The Google Video web site covers the basics of what this is. It’s interesting, but the front-end at least on my machine is seemingly pretty alpha.
Quite interesting matches, but yeah: the sound seems pretty fucked up on my machine too - just bleeps and blops. Is it somebody’s techno mix? Is it possible to download them, or are these just things to watch online? Because I’m afraid to press “STOP” (since that technically in most player terms is “cancel playback, time to zero”) in order to pause now that I’m ~30m into the match. And where’s the rewind once you see something that makes you go “Ooooooo!”?!?
Actually, now that I see the encoding parameters above, the errors makes sense - I’m assuming you’re using the old pirated version of the WMA2 encoder, which nobody is going to work well with. (I’m assuming 3ivX vid/WMA2 aud in the AVI file format?)
EDITx2: It’s just using VLC (VideoLanClient, IIRC), so the source audio problem should be indeed that the video was encoded with the crusty old pirated WMA2 encoder. It’ll work on some machines if you have a random WMA2 decoder installed, I’d think, but this should generally fail for most users… ?
EDITx3: I’ve figured out how to download these videos now… if it is encoding via 3ivx, it’s encoding to fourCC DIVX anyways, and it’s pulling in the FhG codec for the decode, so this may be DIVX/MP3, but there’s something wrong with the audio stream. My primary computer is down for the count (hardware problem) for tonight, but I’m still toying around with this to figure out what’s going on here.
EDITx4: Can’t find riffwalk.exe anywhere, so just pulled up the file in notepad.exe to hand walk the RIFF - it is indeed divx/mp3 (fourCC ‘divx’, formattag 85). In theory you’d get more mileage with fourCC ‘DIVX’ (note caps - VFW is case-sensitive) and I’m not sure what the hell is blowing up the FhG decoder here, but I’m pretty damned curious at this point to know what encoding tool made the video. Anybody? It looks FFmpeg0.4.9-pre1b4752 with LAME 3.96.1?? I’d lightly suggest a reencode - pretty much any of the 8 vids blow up the FhG decoder (in ACM apps - I haven’t gotten the content to work in DShow apps yet), suggesting that either LAME or FFmpeg is doing something unusual to the audio stream(?).