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diff --git a/DOCS/OUTDATED-tech/codecs.conf.txt b/DOCS/OUTDATED-tech/codecs.conf.txt
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@@ -1,214 +0,0 @@
-Understanding MPlayer's etc/codecs.conf File
-MPlayer features a very flexible codec architecture which allows it to
-use its own open source codecs, as well as open source libraries, Win32
-codec DLLs and other binary codec modules. To the MPlayer user, the
-most visible piece of this architecture is the etc/codecs.conf file. This
-is a text-based configuration file that controls which MPlayer components
-are in charge of handling particular compressed data formats.
-The codecs.conf file is stored either in a shared directory for all system
-users to access, or in the .mplayer directory in a user's home
-directory. When MPlayer starts, it first looks for a codecs.conf file in a
-user's home directory. Failing that, it searches for the shared file. If
-no codecs.conf file is found MPlayer falls back on its internal hardcoded
-configuration. If the file is present but has syntax errors, MPlayer will
-report the error.
-The codecs.conf file is really quite simple. It is simply a collection of
-codec definition blocks that define how different media types should be
-handled. There are a number of keywords that can occur in a block. Not all
-of them are required and no particular order is enforced.
-Editing codecs.conf
-You can edit codecs.conf using your favorite text editor. Anything that
-comes after a semicolon (;) on a line is regarded as a comment. For
-; this is a comment
- format 0x34616d69 ; "ima4" (MOV files)
-The codec blocks can be in any order; the file parser doesn't
-care. However, they are organized in a particular order for the benefit of
-human readers. For example, all of the open source decoders that MPlayer
-implements natively are grouped in one section.
-Release Number
-Your codecs.conf now requires a release number to avoid codec release
-incompatibilities. The format is simple: (YYYYMMDD)
-release 20020520
-Whenever changes are made to the codecs that *require* an updated
-codecs.conf, then MPlayer will no longer accept outdated versions.
-It is not recommended to change this line unless you know exactly
-what you are doing.
-Video Codecs
-Let's jump right in with an example. Here is an example video codec block:
-videocodec indeo5ds
- info "Intel Indeo 5"
- status working
- fourcc IV50,iv50
- driver dshow
- dll "ir50_32.dll"
- guid 0x30355649, 0x0000, 0x0010, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00, 0xaa, 0x00, 0x38, 0x9b, 0x71
- out YV12
- out YUY2
- out BGR32,BGR24,BGR16,BGR15
-This is a particularly full-featured video codec. The "videocodec" keyword
-identifies the fact that this is the start of a new video
-codec. "indeo5ds" is MPlayer's unique name for the codec. You have to use
-this name with the -vc/-ac option.
-The next line has the keyword "info" which specifies a human-readable
-comment accompanying this codec. This is printed by -vc help / -ac help.
-The "status" keyword carries information about the codec's functional
-status. MPlayer currently recognizes 4 status levels: working, buggy,
-crashing, and untested. When it gets to codec auto-selection, it tries
-untested first (to force users to test it for us and report results :)),
-then working and finally buggy ones. Codecs marked crashing won't be tried,
-unless explicitly (-vc/-ac) selected.
-The next line lists 4-character codes (FOURCCs) that are associated with
-this codec. There can be more than one FOURCC specified on a fourcc line
-as long as they are separated with a comma. There can also be multiple
-fourcc lines in the codec. A second fourcc can also be given, separated
-with a space. MPlayer will replace the original fourcc in the headers with
-this one before opening the codec. It's useful for win32 codecs checking for
-the fourccs.
-The "driver" keyword associates this codec with an internal MPlayer
-decoder module. MPlayer has a module named "dshow" that handles data
-encoded by the codec. See -vfm help / -afm help for the available module list.
-The "dll" keyword specifies which Win32/XAnim/Real/Quicktime binary
-module needs to be loaded. It's also used to specify which FFmpeg codec
-to load. The list of FFmpeg codecs can be found in libavcodec/allcodecs.c.
-The "guid" keyword identifies a 16-byte Microsoft GUID that some media
-files use to identify codecs. Used only for win32 dshow and DMO codecs.
-The "out" keyword identifies which output format the decoder is known
-to provide. Just like the fourcc line, there can be multiple out lines or
-multiple comma-separated output formats on the same line. The output
-formats should be listed in order of preference.
-The outfmt values can be followed by one or more flags, like flip, noflip,
-static, query. The flags are defined as follows:
- If this flag is set for a given format, then o_bih->biHeight will NOT be
- set to -bih->biHeight, i.e. the image will be decoded upside-down.
- Used only by vfw and vfwex codecs.
- This flag is ignored (no effect) without "flip" being set!
- If this flag is set, it means the codec doesn't decode upside-down,
- although it's told to do so.
- This flag is required for the old win32 ms-mpeg4 vfw codecs, including
- MP42 and DIV3 (DivX 3.11). These DLLs actually support YUV formats,
- but the query/begin functions are buggy and don't accept YUV fourccs
- (the decode function accepts it and works well!)
- If this flag is set, then o_bih->biCompression will be set to 0 for
- the initialization for the YUV modes. Used only by vfw/vfwex codecs.
- This flag is used to control VDCTRL_QUERY_FORMAT for vfw/vfewx codecs.
- If this flag is set, the control() will query the codec for the csp
- support, otherwise it will assume a constant csp table. Required for
- some DLLs (like huffyuv, CRAM).
- This flag forces STATIC (instead of TEMP) buffer allocation for the codec.
- Used for some very old DLLs like Indeo 3 and for some XAnim codecs like
- cinepak. See dr-methods.txt for details on buffer types.
-The "in" keyword -- UNDOCUMENTED
-Audio Codecs
-Here is an example of a rather full-featured audio codec block:
-audiocodec mp3
- info "MPEG layer-2, layer-3"
- status working
- comment "Optimized to MMX/SSE/3Dnow!"
- format 0x50
- format 0x55
- format 0x33706d2e ; ".mp3" CBR/VBR MP3 (MOV files)
- format 0x5500736d ; "ms\0\x55" older mp3 fcc (MOV files)
- driver mp3lib
- dll "mp3lib (mpglib)"
- flags seekable
-Many of the keywords are the same as a video codec block. However, we see
-a few that we haven't seen before. The "comment" keyword identifies
-another human-readable note for this codec.
-The "format" keyword performs a similar job as the fourcc line. However,
-since certain media file formats (notably AVI) identify audio formats with
-16-bit numbers rather than 32-bit FOURCCs, it's necessary to use this
-convention to accommodate them. However, as shown in this example, FOURCCs
-can also be specified with the format keyword as long as they're converted
-to their hex representation. It's important to note that this can be
-useful for video codecs as well if a FOURCC contains a space (such as
-Apple's "rle " codec).
-The "flags" keywords identifies any additional abilities of this
-codec. Currently, seekable is the only supported flag.
-Adding FFmpeg Codecs
-example codec:
-videocodec ffmdec
- info "FFmpeg Sony PlayStation MDEC (Motion DECoder)"
- status working
- fourcc MDEC ; internal MPlayer FourCC
- driver ffmpeg
- dll mdec
- out YV12
-The "videocodec" name should start with ff to differentiate it from other
-libraries or binary codecs.
-The "dll" name comes from the codec source file or the libavcodec/allcodecs.c
-The "out" colorspace can be found in the codec source file in the PIX_FMT
-struct. Note that some codecs may have several pix_fmt structs.
-The pix_fmt can be converted to the codecs.conf "out" format by reading
-the fmt-conversion.c file.
-If there are BE and LE versions of a pix_fmt, ignore them and use the short
-native format instead. e.g. 422P16_LE becomes out 422P16. also to note that
-underscores cause parse errors, so 422P16_LE becomes out 422P16LE.
-Sometimes the lavf demuxer will not pass on a fourcc (mostly video game
-formats or other containers that do not support isom/riff tags). You will have
-to make one based on the codec_id listed in the codec source file.
-Note that it is a good idea to mark any fourcc you create as
-' ; internal MPlayer FourCC'. In case another codec uses that fourcc,
-you can easily change the internal one. Also this will stop other projects
-from thinking of the internal tag as a real fourcc found in the wild.
-Some audio codecs require a parser, you can see which ones do
-by reading the parsers section in libavcodec/allcodecs.c.
diff --git a/DOCS/man/en/changes.rst b/DOCS/man/en/changes.rst
index 892b3f0af9..adaf1aa0d2 100644
--- a/DOCS/man/en/changes.rst
+++ b/DOCS/man/en/changes.rst
@@ -120,6 +120,7 @@ Command line switches
-vobsub --sub (pass the .idx file)
-ass-bottom-margin --vf=sub=bottom:top
-vc ffh264vdpau (etc.) --hwdec=vdpau
+ -ac spdifac3 --ad=spdif:ac3 (see --ad=help)
-x W, -y H --geometry=WxH + --no-keepaspect
-xy W --autofit=W
=================================== ===================================
diff --git a/DOCS/man/en/input.rst b/DOCS/man/en/input.rst
index f146208fd3..6b61578a1a 100644
--- a/DOCS/man/en/input.rst
+++ b/DOCS/man/en/input.rst
@@ -283,7 +283,7 @@ hr-seek x see ``--hr-seek``
volume x current volume (0-100)
mute x current mute status (bool)
audio-delay x see ``--audio-delay``
-audio-format audio format (codec tag)
+audio-format audio format (string)
audio-codec audio codec selected for decoding
audio-bitrate audio bitrate
samplerate audio samplerate
@@ -306,7 +306,7 @@ saturation x see ``--saturation``
hue x see ``--hue``
panscan x see ``--panscan``
vsync x see ``--vsync``
-video-format video format (integer FourCC)
+video-format video format (string)
video-codec video codec selected for decoding
video-bitrate video bitrate
width video width
diff --git a/DOCS/man/en/options.rst b/DOCS/man/en/options.rst
index ea43b9c49f..12dccdc8c4 100644
--- a/DOCS/man/en/options.rst
+++ b/DOCS/man/en/options.rst
@@ -10,14 +10,32 @@
(``--ao=oss`` only) (OBSOLETE)
Override audio driver/card buffer size detection.
- Specify a priority list of audio codecs to be used, according to their
- codec name in codecs.conf. Use a '-' before the codec name to omit it.
- Use a '+' before the codec name to force it, this will likely crash! If
- the list has a trailing ',' mpv will fall back on codecs not contained
- in the list.
+ Specify a priority list of audio decoders to be used, according to their
+ family and decoder name. Entries like ``family:*`` prioritize all decoders
+ of the given family. When determining which decoder to use, the first
+ decoder that matches the audio format is selected. If that is unavailable,
+ the next decoder is used. Finally, it tries all other decoders that are not
+ explicitly selected or rejected by the option.
- *NOTE*: See ``--ac=help`` for a full list of available codecs.
+ ``-`` at the end of the list suppresses fallback to other available
+ decoders not on the ``--ad`` list. ``+`` in front of an entry forces the
+ decoder. Both of these shouldn't normally be used, because they break
+ normal decoder auto-selection!
+ ``-`` in front of an entry disables selection of the decoder.
+ ``--ad=lavc:mp3float``
+ Prefer the FFmpeg/Libav ``mp3float`` decoder over all other mp3
+ decoders.
+ ``--ad=spdif:ac3,lavc:*``
+ Always prefer spdif AC3 over FFmpeg/Libav over anything else.
+ ``--ad=help``
+ List all available decoders.
Specify a list of audio filters to apply to the audio stream. See
@@ -60,17 +78,6 @@
Same as ``--af``.
- Specify a priority list of audio codec families to be used, according to
- their codec name in codecs.conf. Falls back on the default codecs if none
- of the given codec families work.
- *NOTE*: See ``--afm=help`` for a full list of available codec families.
- :``--afm=ffmpeg``: Try FFmpeg's libavcodec codecs first.
Select audio channel. ``auto`` selects the default, ``no`` disables audio.
See also ``--alang``.
@@ -409,10 +416,6 @@
the start of the next one then keep playing video normally over the
chapter change instead of doing a seek.
- Override the standard search path and use the specified file instead of
- the builtin codecs.conf.
Controls the YUV to RGB color space conversion when playing video. There
are various standards. Normally, BT.601 should be used for SD video, and
@@ -2257,14 +2260,13 @@
Increment verbosity level, one level for each ``-v`` found on the command
- Specify a priority list of video codecs to be used, according to their
- codec name in ``codecs.conf``. Use a '-' before the codec name to omit it.
- Use a '+' before the codec name to force it, this will likely crash! If
- the list has a trailing ',' mpv will fall back on codecs not contained
- in the list.
+ Specify a priority list of video decoders to be used, according to their
+ family and name. See ``--ad`` for further details. Both of these options
+ use the same syntax and semantics, the only difference is that they
+ operate on different codec lists.
- *NOTE*: See ``--vc=help`` for a full list of available codecs.
+ *NOTE*: See ``--vd=help`` for a full list of available decoders.
Specify a list of video filters to apply to the video stream. See
@@ -2273,13 +2275,6 @@
``--vf-clr`` exist to modify a previously specified list, but you
shouldn't need these for typical use.
- Specify a priority list of video codec families to be used, according to
- their names in codecs.conf. Falls back on the default codecs if none of
- the given codec families work.
- *NOTE*: See ``--vfm=help`` for a full list of available codec families.
Select video channel. ``auto`` selects the default, ``no`` disables video.
diff --git a/DOCS/tech-overview.txt b/DOCS/tech-overview.txt
index 0fb20e7e81..9582caaea4 100644
--- a/DOCS/tech-overview.txt
+++ b/DOCS/tech-overview.txt
@@ -203,7 +203,5 @@ core/timeline/:
segments for playing an ordered chapters file is in tl_matroska.c.
- The files codecs.conf and input.conf are actually integrated into the
- mplayer binary by the build system. These files define the default settings.
- codecs.conf maps video/audio formats to decoders. input.conf contains
- the default keybindings.
+ The file input.conf is actually integrated into the mpv binary by the
+ build system. It contains the default keybindings.