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about me

John M is a Linux fan in Lowell, MA.

I work at at a local company writing software. I fool around with Free and Open Source software for fun.

I am an avid Last.fm user.

Theora, WTF?

Rants
Rants

I'm trying to watch video clips from Linux.conf.au. The videos are theora and vorbis in an ogg container. I'm using mplayer to play them.

They seem ok, until I try to fast forward or rewind then things get all screwed up. Sometimes the display sticks with the progress bar on screen, but the audio continues to play. If I use the lavf demuxer it lets me fast forward but seems to cause the playback to become "jerky" with a stop/start skipping kind of feel to it. My desktop behaves a little better than the laptop, but what the heck is going on.... apparently I'm the only one who has these problems because I can't find an issue even somewhat similar on google.

If you read this, and know a solution let me know. For now, I'm re-encoding with mencoder and watching an it as an mpeg in avi :-(

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