Again, I’m not using a Mac, so I don’t have anything to test hands-on. I don’t know how the mplayer download is setup, but when extracting, I would presume the file vp6vfw.dll wasn’t in the package. The site suggests mplayer can play avi with various codecs using Windows dll files (dynamic link libaries). For vp6, vp6vfw.dll is the codec file in use in Windows. I don’t know where you would need to copy it to on your Mac hard disk, or what modifications you may need to make to get mplayer to recognize vp6 files and decode using the appropriate dll.
You could ask for assistance in the mplayer mac os x forums
One more question, some avi movie I can play but no sound. I checked it with QuickTime properties and its audio format is MSGO, I believe the sound track is there but QuickTime and Mplayer don’t recognize it.
Do you have the answer for this?
I just talked to On2 technologies, they are not willing to make it available to open source community in any form (dll or source). In fact, after I told them that I can locate the source, they threatened (or probably actually called FBI).
I recommend that people stop supporting VP6 (and NTV). If so much trouble is involved.
You cannot play VP6 encoded files on other platforms as the codec is primarily Windows based. The vp6vfw.dll solution will only work for VLC on Windows. Your only real bet is to take that file to a Windows machine (or in Virtual PC though it will be much slower going) and reencode it to something else.
As for why some AVI’s don’t play sound, they may contain audio encoded with a Windows only codec. Again, the only thing you can do is to reencode on a Windows box.
I hate thie codec so bad.
I have the Sims 2 and since getting the thing. I have not been able to play any of the vids that are produced.
I understand that VP6 made the codec.
So I wrote to them. After EA’s community style support was getting me nowhere (IE reboot reinstall etc) and got the following reply.
Hello, EA made a custom implementation of VP6 that is their
property. For support, please contact EA directly.
their wicked little .dll is sitting in the S32 folder alright. But it is not doing anything. Whatever the Sims 2 is encoding with, is not it. Not really anyhow. I bet it is something as silly as having the game installed on E drive rather then C drive. Or something of that ilk. IT produces an AVI. But no player will recognise it, or its codec.
Any suggestions here. I have sent a few emails around. I will repost here if I find out anything else.
I have been able to play movies created using Sims 2 without a problem. I don’t have Sims 2, but I just installed the vp6.2 codec from On2’s website, and the videos play using Windows Media Player. What is your setup?
I’m curious, did anyone get a vp6.2 encoded movie to play on a mac with mplayer? I saw the posts above, but no one actually posted that they got it to work.
Finally, to the person that said they can get the vp6 source code... were you serious? How may I ask can you steal their source code? You are not just talking about vp3 which has been open sourced?
These are the ones created directly by the Sims 2 game. Not the ones that people put on the website.
I think it has a conflict with something. Because it won’t even encode stuff on my computer. I’ve sent the supposed V6 encoded files to other people, who can get their’s to work. But they can not get mine to work.
Eddie Phanichkul wrote:
VP6 should die a slow and painful death. Oh they are already doing that.
I have been beating my head against this wall for a long time. I recorded the torture on this thread: http://www.blackpearlsims.com/showthread.php?49406-How-many-Codecs-can-I-safely-install&p=801347#post801347
Sims 2 codec vp6vfw.dll makes vids blurry. It did not even install with my game so I put it in myself but quality sucks!
When you ask for help you just get a bunch of generic answers like, “Have you tried installing K-lite?"
No one knows jack about codecs.