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Old 05-14-2006, 04:26 AM   #1
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MEncoder - how to view libavifile mpeg4 encoded .AVIs in Windows?


I've encoded an .AVI file with this -ovc -lavcopts to mencoder:

-ovc lavc -lavcopts

This, as far as I know means encode to DivX4? The file plays fine in MPlayer with its codec packs loaded, but absolutely refuses to play in Windows - with DivX codecs loaded - so, any pointers as to what -Windows- codec I need to view mencoder libavifile encoded .avi's which are mencoder encoded as

-ovc lavc -lavcopts
vcodec=mpeg4:aspect=1.78/1:v4mv:vhq:vbitrate=1200:vrc_eq=tex:naq:qpel:trell:cbpreme=2:subq=8:keyint=132 -noskip

in Linux, on Windows?

ANY help appreciated!

Old 05-15-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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Quote from HOWTO_Mencoder_Introduction_Guide

The -ffourcc DX50 option is included because although the video produced is an MPEG4, the default header is FMP4 which is not widely recognised. A header with DX50 claims that the video is DivX 5 (hence MPEG4) compatible and should therefore play on any media player that can play MPEG4 video. You would also be well off adding that as a default in your mencoder config.





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