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Old 09-29-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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CLI KMS Mplayer plays one mp4 but not another


Right out of the box mplayer in cli played one of the totally legal copyright-non-infringing .mp4 video files I have, but not another, empty config, no -vo options. is there some way to tell it -vo 'by whatever means necessary?' It seems it was defaulting to '-vo sdl:driver=fbcon' which is kind of involved, '-vo help' doesn't suggesting anythings so specific. Do I really honestly have to cycle through every driver and sub-driver-thing manually every time I want to play a video? I get better quality from the command line, don't want no X.

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Old 09-29-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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mp4 is a compressed container for many different formats of music
just like mp3 is
 
Old 09-30-2013, 02:20 AM   #3
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I see. But how to make mplayer play it?

"Do I really honestly have to cycle through every driver and sub-driver-thing manually every time I want to play a video?"

Can I not just tell it to figure it out for itself? If not, how do I even list available options like 'sdl:driver=fbcon'?

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:38 AM   #4
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dose that file play on other players and on "windows media player" ( on windows)
there are a few Windows ONLY formats
 
Old 09-30-2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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it plays on smplayer in x with no configuration
 
Old 09-30-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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stozi- I've had more than a few .mp4s that will not play with gnome mplayer, but will play with smplayer.

I believe its due to the encoder used for the audio and/or video, the ones that wont play on gnome mplayer but will play on smplayer seem to have been encoded with newer codec versions.

I really should have a bit more of a dig into the problem.....to be honest if a video fails me on gnome mplayer, I just open it with smplayer. I havent worried about figuring out _exactly_ what is happening.

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mp4 is a compressed container for many different formats of music
just like mp3 is
MP3 isnt a container (depending on what exactly you call a 'container').
 
Old 09-30-2013, 08:09 AM   #7
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So there's no console option to make mplayer play by whatever means necessary from the CLI? Is there at least a quick way to check what -vo/-vf whatever to use? I want KMS only, no guis. Thanks guys
 
Old 10-01-2013, 05:25 AM   #8
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well, fixed an indirectly related issue, now it looks like fbdev2 works accross the board. problem solved
 
  


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