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sedgington

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Am I the only one who can not play .m2ts? SOLVED!
« on: January 30, 2011, 09:48:10 pm »
Hi,
I've been bugged for several months that 8.10 lets me play everything, including .mkv files through xine, everything except for .m2ts files (no video, but perfect sound) and h264 files recorded by MythTV (HD video but no sound) through mplayer. No one seems to have this problem in the forum recently (it seems that every else had problems playing .mkv files in the past). Granted, I found a post from Sept. 2010 that said mplayer did not support .m2ts files (with a work around), but I assumed that this had been fixed since then and hate messing around with the work arounds unless absolutely necessary:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10690.0

If it is still not working, please, could someone let me know that this is the case--no .m2ts until further notice?

If it has been fixed and someone can help me get it working here is my situation:
I'm running VDPAU with the a nvidia GEForce 9600GT PCIe card and the lastest nvida driver 260.19.36 and I allowed nvida xconfig to overwrite my /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I'm pretty sure VDPAU is working because when I run top from the command line and play a file in either xine or mplayer it uses about 1% of the cpu.

But when I run (as root):
mplayer -vc ffh264vdpau -vo vdpau /home/public/data/videos/THE_AVIATOR/BDMV/STREAM/00000.m2ts

I get:

MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.2 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz (Family: 6, Model: 23, Stepping: 10)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
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.

Playing /home/public/data/videos/THE_AVIATOR/BDMV/STREAM/00000.m2ts.
TS file format detected.
VIDEO VC1(pid=4113) AUDIO A52(pid=4353) NO SUBS (yet)!  PROGRAM N. 1
Searching for VC1 sequence header... found
VIDEO:  VC-1  1920x1080, 23.976 fps, header len: 33
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.
==========================================================================
Forced audio codec: mad
Trying to force audio codec driver family hwac3...
Opening audio decoder: [hwac3] AC3/DTS pass-through S/PDIF
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
hwac3: switched to AC3, 640000 bps, 48000 Hz
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, ac3, 640.0 kbit/41.67% (ratio: 80000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [hwac3] afm: hwac3 (AC3 through S/PDIF)
==========================================================================
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: conf.c:3843:(parse_args) Unknown parameter AES0
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: conf.c:3969:(snd_config_expand) Parse arguments error: No such file or directory
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm.c:2205:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM hw:0,1,AES0=6
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch ac3 (1 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A:  23.7 (23.7) of 282943.1 (78:35:43.0)  0.7%


In other words: The sound plays and there is no video because it can not open the video out device:
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.

When I run:
mplayer -vo help

to determine what is available as a vo I get:
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.2 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz (Family: 6, Model: 23, Stepping: 10)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
Available video output drivers:
   xmga   Matrox G200/G4x0/G550 overlay in X11 window (using /dev/mga_vid)
   mga   Matrox G200/G4x0/G550 overlay (/dev/mga_vid)
   tdfxfb   3Dfx Banshee/Voodoo3/Voodoo5
   3dfx   3dfx (/dev/3dfx)
   xv   X11/Xv
   x11   X11 ( XImage/Shm )
   xover   General X11 driver for overlay capable video output drivers
   gl   X11 (OpenGL)
   gl2   X11 (OpenGL) - multiple textures version
   dga   DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
   sdl   SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
   ggi   General Graphics Interface (GGI) output
   fbdev   Framebuffer Device
   fbdev2   Framebuffer Device
   svga   SVGAlib
   aa   AAlib
   caca   libcaca
   dxr3   DXR3/H+ video out
   v4l2   V4L2 MPEG Video Decoder Output
   xvidix   X11 (VIDIX)
   cvidix   console VIDIX
   null   Null video output
   xvmc   XVideo Motion Compensation
   mpegpes   Mpeg-PES to DVB card
   yuv4mpeg   yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
   png   PNG file
   jpeg   JPEG file
   gif89a   animated GIF output
   tga   Targa output
   pnm   PPM/PGM/PGMYUV file
   md5sum   md5sum of each frame

Telling me there is no vdpau. Okay, fair enough. So let's try it with gl which is in the list:
mplayer -vc ffh264vdpau -vo gl /home/public/data/videos/THE_AVIATOR/BDMV/STREAM/00000.m2ts
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.3.2 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz (Family: 6, Model: 23, Stepping: 10)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
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.

Playing /home/public/data/videos/THE_AVIATOR/BDMV/STREAM/00000.m2ts.
TS file format detected.
VIDEO VC1(pid=4113) AUDIO A52(pid=4353) NO SUBS (yet)!  PROGRAM N. 1
Searching for VC1 sequence header... found
VIDEO:  VC-1  1920x1080, 23.976 fps, header len: 33
[gl] using extended formats. Use -vo gl:nomanyfmts if playback fails.
vo: couldn't open the X11 display ()!
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.


So now it can't open the X11 display, OK, how about gl:nomanyfmts? nope, same problem. OK, how about xv? nope, same problem.x11? nope.

I went to the nvidia team ppa and added their debs to my sources.list, but when I went to install vdpauinfo--it told me it was already there, so I didn't want to mess about with what has been installed and stopped to write this.

If anyone has any hints, suggestions, etc. many thanks in advance.


« Last Edit: January 31, 2011, 04:40:59 pm by sedgington »

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.m2ts files don't work for me either - audio only.
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The mplayer that is being pulled from upstream does not have vdpau extensions in it. This has gone away since we pulled the 0810 repository for avenard.

This will return in 1004.

-Thom

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OK, many thanks for your quick replies.

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Re: Am I the only one who can not play .m2ts? SOLVED!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 05:34:01 pm »
I'll try for myself when I get home, but couldn't one just change the extension to MKV?
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Re: Am I the only one who can not play .m2ts? SOLVED!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 08:22:57 pm »
Hi purps,

I tried that approach at one time but it didn't work for me.

Maybe you'll be luckier.

Cheers.

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Re: Am I the only one who can not play .m2ts? SOLVED!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 12:06:57 am »
Nah that didn't work.
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