[ATrpms-users] Latest Version of Mplayer Breaks Nuvexport
jrw3319 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 03:33:49 CEST 2011
On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-06-23 at 09:41 -0400, John Welch wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:35 PM, John Welch <jrw3319 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
>> >> On Thu, 2011-06-16 at 22:43 -0400, John Welch wrote:
>> >>> /usr/bin/mplayer -v -v -v -v -nolirc -nojoystick -vo null -ao null
>> >>> -frames 1 -identify <file-name>
>> >>> I've tried running this command at the command line and it just spits
>> >>> out garbage and runs forever (until a kill / CTRL-C).
>> >> I tried the command above on some files lying around, and nothing bad
>> >> happened. Do you have a mini-sample that you could upload somewhere?
>> >> Thanks!
>> I tried making a "small" test recording, but even a few minutes of an
>> HD recording results in a pretty big file (~65 MB). I'll have to
>> experiment more with this.
> 65MB is not too much, let me know where I can pull it and I'll place it
> somewhere on the site for all to be able to test it.
OK, finally got a chance to get back to this issue. Here is a link to
a sample file:
This file is around 100 MB. It represents a couple of minutes of a
local news program recorded in HD from a HDHomeRun device. Hopefully
the size is still OK (sorry, I deleted the previous 65 MB sample
Note that I previously reported that the mplayer command "runs forever
(until a kill / CTRL-C)". With this sample file, probably because of
the short length, it actually does eventually return to a prompt.
However, it takes a few minutes to return to a prompt with the current
version of mplayer; whereas with the previous version it comes back to
a prompt in a few seconds. My guess is that on a "normal" recording
(anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours) the command would also
eventually come back to a prompt, but on these recordings I let the
command run at times for several minutes without it completing.
Having said that, my statement of "runs forever" is probably a bit of
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