[MPlayer-users] [Possible BUG]h264 incapable with framedrop?

Loren Merritt lorenm at u.washington.edu
Mon May 30 02:45:14 CEST 2005

On Sun, 29 May 2005, Kichigai Mentat wrote:
> On May 29, 2005, at 10.22, Lu Ran wrote:
>> it works well. does 'x264' just another fourcc of h264 or there is some 
>> subtle difference should be cared about?

x264 is an encoder library. But all you need to care about for playback 
is that "x264" is just another H.264 fourcc used by some early versions 
of x264vfw and/or ffdshow.

> x264 and h264 are different. x264 is trying to be a more open version of 
> h264, but it's got a long way to go before it's at the level that h264 is at 
> right now. h264 decoders should be able to play them.

No. Read the codecs.xml.

> MPlayer might be giving 
> you this error if x264 (the codec/library itself) is not installed.

x264 is only an encoder. Installing it won't affect playback.

--Loren Merritt

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