[Ffmpeg-devel] AVI File Unrecognised by ffmpeg

Scott Manley scott
Fri Feb 9 19:04:59 CET 2007

ffmpeg isn't happy with the file at 
http://www.djsnm.com/filedoesitbetter.avi  i get a plain old 'Error when 
opening file', this is somewhat perplexing to me, the usual problem with 
obscure file formats is that ffmpeg recognises them but finds one or 
more codecs which haven't been implemented.

Event more odd is the fact that  Unix 'file' command seems to recognise 
it correctly
$ file filedoesitbetter.avi
filedoesitbetter.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI, 320 x 240, video: 
Motion JPEG, audio: (mono, 8000 Hz)

And of course it plays fine in most players on windows....

ffmpeg -i ../../BUILD/filedoesitbetter.avi
FFmpeg version SVN-rUNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2006 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
  configuration: --cc=gcc4 --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 
--mandir=/usr/share/man --incdir=/usr/include/ffmpeg 
--extra-cflags=-fPIC --enable-mp3lame --enable-libogg --enable-vorbis 
--enable-faad --enable-libgsm --enable-a52 --enable-a52bin --enable-dts 
--enable-amr_wb --enable-amr_nb --enable-qcelp --enable-pp 
--enable-shared --enable-gpl --disable-strip --enable-pthreads
  libavutil version: 49.3.0
  libavcodec version: 51.32.0
  libavformat version: 51.8.0
  built on Feb  6 2007 15:39:19, gcc: 4.1.0 20060515 (Red Hat 4.1.0-18)
filedoesitbetter.avi: Error while opening file

Anyone got any ideas?

Scott Manley

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