[MPlayer-users] WMV Problem: "-ss #" skips 10x the # secs specified

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Tue Jun 21 22:07:17 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 03:32:33PM -0400, groups, freeman wrote:
> I am trying to use the -ss parm to start playing a WMV file at an
> offset, however it's not working as expected.
> Basically it skips ahead about 10 times more seconds than is
> specified with the -ss parm.

There is no index support, but only some approximation based on
"packet rate" in the ASF demuxer.
"-demuxer lavf" should work better but has other issues (the most
serious being that it doesn't properly work together with mms://
streams in MPlayer).

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