[MPlayer-users] Bug report for mencoder on DVB files...

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Tue Mar 7 05:22:55 CET 2006

George, are you subscribed? If not, you didn't get my reply. See it
interleaved below.

Corey Hickey wrote:
> George Styles wrote:
>>Thanks for your continued interest :)
> No need to reply to me off-list, unless the discussion gets off-topic.
>>I have tried mucking around with the params, and the new sample
>>(badseg2) works OK if i ommit the -vmf ffmpeg, but blows up if I include
>>it... strange, as badseg1 (the original sample) behaves in the opposite
>>what does the -vmf do btw?
> '-vfm ffmpeg' tells mplayer to choose a video decoder from the ffmpeg
> family. The default would be libmpeg2, otherwise. Check the man page and
> 'mplayer -vfm help'.
> Anyway, libmpeg2 and ffmpeg's mpeg2 decoder output very slightly
> different data and probably behave quite a bit different when handling
> corrupt input. Something is apparently causing the software scaling code
> to have trouble, and it only get triggered with the right combination.
>>I tried your binary, but it just segfaults :(
> Too bad. It was worth a try.
> Anyway, since none of us can reproduce the problem I don't think it's
> likely to be fixed.
> Although I don't think this is the case, you might as well check your
> CPU for adequate cooling (try the cpuburn program :) and run memtest86+
> on your RAM.

Also, try checking out a new CVS tree. Every once in a while (like
today, for instance), I run into a problem I can't track down that goes
away when I start fresh.


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