[mythtv-users] unable to play MPEG recordings

Alan Murrell lists at murrell.ca
Sun Oct 24 16:30:49 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-24 at 01:36 -0700, nate s wrote:
> can you play them using mplayer?  (AFAIK mythtv uses mplayer to play
> videos not recorded by it.)

Thank you for the suggestion, Nate.  I think I have found the source of
the problem:

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root at pvr:~ # mplayer /myth/video/X-Men\:\ Evolution\:\ Fun\ and\ Games\
MPlayer 0.92-3.3.2  (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Duron SF Spitfire (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

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(so it was compiled for x86 CPU, but I am playing it on a AMD)  Later on
the following error comes up:

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MPlayer interrupted by signal 4 in module: video_read_properties
- MPlayer crashed by an 'Illegal Instruction'.
  It usually happens when you run it on a CPU different than the one it
  compiled/optimized for.
  Verify this!
- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
  Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
  disassembly. For details, see DOCS/bugreports.html#crash.b.
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
  It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
  version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
  and follow the instructions there. We can't and won't help unless you
  this information when reporting a possible bug.

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So I can either recompile the mplayer the KnoppMyth ships with
(KnoppMyth comes with all the source code to do that), but I am actually
getting a new motherboard today, which is an Intel x86 chipset, so I
will proably just wait for that :-)

Thank you for pointing me int the right direction1

Alan Murrell

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