[vdr] softdevice+softplay and ffmpeg

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Wed Sep 7 23:04:21 CEST 2005

In <20050907220347.M79048 at mellander.org>, Per Mellander wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Sep 2005 20:16:54 +0100, Tony Houghton wrote
> > 
> > However, softplay wouldn't work properly with the XVid files I tried,
> > only showing a few corrupt frames.  I'm pretty sure it's an ffmpeg
> > problem because there were similar problems with some things I've 
> > been doing myself with ffmpeg lately - I haven't got as far as 
> > displaying the frames, but it does seem to keep stalling while 
> > decoding and the Debian package version was complaining about "VOP 
> > not coded" all the time.
> Which version of xvidcore are you using? The problem I have with softplay is 
> with a mpeg2 file that plays correctly with MPlayer using libmpeg2 but only 
> gives a black screen with corrupted audio on softplay. Start and stop works 
> ok.

1.1.0-beta2. It's a Debian package, but I also downloaded a tarball
today which is the same version.

> > So will there be a new softdevice and softplay compatible with the
> > latest ffmpeg soon?
> I'm using soft[device|play] and ffmpeg, all CVS of 20050905. No problem with 
> freezing at all. Have you tried CVS of soft[device|play]?

No, I was stupid not to think of CVS softdevice. I don't think I'll get
a chance to mess around with it all again until next week.

TH * http://www.realh.co.uk

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