[MPlayer-users] Self-executing

Evgeniy Stepanov eugeni.stepanov at gmail.com
Fri May 23 11:17:05 CEST 2008

On Friday 23 May 2008 06:47:49 JonY wrote:
> William Houser wrote:
> > I need some programming help. I want to make a self-executable movie in a
> > single file. Now I can do this with Flash (convert movie to SWF then into
> > EXE) but the compresion is so horrible that I have to use extremely high
> > bitrates to make any kinda decent encode, which of course results in
> > large files. There is also, of course, good old RadTools Bink and
> > Smacker, which have been used in everthing from Diablo II to Red Faction,
> > and thousands of other video games. It has decent video quality (not
> > MPEG-4 quality, but not bad) as is completely self contained. BUT, it
> > takes 2 hours to compress 20 minutes of data!!!!! So...
> > What I was wondering if there is some way to combine MPlayer and an AVI
> > into a single exe.
> >
> > What I want to do is compile an exe by myself ( I am NOT a
> > programmer..not a good one anyway)...if is it possible to, in a
> > programming IDE, embed (embed not call) an already compiled executable
> > (such as MPlayer.exe) AND an AVI file, pass the parameters to the MPlayer
> > internally and run the movie from inside itself similar to a Flash
> > Projecter .exe? I realize, of course, that I could just do this with a
> > single folder and batch file, but thats not the point. I want a sinlge
> > EXE. If it helps, I could also get the source code for Mplayer, but then
> > wouldn't I have to compile it in it's native code? so.. help me out with
> > your large brains please. Also if this is off thread please tell me which
> > list to join.
> Hi,
> MPlayer can't do this. You are asking for the near impossible (as far as
> MPlayer is concerned).

Why not? Just append the movie to mplayer binary and run it on itself with an 
appropriate -sb option.

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