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sr #105894: Multiplex stage fails, ffmpeg "unsupported codec"

Submitted by:  Maarten Boekhold <boekhold>
Submitted on:  Thu 14 Jun 2007 08:37:01 AM UTC  
Priority:  5 - Normal Severity:  3 - Normal
Status:  Done Assigned to:  Jeffrey Grembecki <jgrembecki>
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  None

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Fri 15 Jun 2007 10:12:25 AM UTC, comment #4:

Anything is possible, but I have a version of ffmpeg which states 2006 in the version line so... I've added the "pray" patch to CVS.



Jeffrey Grembecki <jgrembecki>
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Fri 15 Jun 2007 08:34:54 AM UTC, comment #3:

This is on Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft. From the version line of ffmpeg it looks like it was compiled on Sept 20 2006. I'd assume that the ffmpeg snapshot is from around that time as well.

Maarten Boekhold <boekhold>
Fri 15 Jun 2007 12:07:42 AM UTC, comment #2:

Ok, well it does look like a rather old version of ffmpeg (2004?) and seems ffmpeg has fixed it sometime before 2007. May I ask which distro packages that version?

The best I can do about this is to add -acodec wav before the -i switch in an attempt to force wav decoding and pray that helps. Otherwise it looks like I could be adding a FAQ soon ;-)

If you break or the program breaks before a fully completing you can continue at the second pass or multiplex by appending -2 or -M respectivly to the original command.

Thanks for the report!


Jeffrey Grembecki <jgrembecki>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 14 Jun 2007 10:14:14 AM UTC, comment #1:


Done some searching, and came across the following link:

It's possible that my ffmpeg version (presumably from around Sept 2006) thinks this file is an "ogg-in-avi" file (because of the Audio: 0xfffe part).

I just compiled a more recent snapshot of ffmpeg (from today in fact). I've used the following configure options:

$ ffmpeg -h
FFmpeg version SVN-r9304, Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
configuration: --prefix=/home/boekhold/local --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-pthreads --enable-libvorbis --enable-libogg --enable-liba52 --enable-libgsm --enable-dc1394 --disable-debug --disable-vhook
libavutil version: 49.4.0
libavcodec version: 51.40.4
libavformat version: 51.12.1
built on Jun 14 2007 13:47:10, gcc: 4.1.2 20060928 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu5)

(had to add --disable-vhooks, otherwise it gave a compile error on Imlib2.h).

After this, running the ffmpeg command manually works. I've now started a new (full) dvdspanky -m run, so it'll take a while before I can say whether my issue is completely resolved. I'll keep you updated.


Maarten Boekhold <boekhold>
Thu 14 Jun 2007 08:37:01 AM UTC, original submission:


$ dvdspanky -i XXXXXXXX.avi -s $((660*1024)) -m -a 3 -p -b -R 192 -c 6 -S
converting audio to AC3..

error: ffmpeg failed

In the log file:

dvdspanky | converting audio to AC3..
dvdspanky | fork /usr/bin/ffmpeg, [ffmpeg] [-i] [XXXXXXXX.wav] [-acodec] [ac3] [-ab] [192] [-ac] [6] [XXXXXXXX.ac3]
ffmpeg | FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
ffmpeg | configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-pthreads --enable-vorbis --enable-libogg --enable-a52 --enable-dts --enable-libgsm --enable-dc1394 --disable-debug --enable-shared --prefix=/usr
ffmpeg | libavutil version: 0d.49.0.0
ffmpeg | libavcodec version: 0d.51.11.0
ffmpeg | libavformat version: 0d.50.5.0
ffmpeg | built on Sep 20 2006 00:26:15, gcc: 4.1.2 20060906 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu2)
ffmpeg | Input #0, wav, from 'XXXXXXXX.wav':
ffmpeg | Duration: 00:12:52.0, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 4607 kb/s
ffmpeg | Stream #0.0: Audio: 0xfffe, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 4608 kb/s
ffmpeg | Output #0, ac3, to 'XXXXXXXX.ac3':
ffmpeg | Stream #0.0: Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1, 192 kb/s
ffmpeg | Stream mapping:
ffmpeg | Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
ffmpeg | Unsupported codec (id=0) for input stream #0.0
dvdspanky |
dvdspanky | error: ffmpeg failed

mplayer -identify XXXXXXXX.wav says :

But: $ ffmpeg -formats | grep wav
DE wav wav format
DEA adpcm_ima_wav

and ffmpeg -formats | grep pcm
returns a huge list of pcm-formats

$ file XXXXXXXX.wav
XXXXXXXX.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, 6 channels 48000 Hz

The version of ffmpeg on my system is:

FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-pp --enable-pthreads --enable-vorbis --enable-libogg --enable-a52 --enable-dts --enable-libgsm --enable-dc1394 --disable-debug --enable-shared --prefix=/usr
libavutil version: 0d.49.0.0
libavcodec version: 0d.51.11.0
libavformat version: 0d.50.5.0
built on Sep 20 2006 00:26:15, gcc: 4.1.2 20060906 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu2)
libavutil 3211264
libavcodec 3345152
libavformat 3278080

Any idea why ffmpeg fails in this case?

Maarten Boekhold <boekhold>


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