[MPlayer-users] File format misdetected

Etienne Buira etienne.buira.lists at free.fr
Sat Sep 19 21:10:49 CEST 2009

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 07:04:58PM +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> Hi!
> I grabbed a number of files from a digital camera using `dvgrab'.
> `file' identifies all of them as "DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)":
> $ file dvgrab-0*
> dvgrab-001.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-002.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-003.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-004.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-005.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-006.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-007.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-008.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-009.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-010.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-011.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-012.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-013.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-014.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-015.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> dvgrab-016.dv: DIF (DV) movie file (PAL)
> ...but mplayer refuses to play dvgrab-005.dv:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> $ mplayer dvgrab-005.dv 
> MPlayer dev-SVN-r28974Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
> Can't init input joystick
> mplayer: could not connect to socket
> mplayer: No such file or directory
> Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
> Playing dvgrab-005.dv.
> MPEG-PES file format detected.
> missing marker bit!
> MPEG: bad sequence header


I'm bitten by a similar problem, a workaround is specify '-demuxer
lavf'. But please consider uploading the dv file or an extract ; I'll
post to ask how / how much to upload.

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