Dan Stromberg | 15 Oct 00:19 2014

Buffering previous as well as next?

I often play movies over a slow sshfs using mplayer.

To deal with the slowness and jitter, I ask mplayer to buffer the movie,
mplayer -sid 0 -osdlevel 3 -ao sdl -vo x11 -fs -zoom -cache $((512*1024))
-cache-min 12  "movie.mkv"

This works great as long as I never want to skip backward a little bit to
see something again.  If I do skip backward, it takes 10's of minutes to
get back to performing reasonably.  Once mplayer adapts to my having
skipped backward a little bit, it's responsive again both forward and
backward as long as I don't skip too far.

Is there some option I can specify that will make mplayer keep some of the
already-played movie buffered, as well as some of the soon-to-be-played
movie that it's already doing?

Wayne | 12 Oct 17:12 2014

Re: AviSynth and MPlayer? (Reimar D?ffinger)

I may have found the approximate date where MPlayer stopped supporting AviSynth scripts.  It appears that
versions prior to 8/1/2010 (r31878) work okay, and those after that do not.  These later revisions simply
won't run any AVS script .. MPlayer just stops.

I've copied the log from the working version, the very next available version that doesn't work, and a
recent version that also doesn't work.  I'd hoping that MPlayer could be coaxed into supporting AviSynth
scripts again since the combination is a worthy tool for media work.  Unfortunately, r31878 is rather
ancient.  Was support for this intentionally dropped for some reason in 2010?  I'll provide whatever info
is needed if I'm able.  Thanks.

mplayer -nofontconfig -msglevel all=9 script.avs


Adding file script.avs
Config pushed level is now 2
Config pushed level is now 3
MPlayer Sherpya-SVN-r31878-4.2.5 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
CPU vendor name: GenuineIntel  max cpuid level: 2
CPU: Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 2.40GHz (Family: 15, Model: 2, Steppin
g: 9)
extended cpuid-level: 4
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
Testing OS support for SSE... yes.
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNowExt: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1 SSSE3: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
get_path('codecs.conf') -> 'C:/AvsPmod/scripts/mplayer/codecs.conf'
Reading C:/AvsPmod/scripts/mplayer/codecs.conf: parse error at line 135
Reading /mingw/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/mingw/etc/mplayer/codecs.co
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Arthur Marsh | 3 Oct 13:47 2014

build fails

current mplayer, ffmpeg as provided by svn update and git pull does this 

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

running make fails with

make -C ffmpeg libavcodec/libavcodec.a
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/mplayer/ffmpeg'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'libavcodec/x86/mlpdsp.c', needed by 
'libavcodec/x86/mlpdsp.o'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/mplayer/ffmpeg'
Makefile:773: recipe for target 'ffmpeg/libavcodec/libavcodec.a' failed
make: *** [ffmpeg/libavcodec/libavcodec.a] Error 2
Thomas Klausner | 3 Oct 10:26 2014

libdvdnav-5.0 compatibility


The latest mplayer release (1.1.1) does not build against the current
libdvdnav release. I've checked the SVN version, and the file has not
been adapted there either.

The build fails with:
stream/stream_dvdnav.c: In function 'mp_dvdnav_get_aid_from_format':
stream/stream_dvdnav.c:740:8: error: 'DVDNAV_FORMAT_AC3' undeclared (first use in this function)
stream/stream_dvdnav.c:740:8: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each
function it appears in
stream/stream_dvdnav.c:742:8: error: 'DVDNAV_FORMAT_DTS' undeclared (first use in this function)
stream/stream_dvdnav.c:744:8: error: 'DVDNAV_FORMAT_LPCM' undeclared (first use in this function)
stream/stream_dvdnav.c:746:8: error: 'DVDNAV_FORMAT_MPEGAUDIO' undeclared (first use in this function)

The defines have been renamed to DVDNAV_AUDIO_FORMAT_*, and
DVDNAV_FORMAT_MPEGAUDIO additionally lost its "AUDIO".

The new variables are in "dvdnav/dvd_types.h".

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Ilja Sekler | 2 Oct 20:54 2014

Build broken by a recent FFmpeg commit on Fedora 20 x86_64


an attempt to build MPlayer on Fedora 20 x86_64 with x264-{libs,devel}
from rpmfusion.org fails currently with

libavcodec/libx264.c: In function 'X264_init':
libavcodec/libx264.c:536:19: error: 'x264_param_t' has no member named 
          x4->params.i_avcintra_class = x4->avcintra_class;
libavcodec/libx264.c:653:32: warning: the address of 'val' will always 
evaluate as 'true' [-Waddress]
                  OPT_STR(param, val);
libavcodec/libx264.c:321:13: note: in definition of macro 'OPT_STR'
          if (param && (ret = x264_param_parse(&x4->params, opt, param)) 
< 0) { \
make[1]: *** [libavcodec/libx264.o] Error 1
make[1]: 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 -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=200112 
-D_XOPEN_SOURCE=600 -D_ISOC99_SOURCE -I. -Iffmpeg -O4 -march=native 
-mtune=native -pipe -ffast-math -fomit-frame-pointer -fno-tree-vectorize 
-Ilibdvdread4  -fpie -DPIC -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/include/   -D_REENTRANT 
-I/usr/include/freetype2 -DZLIB_CONST -I/usr/include/bs2b  -c -o 
libmpcodecs/ve_x264.o libmpcodecs/ve_x264.c
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S Andreason | 19 Sep 01:11 2014

h264 video is grey, corrupted, after upgrade to 1.1.1

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  <at>  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 
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Nicholas Robbins | 16 Sep 01:54 2014

Only dump forced subtitles.

I would like to only dump subtitle entries that are marked as 'forced' from a non-forced subtitle stream in a mkv.

I tried using the -forcedsubsonly but it doesn't seem to make a difference. The files with and without it are
exactly the same, even though I know that most of the subs are not actually forced. 

My command:

mencoder IN.mkv  -vobsubout test -vobsuboutindex 0 -sid 0  -nosound -ovc frameno -o /dev/null -msglevel
vobsub=9 -forcedsubsonly

Am I doing this right? 
Puneet B | 15 Sep 12:52 2014

Re: Welcome to the "MPlayer-users" mailing list

Hi All,

I want to use alsa plugin with mplayer . how can i do it?.
i need to play one audio in HPL and one more audio in HPR of same soundcard
at a time.


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Ben Edwards | 12 Sep 23:26 2014

Blackmagic DeckLink Support?

Done a bit of looking around and have seen reference to Blackmagic DeckLink
but nothing definitive.  So are the cards sported on Windows or Linux?  Do
I need to compile from source, what options?  how do I get output sent to
decklink card?  Can I send video down decklink and audio through sound card?

I am using a Blackmagic DeckLink Mini Monitor and wish to send video down



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Jim Cross | 11 Sep 09:32 2014
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MPlayer – changing ‘ao=’ codec order in mplayer.conf does not appear to work for per user config?

Please see further below for post on ‘stack overflow’, currently no
response to this issue.

To remove the 'failed' warning and improve response time to play an audio
stream, I would like to change the order audio codecs are selected but
using the 'user' config file, I have tried but it does not appear to work?

(It works in the system wide config file and also adding '-ao alsa' in the
command to MPlayer but these could be considered more 'hackish' than
editing a user config file - it is also easier to develop against using the
'user' config file...)


Quoting mplayer.conf:
" Configuration files are read system-wide from /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
and per user from ~/.mplayer/config, where per-user settings override
system-wide settings, all of which are overrriden by the command line."

However, changing the order of audio codec so that 'alsa' is first in user
config file does not appear to work.

My preference is to leave the /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf file as is and make
changes to the mplayer.conf file in ~/.mplayer/config

Using the following line: 'ao=alsa,pulse,sdl:aalib' only works in the
/etc/mplayer conf file and therefore don't appear to be overridden by the
'per-user' settings.

Also, I would prefer not to start mplayer with the '-ao alsa' option
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Grant | 9 Sep 00:04 2014

Acceleration works in xbmc, not in mplayer

I'm using a Gigabyte Brix 2807 and video is accelerated in xbmc with
VAAPI but not in mplayer (or vlc).  What could I be missing?  I'm on

- Grant