Can FreeBSD play DVD movies?

Peter petermatulis at
Sun Jan 22 21:47:33 PST 2006

I tried playing a DVD movie with mplayer today but the sound was just a
hiss.  Does anyone know why?  Here is my version:

MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team

Here is the STDOUT:

DVD successfully opened.
MPEG-PS file format detected.
VIDEO:  MPEG2  720x480  (aspect 3)  29.970 fps  9800.0 kbps (1225.0
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
Cannot find codec 'dts' in libavcodec...
ADecoder init failed :(
ADecoder init failed :(
Opening audio decoder: [hwac3] AC3/DTS pass-through S/PDIF
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
hwac3: switched to DTS, 768000 bps, 48000 Hz
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, ac3, 768.0 kbit/50.00% (ratio: 96000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [hwdts] afm:hwac3 (DTS through S/PDIF)
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 720 x 480 (preferred csp: Mpeg PES)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-v0.4.0b
Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm:libmpeg2 (MPEG-1 or 2 (libmpeg2))
Checking audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/ac3 -> 48000Hz/2ch/ac3...
AF_pre: 48000Hz/2ch/ac3
[AO OSS] Can't set audio device /dev/dsp to ac3 output, trying s16le...
AO: [oss] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/ac3 -> 48000Hz/2ch/s16le...
[format] Sample format big-endian AC3 not yet supported 
[libaf] Reinitialization did not work, audio filter 'format' returned
error code -2
Couldn't find matching filter/ao format!


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