[MPlayer-users] Bug: Seek Fails at Telecine Boundary

Nico Sabbi Nicola.Sabbi at poste.it
Thu Apr 24 09:56:29 CEST 2008

On Monday 21 April 2008 13:53:50 Craig Milo Rogers wrote:
> 	Using either MPlayer-1.0rc2 or the latest version from svn, a
> seek (mplayer -ss secs) fails to perform properly if the mpeg file
> being read contains a telecine block that the seek has to enter.
>       Here's some output; it contains a few additional debug writes
> I added to assist me in figuring out what's happening.  The subject
> matter is part of Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Director's
> Edition.  I originally noticed the problem when I tried to view
> this movie using mplayer; outputting the frames as PNG files, as
> shown below, was a change in operation I made for debugging
> purposes.

old problem: precise seeking in mpeg is impossible.
Dvds (if played with dvd://, not with VTS_01_1.VOB)
have some means to permit seeking with a  resolution
of ~0.5  - 1 seconds, but nothing better than that is possible

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