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mencoder this content cannot be played

Postby ToWi1989 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:13 pm


I've been trying to deal with this problem i've been having. Im not realy sure when this first started, but for some reason i can't play any video files using the mencoder when subs are enabled in the general transcoding settings (error code 800288E1 This content cannot be played). I only use mkv's.

I've been trying everything i could've think off, and narrowed it down to this:
Subs disabled:
- Tsmuxer file and general mencoder file plays (from transcode folder).
Subs enabled:
- Tsmuxer file plays, but none of the mencoder files work (from transcode folder).

Any idea how i can get the mencoder working properly again?

This is the part where it seems to go wrong:
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[win32/mencoder.exe] DEBUG 00:44:05.218 Starting "C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server\win32\mencoder.exe" -ss 0 -quiet "D:\Downloads\Films\Mission.Impossible.Ghost.Protocol.2011.1080p.BluRay.x264-SECTOR7 [PublicHD.ORG]\Mission.Impossible.Ghost.Protocol.2011.1080p.BluRay.x264-SECTOR7 [PublicHD.ORG].mkv" -quiet -quiet -oac lavc -of mpeg -quiet -quiet -mpegopts format=mpeg2:muxrate=500000:vbuf_size=1194:abuf_size=64 -ovc lavc -channels 2 -lavdopts debug=0:threads=8 -lavcopts autoaspect=1:vcodec=mpeg2video:acodec=ac3:abitrate=448:threads=8:keyint=10:vqscale=12:vqmin10 -subfont C:\Windows\Fonts\Arial.ttf -quiet -quiet -sid 0 -quiet -quiet -ofps 24000/1001 -quiet -quiet -af lavcresample=48000 -srate 48000 -o \\.\pipe\mencoder1341873845121
[win32/mencoder.exe] DEBUG 00:44:05.220 Reading pipe: \\.\pipe\mencoder1341873845121
[win32/mencoder.exe] DEBUG 00:44:05.220 Attaching thread: win32/mencoder.exe
[Thread-466] DEBUG 00:44:05.234 MEncoder SB22 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
[Thread-466] DEBUG 00:44:05.234 Custom build by SubJunk,
[Thread-466] DEBUG 00:44:05.234
            [Thread-465] DEBUG 00:44:05.235 Option lavcopts: Unknown suboption vqmin10
            [Thread-466] DEBUG 00:44:05.235
            [Thread-466] DEBUG 00:44:05.235 Exiting... (error parsing command line)
            [Thread-465] DEBUG 00:44:05.235 Error parsing option on the command line: -lavcopts
[win32/mencoder.exe] INFO  00:44:05.236 Process C:\Program Files (x86)\PS3 Media Server\win32\mencoder.exe has a return code of 1! Maybe an error occurred... check the log file
[Thread-453] DEBUG 00:44:05.628 Stopping process: win32/ffmpeg.exe
Last edited by ToWi1989 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:56 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: mencoder this content cannot be played

Postby ToWi1989 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:53 pm

Omg this actually turned out to be very lame. The parameters for the MPEG-2 settings were entered in the wrong order; it was:
And it should be as followed:
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Re: mencoder this content cannot be played

Postby fizion » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:09 am

Thanks for posting the fix, ToWi1989! Had the same issue and your solution works perfectly.
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Re: mencoder this content cannot be played

Postby JonAntoine » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:12 pm

I am seeing this issue even after changing the parameters for the MPEG-2 setting to "vqmin=XX:vqscale=XX:keyint=XX". I am attempting to digitize my media collection using MakeMKV for DVD's and Blu-ray's. My server is setup using Ubuntu 12.10. Any direction on resolving this issue is greatly appreciated.
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