[MPlayer-users] -sb broken?

Marco Trudel mtrudel at gmx.ch
Wed Aug 23 10:32:56 CEST 2006

RC wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 16:21:55 +0200
> Marco Trudel <mtrudel at gmx.ch> wrote:
>> With other videos, mplayer exits withhout doing anything or shows only
>> kind of noise instead of a video...
> By "noise" you probably mean macroblocks.


> You have to wait a few
> seconds until mplayer hits the next keyframe, before it can output a
> coherent picture.

Ok, but that's no option because I am making screenshots, so I don't 
know when the image would be ok... And if -sb doesn't work on most 
videos anyway, it's even less an option :-)
Is -sb broken or is there a problem with byte seeking that can't be 
solved? Why works -ss?

Is there maybe an option to start mplayer paused?
Something like "mplayer -noautoplay movie.mpg"?
"echo pause | mplayer -slave movie.mpg" will start in pause mode, but at 
least on my computer it will always play the first frame... I don't know 
if it will play more on other computers. Or is one frame fix?


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