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Can't play some files

Postby paulsiu on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:41 am

In the past, Linux Mint 5 has managed to play just about every video file I throw at it. Recently, I gotten a file that it didn't play. It's some sort of flv file with the following codec:

Video - ffh264
Audio - faad

I believe faad is already in the library, but I don't see ffh264. It seems to play under windows using smplayer, so it's just a matter of finding the right codec?

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Re: Can't play some files

Postby nick on Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi

Have you got ffmpeg installed, and x264? both in Synaptic.

If so I "think" it should work in Mplayer

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Re: Can't play some files

Postby distoaddict on Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:10 pm

nick wrote:Hi

Have you got ffmpeg installed, and x264? both in Synaptic.

If so I "think" it should work in Mplayer

Nick


If not try VLC .it plays almost anything.
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Re: Can't play some files

Postby paulsiu on Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:24 pm

nick wrote:Hi

Have you got ffmpeg installed, and x264? both in Synaptic.

If so I "think" it should work in Mplayer

Nick


Yes, both ffmpeg and x264 is in place, but the file cannot be played. I did download and compile the latest ffmpeg and x264 and notice that it can detect the format. However, I haven't figure out how to make mplayer make use of the new ffmpeg.


distoaddict wrote:If not try VLC .it plays almost anything.


Almost, apparently not this format. VLC also does not play real player files, otherwise I would use it all the time.

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Re: Can't play some files

Postby paulsiu on Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:29 am

OK,

The problem only appears to be with a FLV file that has H264 or Mpeg4 encoding. All other files appears to work. The FLV with H264 only appears on a few sites so it's not too much of a big deal. What's weird is that VLC on windows plays these files perfectly as does smplayer.

see: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/353005
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