Microsoft DVR-MS video container support request - Printable Version
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- John Donaghy - 2007-03-30 20:52
I've uploaded a new version of mplayer.dll based on the mplayer_prelim sources as promised. The main change is that it should more generally be able to correctly detect the audio stream.
There could be some unexpected regressions though given that it is based on mplayer_prelim but also some improvements (e.g. aspect ratio should now work).
Feedback (both good and bad) appreciated.
Also, dont forget to back up your old mplayer.dll and use at your own risk.
- xino - 2007-03-31 05:18
i am not greedy but I want XBMC to be able to play flash files
- Macfox - 2007-04-09 05:34
John Donaghy Wrote:I've uploaded a new version of mplayer.dll based on the mplayer_prelim sources as promised. The main change is that it should more generally be able to correctly detect the audio stream.
John you're a champ. Audio detection now works for us Aussies as per the AC3/MP2 detection. I'll spread the news to the Mediaportal XBMC integration users. Keep up the good work.
- John Donaghy - 2007-04-09 16:33
Macfox Wrote:John you're a champ. Audio detection now works for us Aussies as per the AC3/MP2 detection. I'll spread the news to the Mediaportal XBMC integration users. Keep up the good work.
I'm glad it works for you. Thanks to some help I got from Jon Elwood (who is working on adding this to DVRMSToolbox - see here) we discovered that the method in the dll I posted doesnt always work. So some people might still have problems detecting the audio. However that's now fixed and should be available once this is incorporated into mplayer_prelim.
Can you also let me know if there are any sync issues or picture jerkiness with this latest version? I saw a couple of problems on some recordings I had but I'm not sure what the cause was.
BTW who are the Mediaportal XBMC integration users? Is there a thread somewhere for this?
- Macfox - 2007-04-10 04:32
Mediaportal - XMBC plugin by Chad
We needed this update as MP only records in DVR-MS currently. Up til now you had to transcode to play under XBMC. Now it just works.
I haven't seen any breakup or sync issues apart from a the tiny bit of breakup after ffw or rew. Other than that, no issues for me.
I'll keep testing and report back any issues.
Shameless request - fvfv - 2007-04-13 05:41
I finally got my first dvr-ms file to play fine on the XBOX. I honestly think you are one of the first developers that have been able to create a non-unix mplayer that plays dvr-ms.
My shameless request : Can you either build or show me the steps on how to build a windows binary (being cyg-win or mingw) of mplayer that can play dvr-ms and works as good as the one you built ?
When I removed the reference to "-demuxer 35" on my "movie.dvr-ms.conf" file, the file played quite good, on sync and with good sound. So I believe you built an mplayer that does not need the asf demuxer.
I cannot believe that initial support for dvr-ms has been around since 2004 and on 2007 I am still unable to play dvr-ms with the latest win32 binaries.
Thanks for your support.
- elupus - 2007-04-13 22:30
get new a mplayer from their svn today, build.. play with -demuxer lavf... his patch for ffmpeg has been accepted.
speaking of wich, John, there where some comments on the svn log mailing list on your patch.
- elupus - 2007-04-14 18:02
do you have an alternate patch that you use when building with our mplayer version? tried the one for mplayer's demuxer, but it crashes on dvr-ms files and gives no video on non dvr-ms files (due to missing fps/frametime)
<edit> found the missing fps/framerate, still have crashes thou </edit>
<edit> forgot about this message completely, i've got it to work </edit>
- John Donaghy - 2007-04-14 20:48
Are you porting the patch I submitted to the Mplayer dev list? I can send you a version that works against the XBMC player_prelim sources if you like.
For what's it's worth I think we should go ahead and release it now that Nico has given it a tentative thumbs up.
- John Donaghy - 2007-04-15 05:05
fvfv Wrote:I finally got my first dvr-ms file to play fine on the XBOX. I honestly think you are one of the first developers that have been able to create a non-unix mplayer that plays dvr-ms.
Jon Elwood (DVRMSToolbox) has been creating Windows builds of MPlayer with my changes as well as a few of his own tweaks. You can download a prebuilt binary here: