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Old 09-04-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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cant view cd in linux


I've installed MPlayer. But still unable to read vcd,audio cd files. The following Error message is showing "Fatal Error: Error opening/initializing the selected video-out(-vo) device.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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at the cli, if you enter "mplayer -vo help" it will list all the video output drivers available.

then you can try different ones using -vo when running mplayer.

for example, I use the gl2 driver, like so: mplayer -vo gl2

take a look at the list of drivers and try some that look compatible with your setup. some of them will work, many will not. just for giggles, if it's in the list, try "-vo aa" or "-vo caca" (note that you won't want to use these as defualt though! )

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Old 09-04-2006, 11:49 PM   #3
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I 've tried with mplayer -vo vesa <filename> now video is coming perfectly...but didnt get any audio. what i am supposed to do?
 
Old 09-05-2006, 12:11 AM   #4
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same deal(for actual playback, and getting a list of drivers) execpt the switch is -ao

alternatively, you might find that the audio and video both work with just a different video driver - but I'm not really sure about that, or what the criteria is for choosing the best driver (I wound up using gl2 through trial-and-error).
 
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i 've tried with the switch -ao. but out of 7/8 device listing, no audio device is compatible with my setup...

while installing Red Hat Linux EL 4 i've selected everything in package listing...

pls help me out...
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:17 AM   #6
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I'm afraid I'm about out of ideas at this point, I thought either oss or alsa would work. maybe try forgetting the ao switch and just test different vo drivers.

Red Hat is getting pretty dated, you might have better luck with a more current distro. I hope though, that a more experienced linuxer will rebut this statement if it's false, as my only reason for suspecting RH is its age.
 
  


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