[MPlayer-users] Decoding rental divx

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Mar 11 17:25:14 CET 2005

On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 01:45:13PM +0100, Santiago Muelas wrote:
> Hello, users of the great MPlayer.
> I would like to use MPlayer to see some films that I can rent trough 
> Internet.
> Usually I'm in Linux, althought I can go to Windows. The films downloaded 
> can be viewed only in Windows with a viewer called DivX Player. The 
> quality is very good.
> If I try to use MPlayer in Linux, as I do always, the sound is o.k. but 
> the screen is totally broken into small rectangles and strange colors. I 
> guess, there should be some kind of coding protection on the film, as 
> there are continuous messages of "frames broken" and other stuff.

No, it's probably just a shitty-quality file, and "divx player" has
postprocessing enabled by default. Try something like -vf pp=ac to
enable postprocessing.


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