View Full Version : Playing VP7 encoded ogg video in 64-bit Kubuntu

April 30th, 2010, 09:26 AM

I've just installed 64-bit 10.04 on a computer, and I think i've installed all of the codecs that I can find, but mplayer can't find the codec for a selection of my videos. On my 32-bit Karmic machine they play fine.

What have I missed?

relevant outputs :)

mediainfo <filename>

{snip irrelevant output}

ID : 0 (0x0)
Format : VP7
Codec ID : VP70
Codec ID/Hint : On2

{snip irrelevant output}

mplayer <filename>

[Ogg] stream 0: video (FOURCC VP70), -vid 0

Ogg file format detected.
VIDEO: [VP70] 640x352 12bpp 23.976 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
================================================== ========================
Requested video codec family [vp7] (vfm=vfwex) not available.
Enable it at compilation.
Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x30375056.

{again, irrelevant output snipped}

May 24th, 2010, 03:35 PM
It would seem that VP7, and other codecs such as Indeo 5, are not supported on a 64 bit systems yet. You will need to convert them on a 32 bit system.

May 24th, 2010, 04:12 PM
As mentioned atm (or forever..?) vp7 decoding is only available thru w32codecs and mplayer,
Saw some mention of it in latest gstreamer release notes but don't see support

doug@doug-laptop:~$ gst-inspect |grep vp
typefindfunctions: audio/x-wavpack-correction: wvc
typefindfunctions: audio/x-wavpack: wvp, wv
vp8: vp8enc: On2 VP8 Encoder
vp8: vp8dec: On2 VP8 Decoder
hdvparse: hdvparse: HDVParser
wavpack: wavpackparse: Wavpack parser
wavpack: wavpackdec: Wavpack audio decoder
wavpack: wavpackenc: Wavpack audio encoder
rtp: rtpbvpay: RTP BV Payloader
rtp: rtpdvpay: RTP DV Payloader
rtp: rtpmpvpay: RTP MPEG2 ES video payloader
rtp: rtpmp4vpay: RTP MPEG4 Video payloader
wavparse: wavparse: WAV audio demuxer
ffmpeg: ffdec_vp6f: FFmpeg On2 VP6 (Flash version) decoder
ffmpeg: ffdec_vp6a: FFmpeg On2 VP6 (Flash version, with alpha channel) decoder
ffmpeg: ffdec_vp6: FFmpeg On2 VP6 decoder
ffmpeg: ffdec_vp5: FFmpeg On2 VP5 decoder
ffmpeg: ffdec_vp3: FFmpeg On2 VP3 decoder

Your only hope for future support would lie with ffmpeg (doubtful) and or gstreamer - w64codecs are worthless and will most likely remain so.

If really important you could build yourself a 32 bit mplayer - takes about 20 min.'s or so.

May 24th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Using VirtualBox 3.2.0 and a 32 bit virtual install of 10.04, I converted a vp7 codec video to xvid using mencoder. It is a little work, but the end result is videos that I can view. Going to have to try Indeo 5 to xvid next. :P

May 24th, 2010, 09:24 PM

As always the 32 bit MPlayer rules:

andrew@skamandros~$ mplayer -vc help | grep -i 'vp7'
vp7 vfwex working On2 VP7 Personal Codec [vp7vfw.dll]

andrew@skamandros~$ mplayer -vc help | grep -i 'indeo'
ffindeo3 ffmpeg working FFmpeg Intel Indeo 3.1/3.2 [indeo3]
ffindeo2 ffmpeg working FFmpeg Indeo 2 [indeo2]
indeo5ds dshow working Intel Indeo 5 [ir50_32.dll]
indeo5 vfwex working Intel Indeo 5 [ir50_32.dll]
indeo4 vfw working Intel Indeo 4.1 [ir41_32.dll]
indeo3 vfwex working Intel Indeo 3.1/3.2 [ir32_32.dll]
indeo5xa xanim working XAnim's Intel Indeo 5 [vid_iv50.xa]
indeo4xa xanim working XAnim's Intel Indeo 4.1 [vid_iv41.xa]
indeo3xa xanim working XAnim's Intel Indeo 3.1/3.2 [vid_iv32.xa]

ffindeo5 ffmpeg working FFmpeg Indeo 5 [indeo5]
qtindeo qtvideo crashing Win32/QuickTime Indeo [QuickTime.qts]