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Old 05-07-2003, 06:58 PM   #1
jpbarto
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MPlayer playing mov: Audio no sound


Ok, installed MPlayer according to beyond.linuxfromscratch. Now I go to play the mov movies from theanimatrix.com and the video plays just fine but mplayer reports
'Audio: no sound'
what is going on here? Why won't it detect that there is audio and play it?
I tried the same video under Xine and it play audio but the audio is 5 seconds fast.

I tested it under windows and the file plays fine so there's no corruption of the file...
what is going on?!

thanks,
Jason
 
Old 05-07-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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ok... update... got Xine to play one of the animatrix movies... the latest one. it plays it just fine but still plays the others with audio 5 seconds fast.

so I figured I'd try mplayer on the one xine would play. When I try to play the file with mplayer it locks up my WM (enlightenment) ... I have to eventually CTRL+ALT+BKSPC to kill X and restart it.

I know there are some mplayer advocates (its like VI vs Emacs between Xine and MPlayer it seems) out there... please help. I wish I could pick one player and go with it but I've noticed over the last two years that there are some files that one always plays better than the other...
 
  


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