[MPlayer-users] A question on codecs

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Tue May 10 18:10:34 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 01:14:21PM +0200, Ingo Brückl wrote:
> I have a captured wmv live stream that makes MPlayer/Linux printing
>   Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: /usr/share/mplayer/codecs/wmv9dmod.dll
> and suggesting the download of the binary codecs package.
> But playback is just fine without it, and after getting the codec I cannot
> spot any difference.
> So, what would the codec be good for?

FFmpeg (the decoder used if it is not available) does not support
interlaced VC-1 and there probably are some cases where it is
not bit-exact.

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