Playing DVD VOB Files with MPlayer

This section provides a tutorial on how to play a DVD VOB file with MPlayer.

As the first test, let's try to use MPlayer to play a DVD VOB file:

C:\temp>\local\mplayer\mplayer dolby-bestsound.vob
MPlayer 1.0rc1-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
   T7200  @ 2.00GHz (Family: 6, Model: 15, Stepping: 6)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf doesn't look like a bitmap font 
   description, ignoring.
Cannot load bitmap font: c:/windows/fonts/arial.ttf

Playing dolby-bestsound.vob.
MPEG-PS file format detected.
VIDEO:  MPEG2  704x576  (aspect 2)  25.000 fps  7502.0 kbps
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 704 x 576 (preferred colorspace: Mpeg PES)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
Try adding the scale filter, e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-...
Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm: libmpeg2 (MPEG-1 or 2 (libmpeg2))
Opening audio decoder: [liba52] AC3 decoding with liba52
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
Using MMX optimized resampler
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 448.0 kbit/31.75% (ratio: 56000->176400
Selected audio codec: [a52] afm: liba52 (AC3-liba52)
AO: [dsound] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 704x576 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [directx] 704x576 => 768x576 Planar YV12

MPlayer prints detailed information about the VOB file, and plays the content nicely.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

MPlayer - The Movie Player

 Downloading and Installing MPlayer

Playing DVD VOB Files with MPlayer

 Playing VCD DAT Files with MPlayer

 Playing MPEG Video Files with MPlayer

 Playing MP3 Music Files with MPlayer

 Playing WAV Music Files with MPlayer

 Playing WMA Music Files with MPlayer

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types


 PDF Printing Version