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Old 10-04-2003, 06:55 PM   #1
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problems with viewing video (mpg, avi...)


I have a Dell Inspiron 2500 with Mandrake 9.1. I have Xine, and kaboodle installed, in all video files avi, mpg... I open them in Xine or kaboodle and about 1/2 inch of the video on the right side of the screen is just blue and 1/2 in of the video on the left side is cut off. Any ideas on what I can do to help fix this problem? thanks. if you need more info let me know and I am willing to post a screenshot.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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Try Mplayer, its supposed to be one of the best all around video players.

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/news.html
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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nope, still does the same thing. thanks though.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:46 PM   #4
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Hmmm, thats odd. What kind of video card are you using, and whats your screen resolution set to? The only other time Ive seen something like that was when I put Mandrake on a friends laptop, and he had the res maxed out at like 1150x1400 I think.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 05:32 PM   #5
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post a screenshot.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:15 PM   #6
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unfortunately it does not seem to want to take a snapshot of the screen properly of the video being played, just shows blue. Anyways here is the clip I was playing http://www.everythingcelica.com/gal2...billybrun.mpeg and here are a few little snapshots that did not come out but show that it was playing when i took the snapshot (on pause) http://blackphiber.no-ip.org/pics/snapshot1.png
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http://blackphiber.no-ip.org/pics/snapshot2.png

sorry I cant get a decent capture. btw, this is with xine.

My video card on this inspiron 2500 is I think an intel
heres what i get from 'mandrake control center'
Description: ‎82815 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]

Module: ‎Card:Intel 815

Media class: ‎DISPLAY_VGA

thats another thing, I cannot get the resolution to change from 800x600 to 1024x768, I change it in the mandrake control center, log out and back into X and it has not changed. weird. Anyways thanks for the help.

Last edited by blackphiber; 10-05-2003 at 09:21 PM.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:43 PM   #7
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oh my... that is odd... i've never seen it like that. i have had the whole viewer turn blue on me when moving the window really fast but it would go back to the black backdrop. can you run xine from the shell terminal and post the terminal output? also can you post your ~/xine/config file?

also what version of xine are you running?
i notice that it looks like to me that you there's no dvd button so you won't be watching dvds on your laptop either. maybe download and install libdvdread and libdvdcss.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 04:40 PM   #8
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output from opening xine:
[thomas@x1-6-00-20-e0-6c-19-4d thomas]$ xine
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.9.18
(c) 2000-2003 by G. Bartsch and the xine project team.
Built with xine library 1.0.0 (1-beta4)
Found xine library version: 1.0.0 (1-beta4).
XServer Vendor: Mandrake Linux (XFree86 4.3, patch level 5mdk). Release: 40300000,
Protocol Version: 11, Revision: 0,
Available Screen(s): 1, using 0
Depth: 16.
-[ xiTK version 0.10.1 ]-
-[ WM type: (EWMH) KWIN {KWin} ]-
Display is not using Xinerama.
demux_sputext: initializing
main: probing <xv> video output plugin
video_out_xv: using Xv port 69 from adaptor I810 Video Overlay for hardware colorspace conversion and scaling.
video_out_xv: open_plugin
video_out_xv: port attribute XV_COLORKEY (6) value is 2110
video_out_xv: port attribute XV_BRIGHTNESS (5) value is 0
video_out_xv: port attribute XV_CONTRAST (4) value is 64
video_out_xv: this adaptor supports the yuy2 format.
video_out_xv: this adaptor supports the yv12 format.
video_out_xv: property #11 = 0
video_out: thread created
main: probing <oss> audio output plugin
audio_oss_out: Opening audio device...
audio_oss_out: using device >/dev/dsp<
audio_oss_out: using SNDCTL_DSP_GETODELAY
audio_oss_out : supported modes are mono stereo (4-channel not enabled in xine config) (5-channel not enabled in xine config) (5.1-channel not enabled in xine config)
xine: xine_stream_new
xine: xine_stream_new
xine: xine_stream_new
xine: xine_stream_new
video_out_xv: property #2 = 0
video_out_xv: property #5 = 0
video_out_xv: property #3 = 0
video_out_xv: property #4 = 64
demux_mpeg_blockpen_plugin:input ID=file count = 1
demux_sputext: open_plugin() called
xine: found input plugin : file input plugin
xine: found demuxer plugin: Elementary MPEG stream demux plugin
metronom: video discontinuity #1, type is 0, disc_off is 0
metronom: waiting for audio discontinuity #1
metronom: audio discontinuity #1, type is 0, disc_off 0
metronom: waiting for in_discontinuity update #1
metronom: video vpts adjusted with prebuffer to 153889
metronom: audio vpts adjusted with prebuffer to 153891
Using MMXEXT for IDCT transform
Using MMXEXT for motion compensation
xine: xine_play
xine: xine_play_internal ...done
demux_mpeg_blockpen_plugin:input ID=file count = 2
demux_sputext: open_plugin() called
xine: found input plugin : file input plugin
xine: found demuxer plugin: Elementary MPEG stream demux plugin
metronom: video discontinuity #2, type is 0, disc_off is 0
metronom: waiting for audio discontinuity #2
metronom: audio discontinuity #2, type is 0, disc_off 0
metronom: waiting for in_discontinuity update #2
metronom: video vpts adjusted with prebuffer to 3798198
metronom: audio vpts adjusted with prebuffer to 3798199
xine: xine_play
xine: xine_play_internal ...done
xine: xine_dispose
xine_exit: shutdown audio
xine_exit: shutdown video
video_decoder: shutdown...
video_decoder: shutdown...2
video_decoder: shutdown...3
video_decoder: shutdown...4
xine_exit: bye!


here is my ~/xine/config2 file (for some reason there is no config, but config2)
It's long... thanks
#
# xine config file
#

# Windows stacking (more)
# bool, default: 0
gui.always_layer_above:0

# Visiblility behavior of panel
# bool, default: 0
gui.auto_panel_visibility:0

# Visibility behavior of output window
# bool, default: 0
gui.auto_video_output_visibility:0

gui.control_x:200
gui.control_y:100
# Event sender behavior
# bool, default: 1
gui.eventer_sticky:1

gui.eventer_x:720
gui.eventer_y:100
# configuration experience level
# { Beginner Advanced Expert Master of the known universe }, default: 0
gui.experience_level:Master of the known universe

# Windows stacking
# bool, default: 0
gui.layer_above:0

# Logo mrl
# string, default: file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv
gui.logo_mrl:file:/usr/share/xine/skins/xine-ui_logo.mpv

# gui mrl browser x coordinate
# numeric, default: 200
gui.mrl_browser_x:200

# gui mrl browser y coordinate
# numeric, default: 100
gui.mrl_browser_y:100

# Enable OSD support
# bool, default: 1
gui.osd_enabled:1

# Dismiss OSD time (s)
# numeric, default: 3
gui.osd_timeout:3

# gui panel visibility
# bool, default: 1
gui.panel_visible:1

# numeric, default: 200
gui.panel_x:7

# numeric, default: 100
gui.panel_y:454

# Ask user for playback with unsupported codec
# bool, default: 0
gui.play_anyway:0

# Post audio plugin
# { oscope fftscope goom }, default: 0
gui.post_audio_pluginscope

# Post video plugin
# { None invert }, default: 0
gui.post_video_plugin:None

# Screensaver wakeup
# numeric, default: 10
gui.screensaver_timeout:10

gui.setup_x:100
gui.setup_y:73
# Stream information
# bool, default: 0
gui.sinfo_auto_update:0

# gui skin theme
# { lcd mp2k pitt xinetic cloudy CelomaMdk CelomaGold CelomaChrome }, default: 3
gui.skin:xinetic

# Skin Server Url
# string, default: http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx
gui.skin_server_url:http://xine.sourceforge.net/skins/skins.slx

# Chapter hopping
# bool, default: 1
gui.skip_by_chapter:1

# change xine's behavior for unexperienced user
# bool, default: 1
gui.smart_mode:1

# Snapshot location
# string, default: /home/thomas
gui.snapshotdir:/home/thomas

# New stream sizes resize output window
# bool, default: 1
gui.stream_resize_window:1

# tips timeout (ms)
# numeric, default: 500
gui.tips_timeout:500

# gui tips visibility
# bool, default: 1
gui.tips_visible:1

# use XVidModeExtension when switching to fullscreen
# bool, default: 0
gui.use_xvidext:0

# Visual animation style
# { None Post Plugin Stream Animation }, default: 1
gui.visual_anim:Post Plugin

# brightness value
# [0..65535], default: 32896
gui.vo_brightness:32896

# contrast value
# [0..65535], default: 16448
gui.vo_contrast:16448

# hue value
# [0..65535], default: 0
gui.vo_hue:0

# saturation value
# [0..65535], default: 0
gui.vo_saturation:0

# synchronized X protocol (debug)
# bool, default: 0
gui.xsynchronize:0

# Double size for small streams (require stream_resize_window)
# bool, default: 0
gui.zoom_small_stream:0

# audio driver to use
# { auto null oss }, default: 0
audio.driver:auto

# Enable 5.0 channel analog surround output
# bool, default: 0
audio.five_channel:0

# Enable 5.1 channel analog surround output
# bool, default: 0
audio.five_lfe_channel:0

# if !=0 always resample to given rate
# numeric, default: 0
audio.force_rate:0

# Enable 4.0 channel analog surround output
# bool, default: 0
audio.four_channel:0

# oss mixer device
# string, default: /dev/mixer
audio.mixer_name:/dev/mixer

# Audio volume
# [0..100], default: 50
audio.mixer_volume:50

# /dev/dsp# device to use for oss output, -1 => auto_detect
# numeric, default: -1
audio.oss_device_num:-1

# Adjust a/v sync for OSS softsync
# [-3000..3000], default: 0
audio.oss_latency:0

# A/V sync method to use by OSS, depends on driver/hardware
# { auto getodelay getoptr softsync probebuffer }, default: 0
audio.oss_sync_method:auto

# adjust if audio is offsync
# numeric, default: 0
audio.passthrough_offset:0

# restore volume level at startup
# bool, default: 0
audio.remember_volume:0

# adjust whether resampling is done or not
# { auto off on }, default: 0
audio.resample_mode:auto

# Software deinterlace method (Key I toggles deinterlacer on/off)
# { none bob weave greedy onefield onefield_xv linearblend }, default: 4
video.deinterlace_methodnefield

# video driver to use
# { auto xv SyncFB xshm none sdl vidix fb }, default: 0
video.driver:auto

# horizontal image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
video.horizontal_position:100

# vertical image position in the output window
# [0..100], default: 50
video.vertical_position:53

# Colorkey used for Xv video overlay
# [0..16777215], default: 2110
video.xv_colorkey:2110

# cddbp cache directory
# string, default: /home/thomas/.xine/cddbcache
input.cdda_cddb_cachedir:/home/thomas/.xine/cddbcache

# cddbp server port
# numeric, default: 8880
input.cdda_cddb_port:8880

# cddbp server name
# string, default: freedb.freedb.org
input.cdda_cddb_server:freedb.freedb.org

# use cddb feature
# bool, default: 1
input.cdda_use_cddb:1

# list hidden files
# bool, default: 1
input.file_hidden_files:1

# file browsing start location
# string, default: /home/thomas
input.file_origin_path:/home/thomas/Documents/videos

# Network bandwidth
# { 14.4 Kbps (Modem) 19.2 Kbps (Modem) 28.8 Kbps (Modem) 33.6 Kbps (Modem) 34.4 Kbps (Modem) 57.6 Kbps (Modem) 115.2 Kbps (ISDN) 262.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL) 393.2 Kbps (Cable/DSL) 524.3 Kbps (Cable/DSL) 1.5 Mbps (T1) 10.5 Mbps (LAN) }, default: 10
input.mms_network_bandwidth:1.5 Mbps (T1)

# path to your local vcd device file
# string, default: /dev/cdrom
input.vcd_device:/dev/cdrom

# enable a/52 dynamic range compensation
# bool, default: 0
codec.a52_dynrng:0

# a/52 volume control
# [0..200], default: 100
codec.a52_level:100

# enable audio downmixing to 2.0 surround stereo
# bool, default: 0
codec.a52_surround_downmix:0

# path to real player codecs, if installed
# string, default: unknown
codec.real_codecs_path:unknown

# Colorspace conversion method used by Goom
# { Fast but not photorealistic Slow but looks better (mmx) }, default: 0
post.goom_csc_method:Fast but not photorealistic

# Frames per second to generate with Goom
# numeric, default: 10
post.goom_fps:10

# Goom image height in pixels
# numeric, default: 240
post.goom_height:240

# Use Goom asm optimizations
# bool, default: 1
post.goom_use_asm:1

# Goom image width in pixels
# numeric, default: 320
post.goom_width:320

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 2
decoder.a/52_priority:2

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 9
decoder.adpcm_priority:9

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.cinepak_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.cyuv_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.dts_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.ffmpegaudio_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.ffmpegvideo_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.fli_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 9
decoder.gsm610_priority:9

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.idcinvideo_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.interplay_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.interplayaudio_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 9
decoder.logpcm_priority:9

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.mad_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 6
decoder.mpeg2_priority:6

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.msrle_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.msvc_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.nsf_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.pcm_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.qtrle_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 6
decoder.real_priority:6

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.realadec_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.rgb_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.roq_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.roqaudio_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.rpza_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 9
decoder.smc_priority:9

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.spucc_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.spudec_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.sputext_priority:1

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 4
decoder.svq1_priority:4

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 5
decoder.vorbis_priority:5

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 9
decoder.wc3video_priority:9

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 6
decoder.yuv_frames_priority:6

# decoder's priority compared to others
# numeric, default: 1
decoder.yuv_priority:1

# media format detection strategy
# { default reverse content extension }, default: 0
misc.demux_strategy:default

# Memcopy method to use in xine for large data chunks.
# { probe glibc kernel mmx mmxext sse }, default: 0
misc.memcpy_method:mmxext

# Palette (foreground-border-background) to use on subtitles
# { white-black-transparent white-none-transparent white-none-translucid yellow-black-transparent }, default: 0
misc.osd_text_palette:white-black-transparent

# target encoding for subtitles (have to match font encoding)
# string, default: iso-8859-2
misc.spu_dst_encoding:iso-8859-2

# source encoding of subtitles
# string, default: windows-1250
misc.spu_src_encoding:windows-1250
 
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you get a blue box as you are using a low level video output like xv in mplayer which sends the video directly to the graphics card. use a less direct output like x11.....
 
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thank you, you are right. I wonder why that is, well don't really know what else to say but thanks.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 10:10 PM   #11
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thank you, you are right. I wonder why that is, well don't really know what else to say but thanks.
A blue strip (or cyan or fuchsia) indicates sync problems. Video is sent as 5 basic signals:
R red
G green
B blue
VD vertical sync
HD horizontal sync
black and white levels are usually controlled by the application or other software (driver etc)

you get a sync problem when you either lose a VD or HD signal (whole screen will turn blue) or the processor/bus/interrupt combination isn't 100% timed correctly (like when having to refresh because you're moving a video out window around).

You're problem went away (i hope) because you are using software to buffer the video now instead of sending signals directly to the video chipset.

Hope this answers your questions.
 
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thanks!

Quote:
Originally posted by blackphiber
thank you, you are right. I wonder why that is, well don't really know what else to say but thanks.
thanks! This also fixed my long-standing problem with mplayer! I really appreciate the advice!

Take care,
-Frank
 
  


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