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Author:  graysky [ Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  mplayer playing corrupted media

Sounds odd, but I have a 60 minute x264 video (home video) that's on a DVD that apperently went bad. I get CRC errors when I try to copy it from the DVD to my KM box or to a number of other machines. Long story short, I was able to "recover" it - or at least copy the damaged file off the media using jfilerecovery. My problem is that mplayer will only play the video up to the damaged section. Then it abruptly exits.

If I play it from within Windows (mplayerc) it plays over the damaged section (no video for about 2 sec) and continues on allowing playback. My question: is there a switch I can add to my mplayer option line that will allow this?


Author:  cliffsjunk [ Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:17 am ]
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You could try copying the disk (ignoring errors) and see if that
makes it more playable.

You could transcode or cut/splice the file...

You could attempt to get the codec you have in Windows
running under Linux. There should be a way to do this, may
be as simple as putting the codec file(s) in the same directory
as the other Windows codecs.

You might try importing into MythTV as a TV recording and
providing a cutlist for it.

Good luck,

Author:  graysky [ Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:41 pm ]
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I dunno how to copy a file and override the CRC error check. That's more or less what jfilerecover is doing.

Author:  ghede [ Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:34 pm ]
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If you haven't found it already, check the mplayer docs. I ran across this while looking for de-interlacing options and thought of your post. I was just poking around.

Have you tried the −framedrop option, or maybe the skiploopfilter or the lavdopts with the 'er' option or 'fast' option.

I really didn't come up with anything on a google search. I searched the mailing list and several instances of the −framedrop option appeared.

Other than that, I really don't have anything else, :(

Hope it helps,


Author:  graysky [ Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:19 am ]
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Thanks for that, I'll mess around with the options.

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