[MEncoder-users] VCD encoding: mencoder gets stuck after some frames

Nico Sabbi nsabbi at tiscali.it
Fri Dec 2 22:38:20 CET 2005

prittstift at gmx.net wrote:

>Heya :)
>I'm using the latest CVS (updated today) version of mplayer+mencoder
>and I'm trying to do the following:
>encode a PAL VCD file using a WMV file as the source.
>I used the command that is proposed in the mencoder docs. What happens:
>mencoder starts to work, at frame 4501 it stops, doing nothing at all
>any more, CPU load stays at 100%, but mencoder doesn't continue with the
>encoding. It doesn't seem to matter how long I wait. I've tried this on
>different machines, it's always the same problem. The source file size
>is 500MB, so I cannot post it anywhere. I can play the WMV file
>relatively fine in mplayer (apart from image being slower than sound,
>which is usual on my box for WMV playback). I cannot define the problem
>more exactly, because I'm not getting any error message or anything
>useful from the output.

if mplayer at that same point behaves the same way it's a problem 
related to decoding.
Try to use other decoders (if available). Usually I use wmv9dmo for that 
kind of content

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