[vdr] mplayer error

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Wed Jul 27 13:07:49 CEST 2005

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 12:29:18 +0200
Leo Márquez <leo at calidae.net> wrote:

> ==========================================================================
> Forced video codec: ffdivx
> Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x44495658.
> Read DOCS/HTML/en/codecs.html!
> ==========================================================================
> What means the last 3 lines?

MPlayer seems to be forced to use ffdivx codec, which can't play XviD-encoded files.
Instead, ffodivx should be used. If you are you forcing the codec with -vc ffdivx, don't
do it. Don't specify -vc at all, not in the command line and not in any configuration file
(/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf, ~/.mplayer/config, ...). You could play the file by using
-vc ffodivx but then playing files encoded with other codecs might fail. Just let mplayer
do the codec detection for you.

> I have installed the divx codecs.

There's no need to. MPlayer contains libavcodec, which includes almost any codec
you'll need. They are also faster and have better encoders than any commercial
divx stuff. If you need support for WMV9, you might want to install win32 codecs,
but personally I would just stay away from wmv-encoded content.

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