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Lowie007 Offline
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Okay, I've done a bit of a search on here, and couldn't find anything related.

I'm running 0.1.7 and I can't get any of my .rmvb files to play. Well, I get audio, but no video. These files played on my xbox XBMC (it's out of action).

Anyone else having this problem? Any ideas on how to fix?

Cheers.
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wait for ffmpeg to implement the relevant codecs
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spiff Wrote:wait for ffmpeg to implement the relevant codecs

I've got no problem waiting, just wondering why the files worked on the xbox but not in this port?

Is it something that you can add yourself to the source and build that way? mplayer?

Thanks for the quick reply.
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because the xbox build also has mplayer which supports binary codecs (i.e. using the realplayer .dll codecs), something we really dont feel like adding to our player core (go open source!)
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spiff Wrote:because the xbox build also has mplayer which supports binary codecs (i.e. using the realplayer .dll codecs), something we really dont feel like adding to our player core (go open source!)

Thanks again Spiff. Now I know, I'm not banging my head trying to get the files to work.
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Information  Open source codecs are good, and closed source proprietary codecs are bad. Mmmmmmkay!
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The reason they work on the XBMC is that XBMC for Xbox uses MPlayer for playback of RealMedia RMVB files, (while XBMC for Linux and XBMC for Mac OS X does not use MPlayer but instead XBMC's in-house developed "DVDPlayer" video-player).

...and the reason MPlayer can playback RealMedia RMVB files (and XBMC's in-house developed "DVDPlayer" video-player can not) is that MPlayer can load closed-source binary DLL files that been taken from the proprietary RealPlayer, (while the in-house developed "DVDPlayer" video-player only uses the open source FFmpeg codec library).

Please read this wiki article for a much more detailed explanation and what YOU can do to speed the process:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Codec_and_Format_requests

PS! In the future please read the official XBMC FAQ and search the XBMC Online Mnual before posting in the forum, ...this perticular question happens to be answered in the FAQ:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=What_is_XBMC...to_XBMC.3F
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=What_is_XBMC...by_XBMC.3F

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
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Gamester17 Wrote:PS! In the future please read the official XBMC FAQ and search the XBMC Online Mnual before posting in the forum, ...this perticular question happens to be answered in the FAQ:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=What_is_XBMC...to_XBMC.3F
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=What_is_XBMC...by_XBMC.3F

Sorry about that. I only searched the OS X forum thinking that it was a Mac specific problem.

Again, thanks, I've got some more reading to do now. Big Grin
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[quote=Gamester17]

Please read this wiki article for a much more detailed explanation and what YOU can do to speed the process:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Codec_and_Format_requests

The links on that page need to be updated to reflect the change to *xbmc.org*

Thanks.

Otherwise good reading. Wish I knew enough to be able to help. I'll find a way.
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Quote:The reason they work on the XBMC is that XBMC for Xbox uses MPlayer for playback of RealMedia RMVB files, (while XBMC for Linux and XBMC for Mac OS X does not use MPlayer but instead XBMC's in-house developed "DVDPlayer" video-player).

When you mention this player: Is there a reason for mms streams to be played by DVDPlayer and not PAPlayer for Mac and Linux? I am missing the visualisation for my mms (music) streams. No idea if there are any video mms streams and that's the reason for DVDPlayer...
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MMS (Microsoft Media Services) is available for both video and audio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Media_Services
https://launchpad.net/libmms

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
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