[MPlayer-users] h264 video is grey, corrupted, after upgrade to 1.1.1

S Andreason sandreas41 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 01:11:55 CEST 2014

I have searched and read other reports about grey video and h264 not 
playing, but none of them had a solution to match my situation.
I have mplayer 1.0-pre3 and rc2 and svn from 2011 installed, had no 
issues or need to upgrade until it refused to play a newer h264 video 
(from a Mobius action camera, with newer firmware with newer compiled 
libraries) that differs slightly from older h264 video files. Perhaps 
that is a separate issue, but since the usual recommendation is to 
upgrade. I did so.
Now mplayer-1.1.1 will not play _ANY_ h264 video files in .mov .mp4 or 
.avi containers.
They all show a grey screen with corrupted-looking garbage blocks drawn 
from the top, refreshing to flat grey every keyframe.

Small sample video file, 4 seconds of a beaver pond:
5Mb output log and system information text file:

The important looking error message is at the following 4 lines:
Unsupported PixelFormat 61
Unsupported PixelFormat 53
Unsupported PixelFormat 81
[h264 @ 0x8bd5a80]top block unavailable for requested intra4x4 mode -1 
at 1 0

I've also upgraded yasm,x264,ffmpeg, and recompiled mplayer again, 
here's the long config.log in case the problem isn't apparent with the 
above file.

I also tried renaming the .mplayer directory so it wouldn't find my 
config files. No change.



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