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Old 07-30-2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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Mplayer Video Output Problem


Dear Experts,

I am using Mplayer in Centos 5.3. Recently i was working fine, but today i noticed that its video windows is very small than the actual size of the video and monitor. I have played the same video in my other Centos Box using Mplayer on the same hardware (Virtual Plateform) and it is playing smartly in full screen. Kindly guide me that where is the problem.

With Thanks

Vijay Th
 
Old 07-30-2010, 04:24 AM   #2
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Sounds like direct rendering is disabled, post the output of lspci and glxinfo | grep direct
 
Old 07-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #3
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Thanks, right now it is not possible to give the grep output because system is away and not on the internet. Kindly tell me that how to enable rendering.
 
Old 07-30-2010, 08:36 AM   #4
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usually if you have an X config file move it:
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mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
then try re-starting the X server
 
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try the VARIOUS mplayer options:
mplayer -xy 2 filename
mplayer -fs filename
mplayer -vo xv
 
Old 08-03-2010, 01:13 AM   #6
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usually if you have an X config file move it:
Code:
mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
then try re-starting the X server
Sorry - this post was rushed.

The reason I say move the config file is that these days the X serveer does a pretty good job of detecting the optimum screen resolution, graphics card driver, mouse, keyboard and other input devices.

If you have a video card which requires a proprietary driver to take advantage of its more advanced features, such as NVidia or Radeon, then you'll have to either:

1. install the proprietary driver through your OS's package management system (preferred)

or

2. download the linux video driver from the manufacturer and install it by following their own instructions

With Slackware I use option 2, Slackware includes the development environment and libraries required for building a kernel driver module from source, others may not.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #7
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Before you start messing with the X server, let's check to see what the actual problem is. What's the output of 'mplayer -vo help' and 'mplayer /path/to/file' in the problem machine?

Adam
 
  


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