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when i try to play a movie i get vo errors, when i type mplayer -vo x11 <movie>.mov the movie plays fine, but when i change the mplayer.conf file from xv tp x11, it won't play...any ideas wny this might be?
Originally posted by bosewicht yeah after i edit the file, i try to restart mplayer and get the same -vo error......i'm changing the line "vo=xv" to "vo=x11" but it doesn't seem like it's doing anything
Not sure, maybe its still reading the file from cache or something. Maybe logout and log back in... remove any /tmp files and then test. Not totally sure as I really don't customize my .conf file for mplayer... I just run commands from the terminal, etc.
you could make an alias:
alias mplayer='mplayer -vo x11"
Place this line in your ~/.bashrc
and you can leave out the -vo part next time. But I don't see why it wouldn't work if you edit your ~/.mplayer/config
After messing around for some time, i found a gui.conf file in /home/<user>/.mplayer which i had to edit. that is why command line worked but the gui interface wouldn't play anything. even though i changed both
that is just really funny that there were 3 config files that i had to edit to get it working and that each of them overrides the other