Originally Posted by xps8700
However, people at linuxquestions.org helped me to compile and fine tune mplayer for my specific ssytem, so thats why I am worried about this.
That sounds suspicious since the best tuning for MPlayer is usually
./configure && make
It could also be a bad rip as starting mplayer from the command line I've seen this once:
[h264 @ 0xe044e0]number of reference frames exceeds max
(Most) Important part of output missing.
Does the sample play fine with speed 0.5 (or lower)? If not, it is an MPlayer problem and should be reported on mplayer-users.