Playing MPEG Video Files with MPlayer

This section provides a tutorial on how to play a MPEG video file with MPlayer.

The next test is to use MPlayer to play a MPEG video file:

C:\temp>\local\mplayer\mplayer tracking.mpg
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 tracking.mpg.
MPEG-ES file format detected.
VIDEO:  MPEG1  720x480  (aspect 1)  30.000 fps  1158.0 kbps 
=====================================================================
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 720 x 480 (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))
=====================================================================
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 720x480 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.50:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [directx] 720x480 => 720x480 Planar YV12

MPlayer prints detailed information about the DAT 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

 References

 PDF Printing Version