[MPlayer-dev-eng] hdtv decoding (Decoding Euro 1080)

James Lancaster james at kirk.math.twsu.edu
Wed Dec 31 12:16:33 CET 2003

On Saturday 27 December 2003 08:14, you wrote:
> Hi mplayer team,
> I know this is a litle off-topic but: I want to decode a HDTV MPEG2 PS 
> with mplayer (Euro 1080 transmission via Astra 19.2). However I get a 
> choppy output and warnings every second or so:
> size restrictions for MP at ML or MPEG1 exceeded! (1920x1088)4% 66.5% 62 0 
> I am using the windows CVS version (but expect the issue is mplayer 
> generic as it is coming from libmpdemux/mpeg_hdr.c):
> MPlayer dev-CVS-031005-16:56 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
> can the size restriction warning above being turned off somehow ? I 
> suppose mplayer is right and Euro1080 is somewhat transmitting out of 
> spec but this way mplayer could be used for some real high definition TV 
> viewing on a PC screen (and it does look great already, just a little 
> choppy!).

It's not (as far as I can tell and the error is bogus:

Happens in the sample clip available 
http://www.pchdtv.com/ -> downloads -> sample clip 

(and almost anyone playing it will likely need to use -framedrop)

As far sas I know, europe and the US use the same formatting for (H)DTV.

James L

> Best regards,
> Sebastian
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