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    Default mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    This a puzzle. I'll do my best to explain.

    I have this situation:




    Gnome or kde makes no odds.

    All other players: vlc, kaffeine, totem
    All play the audio fine (aac).

    Later I'll upload a clip, if it helps?
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    Smile Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    If it were possible to post a clip some where it could help us see the problem. Otherwise, you would have to assume some sort of change occurred with the exact encoding method, though I am no expert on this issue. Perhaps if one could find a system where it works and were it does not, it could be helpful.

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    Default Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    If it were an encoding issue, why would a not updated openSUSE play it in SMPlayer?
    I'll PM you a link, as I'm unsure about copyright.
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    Default Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    If it were an encoding issue, why would a not updated openSUSE play it in SMPlayer?
    I'll PM you a link, as I'm unsure about copyright.
    But then of course, I was asking, why does SMPlayer play the earlier encoded videos OK
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    Default Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    OK
    So here is the media info:

    1. The Most Recent Encode:
    Code:
    Format                           : MPEG-4Format profile                   : Base Media
    Codec ID                         : isom
    File size                        : 167 MiB
    Duration                         : 29mn 13s
    Overall bit rate                 : 800 Kbps
    Writing application              : Lavf53.2.0
    
    
    Video
    ID                               : 1
    Format                           : AVC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                   : Main@L3.0
    Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames        : 4 frames
    Codec ID                         : avc1
    Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration                         : 29mn 13s
    Bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Bit rate                         : 699 Kbps
    Width                            : 640 pixels
    Height                           : 360 pixels
    Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                  : Constant
    Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
    Standard                         : PAL
    Color space                      : YUV
    Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                        : 8 bits
    Scan type                        : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.121
    Stream size                      : 146 MiB (87%)
    
    
    Audio
    ID                               : 2
    Format                           : AAC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format version                   : Version 4
    Format profile                   : LC
    Format settings, SBR             : Yes
    Format settings, PS              : No
    Codec ID                         : 40
    Duration                         : 29mn 13s
    Bit rate mode                    : Constant
    Bit rate                         : 96.0 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
    Channel positions                : Front: L R
    Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
    Stream size                      : 19.8 MiB (12%)

    2. The One Done some Weeks back
    Code:
    Format                           : MPEG-4Format profile                   : Base Media
    Codec ID                         : isom
    File size                        : 635 MiB
    Duration                         : 59mn 7s
    Overall bit rate                 : 1 502 Kbps
    Genre                            : Factual
    Encoded date                     : 2011-06-09T20:00:00+01:00
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2011-06-10 02:59:08
    Writing application              : Lavf52.64.2
    Cover                            : Yes
    rtng                             : 2
    stik                             : 10
    tves                             : 2
    
    
    Video
    ID                               : 1
    Format                           : AVC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                   : Main@L3.0
    Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames        : 4 frames
    Codec ID                         : avc1
    Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration                         : 59mn 7s
    Duration_LastFrame               : -40ms
    Bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Bit rate                         : 1 402 Kbps
    Width                            : 832 pixels
    Height                           : 468 pixels
    Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                  : Constant
    Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
    Standard                         : PAL
    Color space                      : YUV
    Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                        : 8 bits
    Scan type                        : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.144
    Stream size                      : 593 MiB (93%)
    
    
    Audio
    ID                               : 2
    Format                           : AAC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format version                   : Version 4
    Format profile                   : LC
    Format settings, SBR             : Yes
    Format settings, PS              : No
    Codec ID                         : 40
    Duration                         : 59mn 7s
    Bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Bit rate                         : 96.0 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
    Channel positions                : Front: L R
    Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
    Stream size                      : 40.1 MiB (6%)
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    Default Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    caf4926, I looked at that sketch in your first post, and it does not make much sense to me, unless you are testing across multiple boot partitions (or PCs).

    Are you saying the following ?
    • video encoded today with ffmpeg ( ? ) can't be played by smplayer/mplayer of today (version please ? )
    • video encoded yesterday with ffmpeg ( ? ) CAN be played by smplayer/mplayer of today
    • video encoded today with ffmpeg ( ? ) CAN be played by an older smplayer/player (version please ?)
    • video encoded yesterday with ffmpeg ( ? ) CAN be played by smplayer/mplayer of yesterday


    At the risk of stating the obvious which unfortunately may not even be relevant, I note this:

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    OK
    So here is the media info:

    1. The Most Recent Encode:
    Code:
    Writing application              : Lavf53.2.0

    2. The One Done some Weeks back
    Code:
    Writing application              : Lavf52.64.2
    I think "Lavf", is "LibAVFormat" which is the ffmpeg file parser. I don't think its an encoder.

    Ergo could it be that there is something with the file parsing ? ie the wrapper/packaging, where today's mplayer/smplayer is a bit fussier than yesterday's mplayer/smplayer, and the change in LibAVFormat has modified the wrapper/packaging (call it the file parsing).

    My apologies for my horrible non-technical description and bad terminology.

    Ergo to summarize my rather speculative look : today's smplayer/mplayer has a problem with videos wrapped/parsed with Lavf53.2.0 ?

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    Default Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    Ergo to summarize my rather speculative look : today's smplayer/mplayer has a problem with videos wrapped/parsed with Lavf53.2.0
    I think you hit right on the situation there Lee.

    I am booting 3 installations of openSUSE 11.4 (2 are fully updated and have the problem) (1 is not quite so up to date and is OK)

    These video files are downloaded with get_iplayer and ffmpeg is used in the conversion process.

    So let me try and re-summarise:

    The not so updated openSUSE can play all the files, old or newly downloaded.
    The updated openSUSE can only play the older files.

    When I say play, I mean the video does play, it's just the audio that doesn't work, the actual video is fine.
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    Default Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    This confusing. It may be something other than s/mplayer. As a versioncheck shows:

    Working Install:
    Code:
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.1.x86_64
    gnome-mplayer-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.x86_64
    gmplayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.4.x86_64
    gnome-mplayer-lang-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.noarch
    Not Working:
    Code:
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.1.x86_64
    gnome-mplayer-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.x86_64
    gmplayer-1.0rc4_r33574-1.pm.1.3.x86_64
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    Default Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    This confusing. It may be something other than s/mplayer. As a versioncheck shows:

    Working Install:
    Code:
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.1.x86_64
    gnome-mplayer-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.x86_64
    gmplayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.4.x86_64
    gnome-mplayer-lang-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.noarch
    Not Working:
    Code:
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.1.x86_64
    gnome-mplayer-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.x86_64
    gmplayer-1.0rc4_r33574-1.pm.1.3.x86_64
    Those are just front ends.

    Is it not the MPlayer version that is more important ?

    I also assume with those front ends that you have the same output audio mode selected (for an apples to apples comparison).

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    Smile Re: mplayer/smplayer audio issue 11.4_64

    So the link Carl sent plays just fine on two up to date openSUSE 11.4 64 bit PC's, but I have updated to mplayer2 on both computers and no longer use the old mplayer2. Of course, from the link I got, I used Totem to actually play the video, if that makes any difference which was my only choice in Firefox.

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