[libav-api] H264 encoded video cannot be played by Windows Media Player 12

Luca Barbato lu_zero at gentoo.org
Fri Oct 24 14:41:15 CEST 2014


On 24/10/14 11:46, Markus Eberhard wrote:
> I have a H264 encoded video (self-generated using libav) which cannot be
> played by Windows Media Player 12 (Windows 7 Professional SP1), but by other
> video players such as VLC.
>
> Unfortunately Media Player (version 12.0.7601.18526) does not provide any
> (error-)information why the video isn't played - the player is in play mode,
> the progress bar flickers, but unfortunately nothing to see.
>
> The non-playing video of interest can be found here:
> http://www.mediafire.com/download/x12gn3u5bmn6c1u/CapturedVideo-00037.ts
>
> Used H264 analysis tools indicate no errors, so it seems that the file
> content is not completely wrong - maybe only a flag needed by Windows Media
> Player is not set correctly.
>
>
>
> Thanks in advance for any kind of helpful response.

As stupid as it sounds, since looks like you tried everything else, do 
you have the h264 codec that supports the profile you are using?

lu



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