[MPlayer-users] ffprobe reporting errors, but mplayer playing mp4 file just fine?

Albretch Mueller lbrtchx at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 05:12:17 CET 2011

 I have always thought mplayer is based on ffmpeg and ffmpeg uses
ffprobe to get data off files in order to process them, but when I
ffprobe media files I get errors even if (in some cases) the files
play just fine using mplayer
 The kinds of errors I am getting look like this:
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from '<path to mp4 file>':
  Duration: 00:06:17.70, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 823 kb/s
    Stream #0.0(und): Invalid Codec type 28, 30 tbr, 30 tbn, 30 tbc
    Stream #0.1(und): Invalid Codec type 86018
Unsupported codec (id=1630826605) for input stream 1
 the version of ffprobe I have in my system is:
$ ffprobe -version
FFprobe version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2007-2008 Stefano Sabatini.
  libavutil version: 49.7.0
  libavcodec version: 51.58.0
  libavformat version: 52.16.0
  libavdevice version: 52.0.0
  built on Oct 17 2008 15:45:31, gcc: 4.3.2
libavutil   3213056
libavcodec  3357184
libavformat 3411968
libavdevice 3407872
 Is mplayer using codecs from another location? How can I make ffmpeg,
ffprobe and mplayer use the same codecs? How can I coordinate their
configuration files?

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