I have observed a recurring problem with video files. Very often the error stated below occurs when I try to play few files, but not when playing few other videos.
The error is:
“Mplayer has finished unexpedtedly. Exit code: 1”
How can i get rid of this recurring error.
MPlayer dev-SVN-r33321-4.5-openSUSE Linux 11.4 (i686)-Packman (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
Can’t open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can’t init input joystick
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
[AO_ALSA] Format ac3be is not supported by hardware, trying default.
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch ac3le (2 bytes per sample)
[Mixer] No hardware mixing, inserting volume filter.
[format] Sample format big-endian AC3 not yet supported
Unsupported PixelFormat 61
Unsupported PixelFormat 53
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
[swscaler @ 0x89e3e80]using unscaled yuv420p → rgb24 special converter
VO: [xv] 1280x720 => 1280x720 Planar YV12
MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: av_sync
MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a ‘gdb’ backtrace and
disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
MPlayer crashed. This shouldn’t happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code or in your drivers or in your
gcc version. If you think it’s MPlayer’s fault, please read
DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can’t and
won’t help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
Yes I am very much sure, this is a valid video file. I have downloaded many video files from internet from this uploader (viz. HDLiTE) and they play all well. The same file can be played on windows without any error.
Many other .mkv files too can be played in Suse without any errors.
Yap, I have also encountered same problem and it is (or now was) bug in MPlayer (consequently SMPlayer and KMPlayer), so I changed to VLC (just to say that SMPlayer is my favorite), but I haven’t been back to verify in a while. I haven’t even took a note of MPlayer version.
I note on my 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 laptop that the command ‘smplayer somefile.flv’ and ‘smplayer somefile.mp4’ works fine, but the command ‘mplayer somefile.flv’ and ‘mplayer somefile.mp4’ has problems. I’m currently travelling on the road on vacation (returning tonight) and can’t look into this now.
I was able to reproduce that error. It seems to be a conflict between mplayer’s softvol option and AC3 through S/PDIF. I was able to play the video by disabling the softvol option. With smplayer you can do it by going to Preferences > Audio Tab and uncheck “use software volume control”.
I’m back at home, and note that my desktop with 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 does not have this behaviour, and it plays .flv and .mp4 with no problem with smplayer and with mplayer. However my laptop (also running a 64-bit openSUSE-11.3) had a problem with mplayer and .mp4 and .flv. I need to compare the setup/configurations later this week and assuming I can still reproduce the problem on my laptop, check to see where it is different from my desktop.