MPlayer & MEncoder SB63 (Updated 22 Jan 2015)

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Here are builds of MPlayer and MEncoder for Windows that I had requests for.
My main focus with these builds is on MEncoder stability, since that is what we use for the media server transcoding, so each release is thoroughly tested to transcode and mux from and to many formats.
Specifically, the stability of outputting H.264 via x264 and MPEG-2 with AC-3 and DTS variants inside MPEG-PS, and WMV with WMA inside ASF, as well as handling different DVD and subtitle inputs.
I test each build for several different things before release, and since Universal Media Server also uses these builds there are many testers who report any bugs which I then fix.


Older Downloads:



2015-01-22 – SB63

  • Synchronised with r37363, which fixed audio with DVD sources
  • Updated FFmpeg to f845ae0

2015-01-03 – SB62

  • Synchronised with r37352
  • Minimized logspam
  • Updated FFmpeg to 11201bb
  • Updated fontconfig to 2.11.91
  • Updated jpeg to 9a
  • Updated libcdio to 0.93
  • Updated libogg to 1.3.2
  • Updated libpng to 1.6.15
  • Updated libvorbis to 1.3.4
  • Updated lzo to 2.08
  • Updated MPFR to 3.1.2
  • Updated mpg123 to 1.21.0
  • Updated xvid to 1.3.3
  • Updated yasm to 1.3.0

2014-12-30 – SB61

  • Synchronised with r37344, which:
    • Fixes support for Opus
    • Fixes support for DVDs
    • Fixes color and italic support for MicroDVD subtitles
    • Improves MPEG-2 output
    • Fixes x264 hardware acceleration
    • Fixes bugs
  • Updated FFmpeg to ac08c5c, which:
    • Improves support for many containers and codecs
    • Fixes bugs
  • Updated x264 to r2525, which:
    • Fixes VBR support
    • Fixes VFR support
    • Increases speed



  1. Yeah FFmpeg is much more basic in terms of features but the few things it does it does better than MEncoder.

  2. massive difference from sb52->sb53. things that lagged before no longer do and buffer fills up alot faster. great work :) back to using mencoder again lol

  3. btw. mplayer&mencoder are broken for DVD input if ‘-nosound’ is used :(

    mplayer.exe -lavdopts threads=1 dvd://1 -dvd-device “F:\TestClips&Co\DVDs\ElephantsDream\VIDEO_TS” -nosound -vo direct3d


    MPEG: Missing video stream!? Contact the author, it may be a bug :(

    mplayer.exe -lavdopts threads=1 dvd://1 -dvd-device “F:\TestClips&Co\DVDs\ElephantsDream\VIDEO_TS” -vo direct3d
    works (aside from the sound not beeing muted)

    mplayer.exe -lavdopts threads=1 dvd://1 -dvd-device “F:\TestClips&Co\DVDs\ElephantsDream\VIDEO_TS” -nosound -vo direct3d -ao nul
    works as workaround for mplayer, but sadly I haven’t found one for mencoder

    Any ideas?

    Cu Selur

  4. as wokraround using ‘-demuxer lavf dvdnav://’ instead of ‘dvd://1′ seems to work,..
    (still ugly development)

  5. download link is missing for sb55

  6. The -nosound bug is fixed upstream already.

  7. Why do not automatically play subtitles?

    version: SB56
    OS: Wndows7 sp1
    Lang: Korean

  8. When there are Korean characters in the file path there’s an error~

  9. Can I use the QSV encoding in this build?

  10. Sanjay jadhav

    July 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    All the above versions of MEncoder fails to convert mov files to FLV which are larger than 1 GB. Any workaround to make this work.

  11. @Sanjay jadhav Can you please give me the command you used?

  12. @SubJunk,can you add support for FDKAAC Encoder in mencoder,as a separate module because of licensing problems.
    Thank you for this great build of mplayer/mencoder.

  13. The Mplayer and Mencoder of SB59 cannot play a DVD ISO file in a folder which name including the Asian characters, but the SB41 is OK. For eample, the command
    .\mplayer.exe -dvd-device D:\重要数据\视频归档\200504~1\sample.ISO dvd://1
    will failed in SB59, run OK in SB41.

    The versions between SB41 and SB59 are not checked.

    Would you please solve this in the new version?

  14. The version after SB51 cannot play the DVD ISO file in a folder which name including Asian characters, but the version SB50 is OK. The command is like below
    .\mplayer.exe -dvd-device D:\BT下载\sample.ISO dvd://1

  15. @wind001 thanks for reporting it, I’ll try to fix it :)

  16. I tried burn subtitle. it burned clearly but didn’t use i choosed subfont.
    MEncoder\mencoder.exe -mc 0 -priority idle -aid 0 -vid 0 -vf-add scale=1280:720 -ovc x264 -x264encopts bitrate=1831:threads=2: -of avi -subfont-autoscale 3 -subfont-blur 2 -subfont-outline 2 -subfont "C:\Windows\Fonts\arial.ttf" -subcp UTF-8 -subpos 96 -subfont-text-scale 3 -sub -oac faac -faacopts br=128: -channels 2 -delay 0 -o output.avi source.avi

    What is the problem?

  17. Really nice work you’re doing, i really ‘love’ your mplayer versions !
    I am developping HamMultiPlayer (, a realtime MultiMedias Player Gui using mplayer. My main question is : Do you compile a mplayer 64bits versions ? Will you ? It would be great for me.

    Thanks again for your work ;)


  18. Hi,

    I’m developping a multiplayer using this mplayer release (SB63).
    First, i would like to thank you for this light and powerfull release (Light weight and fast).

    My application use MediaInfo and mplayer to display previews of movies stored on local drives.
    Here’s my adress site :

    Don’t stop building your versions. These are my favorites.


  19. @servet try just using -font instead of -subfont

  20. @barnuble I don’t compile 64-bit sorry, maybe in the future :)

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