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Old 12-30-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Unable to play AVI movie in MPlayer


I am running Fedora Core 6 on an Intel Pentium IV system. I am having a problem playing an AVI movie file with MPlayer.

MPlayer reports the following:
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
ERROR: Could not open required DirectShow codec ir50_32.dll.
ICOpen failed! unknown codec / wrong parameters?
SwScaler: using unscaled yuv410p -> yuv420p special converter
xacodec: failed to dlopen /usr/lib/codecs/vid_iv50.xa while /usr/lib/codecs/vid_iv50.xa: cannot open sh
ared object file: No such file or directory
Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x30355649.


What can be done to resolve these problems to the file play successfully?
 
Old 12-30-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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yes because you should download vlc
 
Old 12-30-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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I have VLC install and it won't play the movie file either. I should say that both players are capable or rendering the audio, there is just no picture. Here is what VLC reports when it tries to play the file:

VLC media player 0.8.5 Janus

** (.:13633): CRITICAL **: gtk_pizza_set_size: assertion `pizza != NULL' failed

** (.:13633): CRITICAL **: gtk_pizza_set_size: assertion `pizza != NULL' failed
[00000303] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `IV50'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
[00000281] main playlist: stopping playback
 
Old 12-31-2006, 12:50 AM   #4
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that happens same to me.
i installed all and they are not playing "wma" which i converted cd with window media player
mplayer sucks
they look stupid
just use xine it plays everything.
xine + amarok rocks.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 01:42 AM   #5
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Rather than saying "my media player is better than yours", lets try helping the OP.

1) What is the output of "tcprobe -i fileName.avi", where fileName.avi is the name of the file? Since and AVI is a container format, you need to find out what is inside. This will tell you.

2) Have you got the correct codecs installed?

3) Can you play any other movies with Mplayer, VLC or anything else?

--Ian

PS: The differences between the different players are really only cosmetic. Mplayer and Xine and VLC will play just about anything, provided you have the correct codecs installed.

Last edited by IBall; 12-31-2006 at 01:44 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 01:55 AM   #6
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I installed xine and it doesn't work any better. Even worse I don't get any error output when I launch the application from a command line terminal.

It appears that tcprobe is not installed on my system. How can I obtain this application?

I do not know if I have the correct codecs install. I suspect that I don't. How can I determine this?

I can successfully play other movie files with both MPlayer and VLC.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 04:02 AM   #7
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have you installed all the window codecs
when u do "ls /usr/local/lib/codecs"

u should see a load of .dll files; unless you have your codecs installed somewhee else!?


this is the area where ir50_32.dll and vid_iv50.xa should live.
mplayer is telling you that these two files are not there.

do a
Code:
locate vid_iv50.xa and locate ir50_32.dll
and see if you can find them.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 11:42 AM   #8
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I do not even have a codecs directory under /user/local/lib let alone any codec files.
I did a locate on vid_iv50.xa and ir50_32.dll, and got no results.

How can I install the window codecs?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 04:00 PM   #9
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http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html
put these files in /usr/lib/codecs as this seems to be the default search path for your install.

I had a look at the download and the README file says as much too.

good luck.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 04:28 PM   #10
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That worked. Thanks
 
Old 12-31-2006, 04:35 PM   #11
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ur welcome.
 
  


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