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Old 06-07-2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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How to create media file in Linux that will play in WMP


Maybe I am mis-understanding, mplayer can play wmp files, and can encode to various media files but these files can only be played by mplayer and cannot be played in wmp.

If this is right I need to find a way to create media files in linux that can I can send to other people and they can play the media files using wmp.

any help?

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Old 06-07-2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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.wav files should work, as should mp3. What will you be making the files from?
 
Old 06-08-2005, 10:36 AM   #3
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I am actually trying to create a movie from multiple images (tif or sgi). These images are of 2D plots.

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Old 06-08-2005, 10:42 AM   #4
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I have tried to make mpeg4/avi movies using mencoder and they play in mplayer but they will not play in wmp when I send them to someone else.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 11:48 AM   #5
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mpeg4 won't play in Windows Media Player. They will need Quicktime for that.
I have never been able to get any mpeg4 files to play with WMP. I don't think WMP has support for mpeg4. I could be wrong but I had to get quicktime for my winblows boxs to play them.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 01:56 PM   #6
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I tried quicktime and I get the follow error:

...the required compressor could not be found...

which is similar to the error I got from wmp.

Here are the mencoder commands I am using (I found the commands online I really don't know exactly what I am doing here)

Here is the script I was using to encode with 2 passes...

#! /bin/bash

opt="vbitrate=1000000:mbd=2:keyint=132:v4mv:vqmin=3:lumi_mask=0.07:dark_mask=0.2:mpeg_quant:scplx_ma sk=0.1:tcplx_mask=0.1:naq"

mencoder -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vpass=1:$opt -mf type=sgi:fps=3 -nosound -o /dev/null mf://\*.sgi

mencoder -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vpass=2:$opt -mf type=sgi:fps=3 -nosound -o output.avi mf://\*.sgi

Hopefully that clarifies what I am doing.

thanks,
mdb
 
  


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