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

Markus Eberhard markus.eberhard at InUnum.com
Tue Oct 28 11:19:50 CET 2014

Yes, the codec is available in Windows Media Player 12. 
The problem seems to be in the generation of the video file.

-----Original Message-----
From: libav-api [mailto:libav-api-bounces at libav.org] On Behalf Of Luca
Sent: Freitag, 24. Oktober 2014 14:41
To: libav-api at libav.org
Subject: Re: [libav-api] H264 encoded video cannot be played by Windows
Media Player 12

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?


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