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

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu May 19 21:22:49 CEST 2005

On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 12:14:19PM +0200, Alexander Noe' wrote:
> Michel Bardiaux wrote:
> >What are the formats and codecs that Windows-XP can play 'out of the 
> >box'? Or at least using only software from MS?
> Almost nothing, not even simple plain AVI files with 2 audio streams,
> even though even the old, original AVI format supports 99 of them.
> M$ does not yet have any working media player.
> > (This is to placate some customers for which 'security' equates with 
> 'MS purity'; no flames please!)
> They have to choose between watching movies and using only M$ware...

This is false, there are plenty of formats that work. MPEG1 is the
most universal. You can also make asf (wmv) files using wmv1 video and
mp3 audio, which are (probably) playable by WMP -- this requires using
ffmpeg rather than mencoder (or in addition).


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