[vdr] XviD movie stuttering (Mplayer)

Juri Haberland list-linux.vdr at koschikode.com
Tue Apr 12 23:11:23 CEST 2005

Pasi Juppo <pasi.juppo at iki.fi> wrote:
> Juri Haberland wrote:
>> Pasi Juppo <pasi.juppo at iki.fi> wrote:
>>>One movie fails to play properly when using TT full featured card, VDR 
>>>(1.3.22), MPlayer plugin (0.9.11), mplayer (1.0 pre 6 with codes from 
>>>Feb 2005) and mplayer.sh (0.8.6). Audio stutters constantly.
>>>However, using following command the audio does not stutter:
>>>mplayer -vf expand=720:576 -vo mpegpes -ao mpegpes <avi-file>

>> Please set DEBUG=true (see the end of mplayer.sh.conf) and provide the
>> log entries when playing this file via mplayer.sh.
> OK. Here's the log of first attempt which always fails to play any video 
> clip:

> Apr 10 18:47:11 backup logger: *** DEBUG: Calling getvidxy function to 
> analyze source video stream ...
> Apr 10 18:47:12 backup logger: *** DEBUG: OutputFromMPLAYER: ""
> Apr 10 18:47:12 backup logger: *** DEBUG: MPLAYER_RETURN:  "1"
> Apr 10 18:47:12 backup logger: *** FATAL: something went wrong analyzing 
> the video; mplayer reported an error!
> Apr 10 18:47:12 backup logger: *** FATAL: check your mplayer 
> installation. Exiting...

Do mean to say that this happens on every first attempt to play a
specific file? If so, this is highly unusual. Where are those video
files located (e.g. on an NFS or SMb share? How is it mounted? On boot
or per automounter)?
Please try to run

  'mplayer -identify vo null -ao null -frames 0 /your/video.avi'

and post the error message.

> And the log of next attempt, which plays fine except for stuttering:

> Apr 10 18:47:32 backup logger: *** DEBUG: Variable CMDLINE has value 
> "/usr/local/bin/mplayer -vo mpegpes -ao mpegpes -vop 
> lavc=5000:25,expand=688:576:-1:-1:1,scale=688:563 -speed 1.04  -cache 
> 8192 -slave -nolirc  -subpos 80 -sub-bg-color 0 -sub-bg-alpha 255 -quiet "

> Maybe the reason for stuttering comes from the speed parameter?

Possibly. Try to set USE_SPEED="false" and see if that helps. If so,
please report back.


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