[MPlayer-users] Using mplaye rto extract info from avi files.

Hans de Groot hansg at dandy.nl
Tue Jan 24 14:42:21 CET 2012


I use

/usr/bin/mplayer -vo null -ao null -msglevel identify=9 -frames 0 somemovie.avi

to get information from an avi file to about how it is encoded.

This workes fine for me. I used to detect files that had the audio
encoded with Software: Lavf53.2.0.

My media player refuses to play it properly so I use a script re recode
the audio.

But now I get more and more avi files (xvid) that it refused to play.

BUt I cannot see any differences between a avi that plays and that does
not play when using the line above.

I remember now that I encoded a few movies to avi xvid that also refused
to play properly. that was because I enabled global motion compensation
or some other xvid options my player does not like.

I have been searching for a while now but I did not find a linux
solution so far to extract those detaield encoding options from an avi 
(xvid) file.

Is there a way to do this with mplayer? 



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