Originally Posted by adamk75
Selected video codec: [ffmpeg2] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg MPEG-2)
Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
The video has an mpeg2 video track and an ac3 audio track. Bear in mind that in many cases there may only be one or two libraries to support video/audio decoding for specific codecs, and the various programs available for video playback typically just link to those libraries. ffmpeg, for example, is a very common program/library that many video players use.
I understand that ffmpeg2 is supposed to be one of the best codecs. Is there any way to force a player to select a different one, so I can test them and see if a different one will work? Also, why does SMPlayer output look and sound better than MPlayer, since SMPlayer is a front end on MPlayer? I'm trying to figure out what my next step is in troubleshooting. Like I said, it used to be flawless - then an upgrade and it's been downhill ever since. Whatever it was that changed, there ought to be a way to put it back.