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can't play HD trailers on apple.com

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chans
2005-11-30
2013-05-13
  • chans
    chans
    2005-11-30

    anybody got this working?  i'm running 3.16 and
    the latest Mplayer from CVS.

    when i click the tag, mplayer buffers the data
    and gets to 99%, but nothing else happens.

    non-HD trailers work fine.

    thanks.

     
    • Kevin DeKorte
      Kevin DeKorte
      2005-11-30

      I know the Harry Potter HD trailers work on my machine. Might be a missing codec.

      might see what this command gives

      mplayer -cache 4096 http://movies.apple.com/movies/wb/harry_potter_goblet/harry_potter_goblet_h480p.mov

       
    • chans
      chans
      2005-11-30

      i got the latest essentials codecs from Mplayer
      site.  and the latest ffmpeg from CVS, which does
      support quicktime 7.

      when i tried the command you suggested, i get
      the following repeatedly...

      FAAD: Failed to decode frame: Unable to find ADTS syncword
      FAAD: error: Maximum number of scalefactor bands exceeded, trying to resync!                    
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!
      FAAD: error: Unable to find ADTS syncword, trying to resync!

      i built and installed faad2 just fine.

      but my machine is rather old and slow(PIII 1ghz).
      not sure if that would have anything to do with
      it.

       
      • Kevin DeKorte
        Kevin DeKorte
        2005-11-30

        Try this one instead...

        mplayer -cache 4096 http://movies.apple.com/movies/wb/harry_potter_goblet/harry_potter_goblet-tlr2_h480p.mov

        The other one I gave you does not play for me either.

         
        • chans
          chans
          2005-11-30

          ah, this works much better, though not completely.
          audio is out of sync, and dropped frames.  but
          these may be caused by something else.

          but at least it can recognize and play the file.

          thanks.