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Old 06-27-2003, 09:22 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
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Distribution: Redhat Linux 7.2 & 7.3 + 8.0
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Best codecs for Mplayer on RH 9??

Hey people,

Just installed MPlayer on my Laptop. Ocassionally when I play I get that damn message

"Too many frames in buffer" error message. I downloaded several codecs DivX, MPEG, win32 and such from the Mplayer Site.

I have an ATI Rage Mobility AGP card card on my Dell Inspiron 5000 .

Is there any particular codec that works best for this card? Also anyone know what option to pass to mplayer to load a specific codec during run time?
Old 06-28-2003, 03:43 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
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Distribution: Red Hat Linux 9, FreeBSD 4.8, Knoppix 3.2
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Did you mean the error message "too many dropped frames" ?

Maybe the following URL with some MPlayer tuning tips can help you : ""

What does the following command say?

mplayer <insert your favorite movie here> |grep "video decoder"

If it says "Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family" then MPlayer is already using a very nice decoder.

Good luck.


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