[MPlayer-users] Re: Mencoder codec location
johnbrown105 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 18 20:46:33 CEST 2007
Terry Corbet <tcorbet <at> ix.netcom.com> writes:
> 04. Maybe you can help me understand this diagnostic output:
> MPlayer 1.0rc1-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
They say that you should not report problems unless you are using the
svn version. Building MPlayer on Windows can be a bit tiresome
if you do not already have your build environment set up. However,
if you want to try a more recent Win32 build, try the "MPlayer on win32"
link in the "Related Projects" page at the MPlayer website.
Also, you are not supposed to trim the output.
[output trimmed some more]
> Using built-in default codecs.conf.
> CommandLine: '-v' 'sictransit.wmv'
> 05. Indeed there is no codecs.conf file, and most assuredly, on the windows
> version I downloaded, there is no unix path like /usr/local/...
> What needs to be in a file called codecs.conf in order to get mplayer/mencoder
> to locate the codecs directory?
The codecs.conf tells MPlayer and MEncoder about the properties and capabilities
of the codecs. It doesn't say where to find them. See
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/DOCS/tech/codecs.conf.txt for details. Those
messages about 'Reading various/paths/to/codecs.conf' tell you the different
places that are searched including --codecsdir.
The codecs.conf file is not necessary, as it has a built-in one. Some people
have suggested that if you have one, you should delete or rename it.
I don't really have any more ideas, though.
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