[Mplayer-users] Unable to use Mplayer video codec driver fami ly dshow

Francois Visagie fvisagie at za.spescom.com
Mon Jun 5 14:21:42 CEST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mplayer-users-bounces at mplayerhq.hu 
> [mailto:mplayer-users-bounces at mplayerhq.hu] On Behalf Of Attila Kinali
> Sent: 29 May 2006 13:58
> To: MPlayer usage questions, feature requests, bug reports
> Subject: Re: [Mplayer-users] Unable to use Mplayer video 
> codec driver familyd show
> On Mon, 29 May 2006 10:24:24 +0200
> Francois Visagie <fvisagie at za.spescom.com> wrote:
> > I am trying to get Mplayer 1.0pre7 to play via Windows 
> DirectShow, in 
> > order to use DirectShow filters like DirectVobSub or ffdshow to 
> > control and render subtitle text multiplexed into the AVI.
> MPlayer doesn't use DirectShow. And probably never will.
> What MPlayer does is to use a wrapper to be able to load 
> specific codecs. This wrapper is completely independent of 
> the DShow system you have on windows.
> Thus it's no wonder that you cannot get those filters working.

Hi Attila and others,

It seems that Mplayer does support DirectShow, at least in limited fashion.
When opening a DV type 2 AVI file (separate video and audio streams) Mplayer
successfully selects and opens the DirectShow codec family. Besides,
man_page.html does make reference to the -vfm dshow option. It seems that
the use of DirectShow (like any other codec) is limited by colour depth,
code page etc. combinations.


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