[Ffmpeg-devel] HDTV-H.264 by BBC not playing

Dietmar Hofer didi
Thu Sep 15 13:57:01 CEST 2005

Hello and thanks for the work you're doing

BBC has launched 2 HDTV testchannels (MPEG2 and MPEG4-AVC) on Astra 23,5?E 
some days ago.
I've recorded some of the streams for testing purpose. I can play the 
MPEG2-records, but not MPEG4.
I've compiled from cvs source of today both mplayer and ffmpeg, but still no 
success with this newest version.
The video stream is in 960x1088 and interleaved. In MPEG2 it's 1920x1080i and 
the aspect is 16:9 for both.
I could play the file with Nero Showtime (funny to see a P4 3,4 Ghz being to 
slow for video playback...).
As far as I know the MPEG4 encoding for BBC was done by Tandberg, so it should 
be valid H.264.

I've uploaded a small sample to 

Hope you can test and analyze this. If you've other questions, just tell me!


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