[MPlayer-users] option -ss seek position not seeking past 8 minutes

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Thu Sep 29 05:18:46 CEST 2005

Jerry Geis wrote:

> I am playing a DVD movie. I am wanting to seek into the movie with
> -ss 00:10:00 and mplayer exits. Why can I not seek 10 minuites into
> the movie?

This is very likely because MPEG seeking is inaccurate; it is probably
seeking to the place which it thinks will be ten minutes in, and then
finding out that the place which it has reached is past the end of the
movie,and so exiting.

The alternative is that the particular track you're watching is in fact
less than ten minutes long, but presumably you'd be able to tell that
yourself, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

> my full command is "mplayer -ss 00:10:00 dvd://1"
> if I seek one minute that works -ss 00:01:00

And how far into the movie does it leave you? Very likely it is not in
fact one minute; it is probably rather more.

       The Wanderer

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