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Old 09-19-2009, 01:41 AM   #1
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What codecs for Debian/Ubuntu to use for playing MP4?


MP4 format video

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Old 09-19-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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you will have to google for the w32codec for debian, they are typically in a non-free repository that you add to your apt sources list.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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Here's a clue....

http://debian-multimedia.org/dists/s.../w32codecs.php
 
Old 09-19-2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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It depends. MP4 is a container format. It could contain a number of codecs. quicktime, mpeg4, h264, and others. Media info should provide more details on the perceived content of the video that you're trying to play. mplayer -identify or ffmpeg -i or ffprobe or others as well.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 02:09 AM   #5
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It depends. MP4 is a container format. It could contain a number of codecs. quicktime, mpeg4, h264, and others. Media info should provide more details on the perceived content of the video that you're trying to play. mplayer -identify or ffmpeg -i or ffprobe or others as well.
you are right because w32codecs didnt help

Quote:
libavformat file format detected.
[mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 @ 0x8792054]moov atom not found
LAVF_header: av_open_input_stream() failed
ISO: Unknown File Type Major Brand: avc1
MOV: missing header (moov/cmov) chunk! Maybe broken file...
ID_AUDIO_ID=12
ID_AUDIO_ID=30
ID_AUDIO_ID=24
ID_AUDIO_ID=29
ID_AUDIO_ID=21
ID_AUDIO_ID=23
ID_AUDIO_ID=19
ID_AUDIO_ID=11
ID_AUDIO_ID=26
ID_AUDIO_ID=31
then nothign found

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Old 09-20-2009, 02:33 AM   #6
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Since you use debian, the ffmpeg provided in the repository was most likely built with all the non-free codecs disabled. The MP4 file you are trying to play most likely needs a nonfree codec.

You can download it here: http://ffmpeg.org/ and try building it with --enable-nonfree

Alternatively, you could use VLC Media Player since it has all the codecs builtin
 
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you are right because w32codecs didnt help
How about you post a link to the video you need to play?.
I've found between Mplayer and Vlc very little i can't play.
 
  


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