View Full Version : Poor Audio Quality with mplayer

08-29-2004, 06:11 PM
I have searched the forums, and have not seen this problem come up before.

I used Sleeper's ISO to monte my Series 2 box. Worked perfectly ... I can telnet in, and FTP files in. I installed TiVOWeb+ and mfs_ftp. I can FTP ty files from the TiVO to my machine with no problems. I also used the noscramble patch to get unencrypted streams. All of this works fine.

However, when playing the 'ty' file off the local hard disk using 'mplayer', the audio quality is understandable, but has encoding (or rather decoding) artifacts. It is hard to describe the sound, but duration dialog, for example, the voices sound have an additional "screechy" artifact.

I guess my question is: did I miss anything that is required to get clean video from the TiVO?


01-02-2005, 06:46 PM
I had that problem as well. If you see this when you start mplayer, you might find the solution below solves your problem too:

Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 20000->192000 (160.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)

Try starting mplayer like this:

mplayer -ac mad <file.ty>

This cleared the audio up, but you may have to reconfigure and re-make mplayer after installing libmad (and it's "development" files).

Hope this helps.