[MPlayer-users] Video file formats?

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Sat May 21 03:01:06 CEST 2005

On Fri, 20 May 2005 17:20:29 +0200 (CEST)
Rainer Hantsch <office at hantsch.co.at> wrote:

> - RealPlayer file format (requires the player, but this is not too
> exotic at all). But does this require a special server, too, or can I
> supply a normal file through HTTP?

No format ever made *requires* a special server.  They can all be served
up on an HTTP server (though some won't stream well).

> Can someone either point me to a very good description on mencoder
> (something like a "cookbook" with samples on how to encode some
> different file formats) 

Mencoder doesn't support different formats.  It essentially only outputs
to AVI and MPEG.  You need something else to write any other formats.
Your question is very vague, but these subjects have been discussed
many times before.  Searching the archives is sure to return much

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