[vdr] mplayer error

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Wed Jul 27 13:26:17 CEST 2005

On Wed, 27 Jul 2005 12:09:14 +0100
"Simon Baxter" <linuxtv at nzbaxters.com> wrote:

> I have the same error just playing AVIs with the mplayer plugin.  I can play 
> mpegs, but not divx or xvid...get the same error 

Ah, of course, the video needs to be converted to mpeg1 for playback on DVB/Dxr3 devices.
For PAL output, try:
-vf scale=720:-2,lavc=2:25
-vf dvbscale,scale=-1:0,expand=-1:576:-1:-1:1,lavc=2:25

Also search mplayer manual page with keyword DVB for more information.


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