How to play MPEG2-TS

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Mon Feb 19 18:43:22 UTC 2007

Marc Fonvieille wrote:

> Weird cause the "default" vlc plays fine all TS, as example it's used in
> France to play TS streams from ADSL TVs.  But vlc crashed, for me, when
> I treid to play files with a filename using non-iso8859-1 chars and
> spaces.

Can you point me to a mpeg2-ts that you can play so I can download and 
try? The stream I am trying to play is HD, since I see that fwcontrol 
now can transfer mpeg2-ts to support HDV cameras, I'd like to try what 
to do with the stream next.

vlc core dumps, mplayer gives this output:

Playing swan.m2t.
TS file format detected.
VIDEO MPEG2(pid=17) AUDIO MPA(pid=20) NO SUBS (yet)!  PROGRAM N. 1
VIDEO:  MPEG2  1440x1080  (aspect 3)  25.000 fps  25000.0 kbps (3125.0 
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 1440 x 1080 (preferred colorspace: 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.
Try adding the scale filter, e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
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))
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 384.0 kbit/25.00% (ratio: 48000->192000)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm: mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
AO: [oss] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample)
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 1440 x 1080 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 1440x1080 => 1920x1080 Planar YV12
aspect: Warning: no suitable new res found!
aspect: Warning: no suitable new res found!
aspect: Warning: no suitable new res found!
aspect: Warning: no suitable new res found!
Selected font is fixed-width. ct: -0.004   2/  2 ??% ??% ??,?% 0 0
X11 error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)?,?% 0 0

MPlayer interrupted by signal 6 in module: vo_check_events
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
   It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
   gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
   DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We 
can't and
   won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a 
possible bug.

Thanks, Erik

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