OT: Really Big Jacobs-Ladders

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Sun Sep 5 01:05:29 2004

> MPEGs of a pair of pretty spectacular, somewhat-unintentional,
> power-line Jacobs Ladders [...]

Unfortunately the two long-arc mpegs just produce

Unexpected startcode 00000000 in system layer

when thrown at my mpeg player.

I went looking for updates to the software I use, and it doesn't appear
there are any; the readme webpage shows a date of "July 19, 1996".

Anyone know of an open-source mpeg player that doesn't require
installing the kitchen sink and yet is reasonably up-to-date? (I found
something called VLC, which looked good, until I saw that it required
libdvdcss, libdvdplay, libdvdread, libdvbpsi, mpeg2dec, a52dec, ffmpeg,
faad2, libmad, lame, libid3tag, libogg, libvorbis, libtheora, flac,
openslp, fribidi, live, gettext, libiconf, freetype, libebml,
libmatroska, wxWindows, zlib, libpng, libxml2, and libmodplug - most of
which are completely irrelevant for what I want! I don't care about
doing anything with DVDs. I don't care about font rendering or
non-Latin-1 language support. I don't care about encoding. I care
about GUIs, but negatively - I actively don't want a GUI. I don't want
a program that tries to do everything, even for small values of
"everything". I want a program that does one well-contained task well:
unpacking MPEGs into video frames. Doing audio data would be a plus.)

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