[MPlayer-users] mencoder compatibility with Windows media player.

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux at peaktime.be
Thu May 19 12:03:36 CEST 2005

Oleynik Phil wrote:
> James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a .VOB file.
>> I need to convert it into a format that Windows Media Player can play.
>> I tried using mencoder's "msmpeg4" and output to a .avi file, but it 
>> failed.
>> Can anyone help me convert a .VOB file into a format Windows Media
>> Player can play?
>> I need to keep the quality as high as possible.
>> Has anyone managed to do this?
>> Kind Regards
>> James
> Player is not important, Windows Media or anything else. All you need is 
> codecs.
> Try to install FFDshow on Windows. To encode, use libavcodec and mpeg4.
> You should get sane output and good quality. You also may try to use XviD,
> search "xvid koepi" in google to get windows xvid codec installer.
> XviD streams are also player with FFDshow.
> Philipp
What are the formats and codecs that Windows-XP can play 'out of the 
box'? Or at least using only software from MS? (This is to placate some 
customers for which 'security' equates with 'MS purity'; no flames please!)

Michel Bardiaux
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Tel : +32 2 790.29.41

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