[vdr] mplayer does not work properly

Pasi Juppo pasi.juppo at iki.fi
Wed Feb 21 21:58:57 CET 2007

> On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:32:02 +0200
> Pasi Juppo <pasi.juppo at iki.fi> wrote:
>> I have couple of video clips that fail to work properly via VDR. First
>> ones playback is very jerky (23.976fps) via VDR but no problem played
>> back on PC.
> When playing back 24 fps video on an FF-card or any other PAL TV-output
> device, jerkiness is quite expected. You need to speed up the playback
> by a factor of 25/24~=1.0417, which can be done with the -speed option
> in MPlayer. Audio pitch will rise slightly, so if that bothers you, use
> an external LADSPA filter to compensate
> (see: http://mark.santaniello.net/archives/260).
> The NTSC/PAL speed setting should be handled automatically in the
> mplayer.sh script, but have you configured NTSC="false" in
> mplayer.sh.conf?

Yes. The config should be ok. I don't recall have such a problems with
previous version (0.9.x).

>> Second one does not play sound from the clip but the sound from the
>> channel that was being viewed before playback.
> MPlayer probably has problems with the audio codec used in the clip.
> Updating to latest SVN could help. If not, try other players and
> identify the audio codec. If the codec should be supported, take a look
> at the mplayer -v output and perhaps upload a sample somewhere.

Strange that it works fine on the server and both have the same setup of
codecs. Have to check further.

>> I've tried mplayer.sh 0.8.6 and 0.8.7. mplayer itself is version 1.0rc1.
>> Haven't tried trunk version because there did not seem to be fixes
>> related to audio or jerkiness.
> Did you actually read through the SVN logs from the last 4 months?
> Quite an accomplishment. ;) Anyway, most of the codec-related stuff is
> in FFmpeg/libavcodec, which is in a separate repository.

Sure.. not :-) No, I just checked the ChangeLog. Checking of all files
history would have been extreme..

>> Anyone else with similar problems?
>> Also, there seems to be DVD support in trunk version of the mplayer. Any
>> idea whether mplayer plugin will support DVD in the near future?
> Have you tried the current support in mplayer.sh?

No, I was under impression that DVD menu navigation is not supported.
Have to recheck this too then.

Br, Pasi

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