I'm making some experiences with the YUV raw video format. This YUV video I created (with ppmtoy4m from mjpegtools, from a series of screenshots taken at 24 fps) plays OK with Totem, correct rate, correct colors, everything. Plus, ffmpeg can convert it to a .mpg just fine. But mplayer and mencoder get lost. I'm using version 1.0-0.47.svn20100703 in CentOS 6.
mplayer video.yuv -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=1152:h=864:format=i420
...but the result is a weird frame displacement like an old TV with a deregulated horizontal. Seemingly, it's interpreting the frame headers as if they were part of the frame.
The bzipped YUV file can be found here (WARNING: 34 megs compressed, 3.5 gigs uncompressed!)
The indiviual ppm frames are here (2.8 megs compressed, 557 megs uncompressed)
The video was generated with
cat *.ppm | ppmtoy4m -F 24:1 >video.yuv
Is there a parameter I'm missing?