[mythtv-users] Divx/Xvid Playback problems - bookmark, rrw, ffw

nospam312 nospam312 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 14:21:45 UTC 2008

> Does anyone else have problems with Divx/Xvid files (AVI) with the internal
> player?  Playback is fine, but fast-forward and rewind don't work all that
> well, it very choppy and blocky.  Bookmarks also don't seem to work.  I used
> mythcommflag to built a seek table.
> I'm running trunk, but I've always had a problem with divx files, I've only
> retried recently.  Could it be because it is an AVI?
> Any secrets to getting to work like regular mpeg-2 files?

I have been having problems with AVI files see below for my recent
post with workaround. I have not had time to try to investigate any
further and for me the workaround I posted works for me but it is a
pain so if you do have any sample test files you can post to "trac" it
may get your problem problem investigated/sorted and it may also fix
mine at the same time.

> avis break up, then jump a couple of seconds every so often,
> audio goes out of sync and/or just exit for no reason.
> Other AVI files seem to playback fine.

> I am currently "fixing" this by rebuilding the AVI index using the
> following command at the shell prompt.
> It does not take long to process either much much much quicker than
> having to re-encode/transcode.
> mencoder -idx "source.avi" -ovc copy -oac copy -o "dest.avi"

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