[MPlayer-users] Cannot read an avi file (SIPP format?)

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed May 26 12:37:57 CEST 2010

Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger <at> gmx.de> writes:

> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 07:18:20AM +0200, Guillaume wrote:
> > On a side note, I tried some other things to have it playing properly:
> > I manually edited the video file in hexa to replace the string SIPP by
> > xvid. Doing that made the video perfect with the current ubuntu
> > mplayer (MPlayer SVN-r1.0~rc3+svn20090426-4.4.3): fluid, no dropped
> > frame, no verbosity.
> This sounds like one of the Xvid bug-workarounds need to be enabled in the
> decoder. I think it is possible to force them with some -lavfdopts option
> for testing to figure out which it is.

It is bug=16, the padding bug. It should be auto-detected (since a very long
time), but it isn't: See FFmpeg issue 1966
(Why is the score never reset?)

Carl Eugen

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