Starbuck | 29 Oct 13:58 2014

MPlayer 1.1 build for Windows with correct parsing of Blu-ray subtitles

Did anybody succeed to get a WIndows build with libbluray enabled and
correct subtitles parsing?

I can't get one...
adam | 29 Oct 11:04 2014

MPlayer FAQ on Matrox G550

Is the Chapter 8.2 Q5 of the MPlayer FAQ still current? 

That sends me to the mga_vid section here,  
4.5. Matrox framebuffer (mga_vid) 

which in turn directs me here, 

I ask before building MPlayer with those instructions and the 
latest mga_vid-2.6.27-2008-10-19.tar.gz. 

Am on Ubuntu 14.04, Intel, with a Matrox G550 dual-head card. 

$ uname -r

$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd.
Millennium G550 (rev 01)
Jim Cross | 27 Oct 14:13 2014
Jim Cross <jimgcross <at>>

[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or directory

Feeling bad to ask yet another question....

But before I undertake another 'config' and 'make' which takes around three
to four hours to complete, I wanted to get some feedback first, just in
cast another compile does not work.

I rebuilt from scratch both debian and mplayer but did not include 'sudo
apt-get install alsa-oss' as it was not clear if needed or not.

Although I don't appear to have a problem playing audio streams, I noticed
the following:

Start MPlayer with:
mplayer -slave -novideo -cache 320 -cache-min 0 -quiet -volume 60
-key-fifo-size 2 -input file=/run/shm/mpcontrol -idle

When playing streams such as:
echo 'loadlist' >>

Get MPlayer message - stream does play OK:
[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or
AO: [alsa] 44100Hz 2ch floatle (4 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...

I think my question is: To clear up the "[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open
audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or directory" message, would (or
should) the following work...?:
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Stefan Monnier | 27 Oct 01:55 2014

Getting audio out of mplayer on Android

I'm trying to get mplayer to play DVDs on my Android "TV stick".

I have mplayer's video output working (outputting to fbdev), but can't
get a sound.  The problem seems to be that when mplayer tries to open
the audio device (using ALSA) it gets told that the device is busy
because it's already used by the Android "mediaserver" process.

So to get sounds, I need mplayer to send its audio samples to Android's
mediaserver (which apparently uses an API called AudioFlinger).

Is there a corresponding "audio output" plugin for it?
If not, does anyone know of some potentially round-about way to get it
working (e.g. using some network audio protocol)?

Zongyao Qu | 26 Oct 15:49 2014

mplayer crashed with vda h264 decoder

Hi I filed the same ticket to ffmpeg too.

I am not sure what the root cause it really is, the ffmpeg issue or mplayer
issue, would you please take a look.
Thank you.
#4056: mplayer crashed with vda h264 decoder
             Reporter:  niltsh   |                     Type:  defect
               Status:  new      |                 Priority:  important
            Component:  avcodec  |                  Version:  git-master
             Keywords:           |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:           |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0        |
 Hi  although this issue is reproduced with mplayer, but in the log I think
 it should be related with ffmpeg too.
 Please help to take a look.

 HW late 2011Macbook Pro intel core 7
 Sw 10.10 latest ffmpeg and latest mplayer

 When compling mplayer , i used ffmpeg src dirctly and used --enable-
 decoder=vda for mplayer's configure.

 Compling is fine, but when try to opeb any h264 content with ffh264vda
 decoder, the following error came out.

 [h264_vda  <at>  0x10136b590]Could not find an AVHWAccel for the pixel format:
 vda_vldAssertion choices[n] != AV_PIX_FMT_NONE failed at
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Jim Cross | 25 Oct 14:13 2014
Jim Cross <jimgcross <at>>

Streams intermittently play or don't?

Apologies for posting another issue so soon after upgrading....

I have some example streams that intermittently play and don't such as:

When they play, they play without fault.

For example:

pi <at> raspberrypi ~ $ mplayer -novideo -nocache -volume 70 -quiet -playlist
Resolving for AF_INET...
Connecting to server[]: 80...

Cache size set to 0 KBytes
Unknown entry type Version=2
MPlayer SVN-r37303-4.6 (C) 2000-2014 MPlayer Team

Resolving for AF_INET...
Connecting to server[]: 80...

Name   : Absolute Radio
Genre  : Rock
Public : yes
Bitrate: Quality -1.00kbit/s
Cache size set to 0 KBytes
Stream not seekable!
libavformat version 56.10.100 (internal)
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Jim Cross | 23 Oct 13:48 2014
Jim Cross <jimgcross <at>>

Cache empty, consider increasing -cache and/or -cache-min. [performance issue]

I have quite a few example audio streams that I can not get to play using
MPlayer, although the streams work in chrome's browser.

As one example, I have tried the below 'playlist' file (or it's contents)
but get the further below (typical) output.
I have tried many options with and without -cache sizes together
with/without many -cache-min values.

Could this be a bug (in the current version I'm using?) or is there another
option that can be applied to get the stream to start playing?:

$ mplayer -playlist
Resolving for AF_INET...
Connecting to server[]: 80...

Cache size set to 320 KBytes
MPlayer svn r34540 (Debian), built with gcc-4.6 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team

Resolving for AF_INET...
Connecting to server[]: 8000...

Name   : OPUS 64KB airadio - video game music & many other more...
Genre  : VideoGame DemoScene MOD Tracker KeyGen VGM Score Chiptunes 8bit
1bit Low-fi C64 VGRemix Video Game
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Starbuck | 22 Oct 23:29 2014

(no subject)

Sorry for top posting but I'm emailing from Gmail and dunno how to proceed

-demuxer lavf is worse, no stream detected, no playback...

mplayer.exe -slave -noconfig all -noquiet -nocache -nofs -nomouseinput -vo
-ao null -frames 0 -demuxer lavf -msglevel identify=6 -bluray-device F:\
MPlayer sherpya-r37260+g8c63a0d-4.9-win32 (C) 2000-2014 MPlayer Team

Playing br://1.
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Starbuck | 21 Oct 15:43 2014

Improve libbluray support for subtitles

MPlayer  1.1 fails to parse Blu-ray subtitles whiule MPlayer2 and VLC 2 are

And I'm a MPlayer 1.1 user... and not able to hack MPlayer 1.1 code....


MPlayer 1.1

MPlayer Redxii-SVN-r35203-4.6.2 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team

Playing br://14.

libavformat version 54.28.100 (internal)

TS file format detected.

VIDEO MPEG2(pid=4113) AUDIO A52(pid=4352) NO SUBS (yet)! PROGRAM N. 1

VIDEO: MPEG2 720x480 (aspect 3) 29.970 fps 9800.0 kbps (1225.0 kbyte/s)

Opening video filter: [screenshot]

Opening video filter: [yadif]


Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family

libavcodec version 54.58.100 (internal)
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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/
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