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Old 07-29-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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MPlayer and newer quicktime trailers


I installed mplayer with quicktime support and I can play older quicktime stuff but have not been able to play quicktime trailers like 'The Hulk', etc. Can anyone help me on this?
 
Old 07-29-2003, 09:02 PM   #2
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As far as I am aware, all of the new quicktime movies use the proprietary Sorenson codec.

So in order for you to get this to work with mplayer, you need to have the appropriate dlls in the /usr/lib/win32 codecs directory and appropriate entries in your codecs.conf file.

videocodec svq1
info "Sorenson v1 (native codec)"
status buggy
fourcc SVQ1
driver svq1
out YVU9

videocodec ffsvq1
info "FFmpeg Sorenson Video v1"
status working
fourcc SVQ1
driver ffmpeg
dll svq1
out YVU9


Check these files

README
codecs.html
documentation.html
formats.html

which came with MPlayer for further information on the Quicktime Sorenson codec.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:29 PM   #3
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I have all the above-mentioned but it still doesn't work. The thing is that I can play older Sorenson Quicktime Trailers like 'Spiderman', 'X-Men I', but not any of the latest Trailers. [I've got the qt6dlls in the /usr/lib/win32 folder.]
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:00 PM   #4
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It's ironic that you would ask about this. Viewing those trailers is a hobby of mine so it is important that I am able to do it. I have it solved. What distro are you using?

If it is rpm based, then you should just be able to install this file:
http://www.phplinux.net/JAMD/RPMS/recompiled/

get the w32codec

if you still have trouble after that, let me know
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:56 PM   #5
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I do not wish to cast aspersions, and have no wish to slur your good character, but how can know that the above mentioned rpm with recompiled dll does not contain a trojan and or virus?

Can you explain how you are able to recompile a proprietary dll?

I am most interested to learn what changes (in general terms) you have made in order to get the movies coded with the newer codec to work.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
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Sorry for taking so long to reply. The rpm mentioned above did not do any harm, but neither did it make any difference. But I saw the following (unfortunately I don't remember where I saw it):
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1) Install libsndfile if you don't have it.
(http://www.zip.com.au/~erikd/libsndfile/#Download)

2) Install faac to get sound on the trailer
(http://faac.sourceforge.net/download.php)

3) You probably want to install xvid as well... nothing to do with the
Animatrix, but the more codecs, the better, right?
(http://www.xvid.org/downloads.html)

4) Go to http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/ and grab:

Latest Win32 codecpack
QuickTime6 DLLs
QuickTime extra DLLs
RealPlayer9 codecs
XAnim DLLs
MJPEG2000 DLLs
Win32/DMO codecs

Untar them and move them all into someplace like /usr/local/lib/mplayer/dlls.

5) Get the latest mplayer source (0.9.0rc5) and run configure with something
like this: ./configure --enable-largefiles --with-
extraincdir=/usr/local/include --with-extralibdir=/usr/local/lib --with-
win32libdir=/usr/local/lib/mplayer/dlls --with-
xanimlibdir=/usr/local/lib/mplayer/dlls --with-
reallibdir=/usr/local/lib/mplayer/dlls

and then do the usual make/su/make install thing.
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The only thing from the above that I see I did differently was not to include --enable-large-files and install libsndfile. Thanks to whoever wrote the above piece of info and to people who tried to help.
 
  


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