and
Quicktime is. DivX is a video codec. You can put video compressed with a
given codec (DivX, Intel Indeo, Sorenson, etc.) into a container. You can
put audio compressed with some other codec (or not) into a container. Not
all containers support all codecs.

I hope it's clear now.

To your question: you could try recompressing using some less CPU
intensive codec, but without knowing the original stream parameters (fps,
codecs, bitrates and dimensions) it's hard to give any recommendations.


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