OT: Really Big Jacobs-Ladders

From: David Holland <dholland_at_woh.rr.com>
Date: Sun Sep 5 01:43:18 2004

Linux & MPlayer?


Not certain of its multi-platform compatability, as I don't think I've
bothered trying anything besides Linux w/ it.


On Sun, 5 Sep 2004, der Mouse wrote:

> > 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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