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

prittstift at gmx.net prittstift at gmx.net
Fri Dec 2 23:03:54 CET 2005

On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 22:38:20 +0100
Nico Sabbi <nsabbi at tiscali.it> wrote:

> 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

Good idea. Doesn't work though :-) I have the following WMV-related
codec files:


mencoder says:

"Selected video codec: [wmv8] vfm: dshow (Windows Media Video 8)"

and if I try to use any of the wmv9 decoders, I get

"Forced video codec: wmv9dmo
Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x32564D57."

Hm. :-)

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