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

Hans de Groot hansg at dandy.nl
Wed Jan 25 09:52:45 CET 2012


I found a tool called mediainfo that show loads of info about a media

Including alle the encoding options.

On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:42:21 +0100
Hans de Groot <hansg at dandy.nl> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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? 
> Regards
> Hans
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Hans de Groot <hansg at dandy.nl>

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