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Old 04-29-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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One avi file not getting played my mplayer.

well i am not sure if this is right place for my this question or not. But i need help or suggestion.

I always use mplayer in linux machine or windows to watch movies. recently i d/l one movie and its not playing in any of my players. I know everyone will say its corrupted one but I don't think it is.

Here is mplayer output, if anyone can point light, will be great. Otherwise i will have to delete my 700 MB movie file.

mplayer "D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.avi" -v
MPlayer dev-CVS-050928-16:38-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.

CommandLine: 'D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.avi' '-v'
font: can't open file: c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf
Cannot load font: c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf
Using MMX (with tiny bit MMX2) Optimized OnScreenDisplay
Using Windows native timing
get_path('input.conf') -> 'C:/Program Files/mplayer/v050928/mplayer/input.conf'
Parsing input config file C:/Program Files/mplayer/v050928/mplayer/input.conf
Input config file C:/Program Files/mplayer/v050928/mplayer/input.conf parsed: 53
get_path('D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.avi.conf') -> 'C:/Program Files/mplaye
r/v050928/mplayer/D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.avi.conf'
Playing D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.avi.
WINSOCK2 init: 0
[file] File size is 807103990 bytes
STREAM: [file] D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.avi
STREAM: Description: File
STREAM: Author: Albeu
STREAM: Comment: based on the code from ??? (probably Arpi)
Checking for YUV4MPEG2
ASF_check: not ASF guid!
Checking for NuppelVideo
Checking for REAL
Checking for SMJPEG
Searching demuxer type for filename D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.avi ext: .av
Trying demuxer 3 based on filename extension
demuxer: continue fuzzy content-based format guessing...
Checking for Nullsoft Streaming Video
Checking for MOV
Checking for VIVO
AVS: avs_check_file - attempting to open file D:\LimeWire Data\The inside man.av
AVS: File is too big, aborting...
Checking for PVA
Checking for MPEG-TS...
TRIED UP TO POSITION 66941, FOUND 0, packet_size= 71, SEEMS A TS? 0
Checking for LMLM4 Stream Format
Invalid packet in LMLM4 stream: ch=65531 size=151324156
LMLM4 Stream Format not found
MPEG Stream reached EOF
ds_fill_buffer: EOF reached (stream: video)
MPEG packet stats: p100: 0 p101: 0 p1B6: 0 p12x: 0 sli: 0 a: 0 b: 0 c: 0 idr: 0
sps: 0 pps: 0 PES: 0 MP3: 198870, synced: 0
Not MPEG System Stream format... (maybe Transport Stream?)
MPEG Stream reached EOF
ds_fill_buffer: EOF reached (stream: video)
MPEG packet stats: p100: 0 p101: 0 p1B6: 0 p12x: 0 sli: 0 a: 0 b: 0 c: 0 idr: 0
sps: 0 pps: 0 PES: 0 MP3: 198870, synced: 3
Not MPEG System Stream format... (maybe Transport Stream?)
==> Found video stream: 0
ds_fill_buffer: EOF reached (stream: video)
LAVF_check: no clue about this gibberish!
demux_aac_probe, failed to detect an AAC stream

WINSOCK2 uninit

Exiting... (End of file)


Old 04-30-2006, 04:08 PM   #2
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if it didnt work in either i think it is a problem with the file. However i am wondering why it didnt find "font: can't open file: c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf" and why it was searching for it. Does this ahve subtitles or something that it is trying to enable?
Old 05-01-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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Well this error i see everytime with all my movie files, but it does not harm anything.

Old 05-01-2006, 08:24 PM   #4
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Sub fonts are not required to run MPlayer, just required to get rid of the annoying error message ...which I myself have been to lazy to actually create the links to my system .ttf font to fix.

It appears that MPlayer is having a problem recognizing the codec. This is usually caused by an improper header in the video file. When this happens MPlayer will go though a list of known video formats to see if it can figure which codec to use. It doesn't look like it is checking for all of the video types supported by the current "all-codec" package. If you have not done so already, download the most current "all-codec" package form MPlayer and then re ./configure & compile (my only beef with MPlayer is that you have to recompile every time you add new codecs)

After you have updated the codec package, re-run mplayer and copy and paste the results if the error you get is any different.


what's up with 'C:/Program Files/mplayer/v050928/mplayer/input.conf'
is this a windows error you are reporting???

Last edited by drkstr; 05-01-2006 at 08:26 PM.


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