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Old 10-13-2004, 11:35 PM   #1
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Mplayer + Win2k + crappy laptop video card = funky/slow graphics?


Okay, here's the lowdown of my issue:

Running Win2k on a 750mhz PIII laptop, with a crappy 8MB integrated Trident Cyberblade chipset video card.

Up until a few days ago, it played fine. However, I needed to install an xvid codec for a brief time, so I did. Upon using mplayer again, I find that hte graphics have suddenly gone completely whack. The sides of the images appear on the opposite side (as if stretched) and only in strands of blue or yellow.

I uninstalled the xvid codec (it was from xvid's site, so it was reliable), and even tracked down all the files to make sure. Still have the problem.

I've already checked for a latest video driver, doesn't seem like there is such a thing.

If I disable DirectDraw acceleration, the problems disappear, but the playback begins to drop a lot of frames, making it unplayable in fullscreen.

I've tried reinstalling mplayer, and all the codecs, no good.

The system doesn't have good OpenGL support, so I am forced to use an old OpenGL driver, which results in very poor performance.

Note that I am using directx:noaccel. If I remove the :noaccel, I get an error saying it could not use overlay mode.

Anyone have any brilliant ideas? (I know I should be using linux, but it works fine there, but I need it working for windows again also)
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:01 AM   #2
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is this the right driver?

http://drivers.soft32.com/driver/dow...880-24039.html

the driver i most likely the cause of the problem.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 06:56 AM   #3
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I think thats the same driver IBM has on their website, but I'll try it later anyway.

The thing that bothers me is that this all started after installing XVID. I don't understand why it would cause everything to mess up. I haven't touched the video card drivers until the problem had started. Meh.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 06:37 PM   #4
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remember

YOU ARE USING WINDOWS
 
  


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