[MPlayer-users] mencoder: creates unusual AVI?

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Thu Jun 25 00:31:08 CEST 2009

Thomas Ruedas <ruedas <at> dtm.ciw.edu> writes:

> mencoder mf://im/Composite00*.jpg -mf w=1500:h=1163:fps=2:type=jpg -ovc 
> copy -oac copy -of avi -o im/Composite.avi

This command line probably creates a file that cannot be played by many players
(jpg in avi).

> I have also tried the options -ovc lavc -lavcopts 
> vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=2:trell, but the result is the same: plays fine with 
> mplayer, but not with quicktime.

I don't know quicktime well, but I am not surprised it does not play mpeg4 in
avi (it probably expects mov/mp4 container).

> When I try to play it with quicktime, I get the message that additional 
> software is needed, and I'm redirected to 
> http://www.apple.com/quicktime/resources/components.html
> If I play the movie nonetheless, it's just a black screen.
> I'm doing this on a Mac with OS 10.5.6, the mplayer/mencoder binary 
> 1.0rc2-4.0.1 (yes I know it's not the latest, but I can't compile it 
> myself), and quicktime 7.6.
> Any ideas?

Either compile latest svn or try ffmpeg - rc2 is definitely unsupported.

Carl Eugen

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