OT: Really Big Jacobs-Ladders

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sun Sep 5 05:03:44 2004

On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 02:05 -0400, 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?

works here with mplayer under Redhat 9 from a shell (version 1.0pre2-
RPM-3.1) just using x11 as the output device. Although I don't know if
sound works - can't be bothered to get up off the chair and go switch
the amp on :-)

I haven't got mpeg playback working from a web browser yet but I'm none
too fussed about trying!

> I actively don't want a GUI.

jules_at_pukeko[~]$ mplayer -vo x11 /tmp/500kV_Switch.mpg

Couldn't be easier. Actually, giving the URL as the filename works

> 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.)

Actually mplayer does seem to do a lot - I generally use it for
converting mp3 files back to a raw audio file, plus something else I
need to look at is how to get it to dump a realplayer stream to disk (I
think it can do it)


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