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Re: MPlayer and Windows Media videos--sound, but no picture!



On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 19:05, Clint Harshaw wrote:
> Temlakos wrote:
> > Everyone:
> > 
> > Mplayer has a problem with Windows Media ".wmv" files and, for that
> > matter, QuickTime ".mov" files. Mozilla's plugin for those files gives
> > me sound, but no picture. I can play MPEG's and .asf files without a
> > problem--picture and sound--and I also can play any commercial DVD
> > (though mplayer doesn't let me see the interactive menu, but just lets
> > me select the title and chapter by the numbers). A lot of Web sites out
> > there offer streaming video in the ".wmv" format, and it's a little
> > annoying to get them with sound, but no picture. (I also installed
> > RealPlayer 10, and that plays videos without a problem.)
> > 
> > I'll take any suggestion I can get.
> > 
> > Temlakos
> 
> I've got just the opposite behavior. When I point my browser to this url 
> to see the Blade: Trinity trailer I get the video but no sound with 
> mplayer in mozilla:
> 
> http://www.apple.com/trailers/newline/blade_trinity/trailer/
> 
> I suspect it's a codec problem, but oddly Mandrake 10 doesn't suffer the 
> same problem.

And when I tried to watch one of those trailers, I got neither picture
nor sound! It reshaped the frame to go along with the wide-screen aspect
ratio, and completed its buffering, and then...nothing.

Temlakos



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