Desmond Coertzen | 23 Apr 22:45 2014

Raspbian frame decode error stride changed

Hi there, a little help please.

I have a divx file encoded with mencoder. I cannot play it back on my
mplayer compiled from svn on raspbian arm-linux. Audio works, but image
frames break with

[mpeg4  <at>  0xbdb920]get_buffer() failed (stride changed)
Error while decoding frame!
A:   0.3 V:   0.1 A-V:  0.234 ct:  0.001   3/  3 ??% ??% ??,?% 2 0

I used -vo x11, no filters. Verbose output:

MPlayer SVN-r37157-4.6 (C) 2000-2014 MPlayer Team
libavformat version 55.37.101 (internal)
AVI file format detected.
[aviheader] Video stream found, -vid 0
[aviheader] Audio stream found, -aid 1
VIDEO:  [DIVX]  656x370  24bpp  29.970 fps  798.5 kbps (97.5 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
 Software: MEncoder SVN-r36353-4.5
Load subtitles in ./
[gl] no GLX support present

I found some info on the mailing list here:

I'm on the newest svn revision of mplayer on the raspberry device. The file
I'm trying to play does play on my other mplayer builds on i386-linux.

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Alexander Strasser | 18 Apr 20:06 2014

OpenSSL Heartbeat bug

Our server hosting the Trac issue tracker was vulnerable to the attack
against OpenSSL known as "heartbleed". The OpenSSL software library was
updated on 7th of April, shortly after the vulnerability was publicly
disclosed. We have changed the private keys (and certificates) for all
MPlayer servers. The new SHA1 fingerprints are:      d0 4c 1f d0 08 f6 e0 24 f0 2c 31 de 4d 01 45 04 32 2e 36 29 2a 1c d7 a5 7e 39 6a bc c3 55 22 88 ba 2a cd e0 1f c1 9f 6e

We encourage you to read up on "OpenSSL heartbleed"[1]. It is possible
that login data for the issue tracker was exposed to people exploiting
this security hole. You might want to change your password in the tracker
and everywhere else you used that same password.

[1] For example here:
Roger Pack | 16 Apr 02:31 2014

low latency streaming receiver with audio

I'm aware of the fabulous

mplayer -benchmark <my streaming url here> which has basically
awesomely low latency (with video only streams).

mplayer -benchmark udp:// (mpeg realtime stream).

I'm now it possible to kind of get low latency when
mplayer is receiving a stream that includes both video and audio?
I.e. I want to playback the audio, but I don't want it to cause any
slowdown in the video, etc.
Any thoughts/solutions out there?
Just thought I'd ask before diving into some "audio speedup filter" or its like.
Thank you.
Dorsey Drane | 13 Apr 19:18 2014

Newbie Help needed

I'm new to mplayer. I'm using it to get snapshots of home movies that 
have been converted to Blu-ray discs. I'm using a Sony VAIP laptop 
running 64-bit Windows 8. I'm starting it this with a desktop shortcut 
that has this as its target:

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\MPlayer for Windows\mplayer.exe" -nosound
    -vf screenshot -fps 24 -gui -pvr spect=2 -bluray-device

(I don't understand most of those options.)

Sometimes this works fine. Most time it doesn't. Problems I'm having:

  * When it starts the display screen is a solid yellow-green color. No
    output is displayed.  Sometimes I can get the video playing by
    pausing, single stepping, letting it run, etc. But this is seldom.
  * When I give up, I pause the execution and start a second process
    using the command above. Most times the second execution starts
    fine. When this happens I can kill the first execution and work with
    the second.
  * Sometimes the second, third, fourth and more executions fail. I'm in
    that situation now.  That's what caused me to post this cry for help
    this morning.

Probably some of my options need fixing.  Any suggestions?

- Thanks
Timo Sintonen | 13 Apr 18:42 2014

How to get sound from sound card?

I have connected video signal to video input of bt848 card and audio signal to line input of sound card.
Mplayer can play video just fine but whatever I put to audio options, I always get "no audio" message. 

My system is Slackware Linux and I have normal alsa sound. The audio signal comes in, I have tested it with
mixer and jack. 

What options I have to give to get audio?

Luukku Plus -paketilla pääset eroon tila- ja turvallisuusongelmista.
Hanki Luukku Plus ja helpotat elämääsi.
Arthur Marsh | 13 Apr 18:03 2014

some flac files not playing correctly

After just re-running SVN update,

./configure --cc=gcc-4.9 --host-cc=gcc-4.9

and make, I'm getting the following error with some flac files (this was 
a rip of a CD):

  /usr/src/mplayer/mplayer -v 10.innocen* > mplayer.log 2>&1

amarsh04 <at> am64:~$ more mplayer.log
  more mplayer.log
No protocol specified
xprop:  unable to open display ''
MPlayer SVN-r37150-4.9 (C) 2000-2014 MPlayer Team
CPU vendor name: AuthenticAMD  max cpuid level: 5
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor (Family: 16, Model: 5, Stepping: 3)
extended cpuid-level: 27
extended cache-info: 33587520
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNowExt: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1 SSE3: 1 
SSSE3: 0 S
SE4: 0 SSE4.2: 0 AVX: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowExt SSE SSE2 
get_path('codecs.conf') -> '/home/amarsh04/.mplayer/codecs.conf'
Reading optional codecs config file /home/amarsh04/.mplayer/codecs.conf: 
No such
  file or directory
Reading optional codecs config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 
No such
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kl.esk | 13 Apr 14:59 2014

DTS playback problem

Linux Aides-Hades 3.14.0-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 5 06:00:12
UTC 2014 i686 GNU/Linux

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2007521 28. Feb 05:21 /lib/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3692466 28. Feb 05:21 /lib/libc.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     246 28. Feb 05:20 /lib/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      12 28. Feb 05:21 /lib/ ->

gcc-Version 4.8.2 20140206 (prerelease) (GCC) 
GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.24
GNU assembler (GNU Binutils) 2.24

Copyright 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms
of the GNU General Public License version 3 or later.
This program has absolutely no warranty.
This assembler was configured for a target of `i686-pc-linux-gnu'.
processor	: 0
vendor_id	: AuthenticAMD
cpu family	: 6
model		: 10
model name	: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+
stepping	: 0
cpu MHz		: 2088.027
cache size	: 512 KB
physical id	: 0
siblings	: 1
core id		: 0
cpu cores	: 1
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Julian Sikorski | 6 Apr 08:56 2014

Can mplayer bitstream HD audio (DTS DH MA/Dolby TrueHD) over HDMI?

Dear all,

is mplayer capable of bitstreaming HD audio over HDMI?I was trying to 
find information about this yesterday and it seems ffmpeg can do this 
since 2010 [1]. When I tried using -ac hwac3 with a file with DTS HD MA 
soundtrack, the AVR was only receiving DTS core. This was with mplayer 
svn, ffmpeg-2.1 and nvidia binary drivers on Fedora 20.
Thank you for your support in advance.

Best regards,

Giorgio Vazzana | 5 Apr 13:28 2014

Assertion failed / double free


could someone please give a look at this? Thanks.

holden <at> thinky:~$ mplayer -v -ao alsa
MPlayer SVN-r37124-4.4.3 (C) 2000-2014 MPlayer Team
CPU vendor name: GenuineIntel  max cpuid level: 2
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Mobile CPU      1133MHz (Family: 6,
Model: 11, Stepping: 1)
extended cpuid-level: 4
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNowExt: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0 SSE3: 0
SSSE3: 0 SSE4: 0 SSE4.2: 0 AVX: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE CMOV
get_path('codecs.conf') -> '/home/holden/.mplayer/codecs.conf'
Reading optional codecs config file /home/holden/.mplayer/codecs.conf:
No such file or directory
Reading optional codecs config file
/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
Using MMX (with tiny bit MMX2) Optimized OnScreenDisplay
get_path('fonts') -> '/home/holden/.mplayer/fonts'
Configuration: --enable-gui --disable-vidix --disable-mencoder
CommandLine: '-v' '-ao' 'alsa' ''
Using nanosleep() timing
get_path('input.conf') -> '/home/holden/.mplayer/input.conf'
Parsing input config file /home/holden/.mplayer/input.conf
Input config file /home/holden/.mplayer/input.conf parsed: 92 binds
get_path('.conf') -> '/home/holden/.mplayer/.conf'
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Safarin Samsudin | 4 Apr 04:09 2014

Re: [Solved] Decoder output

Hi All,
Hi Wm4 and Reimar,

After I do some investigation and get help from your hint/clue, I found out
the output come from i965_drv_video C library.
Thanks guys for helping me.

On Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 3:33 AM, Reimar Döffinger
<Reimar.Doeffinger <at>>wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 05:57:54PM +0800, Safarin Samsudin wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Hi Wm4,
> >
> > Sorry, I also unable to google those thing because not sure what is the
> > correct keyword for my question. But my concern is to have the output
> when
> > playing mplayer like this.
> >
> > frame_count = 1
> > handle = 16
> > size = 552960
> > used size = 518400
> > srcx = 0
> > srcy = 0
> > srcw = 720
> > srch = 480
> >
> > Which I take this snapshot from website..
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Sean Darcy | 2 Apr 19:02 2014

snapshot build dies in libvo

Building 2014-04-01 snapshot on Fedora 20, gcc-4.8.2-7.fc20.x86_64:

cc -MMD -MP -Wundef -Wall -Wno-switch -Wno-parentheses -Wpointer-arith 
-Wredundant-decls -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes 
-Wdisabled-optimization -Wno-pointer-sign -Wdeclaration-after-statement 
-std=gnu99 -Werror-implicit-function-declaration 
-Iffmpeg -O4 -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -pipe -ffast-math 
-fomit-frame-pointer -fno-tree-vectorize -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE 
-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -Ofast -march=native 
-mtune=native -fopenmp -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -fpie -DPIC 
-D_REENTRANT -I/usr/include/   -D_REENTRANT   -I/usr/include/cdda 
-I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/opus  -I/usr/include/bs2b 
-I/usr/include/dirac  -I/usr/include/schroedinger-1.0 
-I/usr/include/orc-0.4  -pthread -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 
-I/usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 
-I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/pixman-1 
-I/usr/include/libdrm -I/usr/include/libpng16 
-I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/libpng16 
-I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/harfbuzz 
-I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 
-I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/freetype2   -c -o 
libvo/vo_fbdev.o libvo/vo_fbdev.c
In file included from libvo/fastmemcpy.h:25:0,
                  from libvo/vo_dxr3.c:41:
libvo/video_out_internal.h:41:20: error: expected identifier or '(' 
before 'void'
  #define draw_slice NULL
./libmpcodecs/vf.h:72:12: note: in expansion of macro 'draw_slice'
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