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Old 03-22-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
fadain
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Question MPLayeR PRobLeM


hello everyone,
Well i wanted to play movies on RH 8.0 so i downloaded mplayer "The linux movie player" as they say. After downloading mplayer i came to know that i also have to download dozens of dependencies to make it work. I did it all, and after it i started 'mplayer'. But whenever i try to run a movie, a fatal error occurs saying ' Cannot open/intialize the selected video output (-vo) device'. If its something related to my graphic card let me tell you that i have a 'asus rivia tnt2 m64' card with 32mb memory. Its just working fine. And yes another intresting thing happened that when i was trying desperately to run the mplayer and keep on getting the errors, once the video started. But when i tried to run it again the same error appeared. Now what do i do????
Fadain.
 
Old 03-22-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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what does "mplayer -vo help" say? aer you running the command as whoever you are actually logged in as in X? what vo are you trying to use?

and is there any chance of cutTiNG oUt The DUmB caSE..? it just makes you look daft, trust me.

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Old 03-23-2003, 02:41 AM   #3
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Well Chris i am a newbie and i dont know what is this vo all about.
So please try to be more simple.
If all the people here never had this type of error just forget it. Let me know if there exist anyother good linux movie player, i'll download it.
And well chris,
IF I AM RIGHT, ITS FINE....... BUT IF I AM WRONG, I DONT WANT TO BE RIGHT!
I wonder what xxxx under your name tells about you Chris
xxxx
fAdAin.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 02:12 AM   #4
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Don't feel bad got the same message error every time I run the program to what I come to find out is the mplayer can't play all the types of video tryed to watch a video in avi format no go and also .wmp but was told that I needed to load in more plugins for the player to work.


Well got to run.....
 
Old 03-24-2003, 02:54 AM   #5
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mmm yeah good way to go about trying to get help...
 
Old 03-24-2003, 06:12 AM   #6
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There are always people who want help but while doing so want to look |337.

SCNR

vo is video out of mplayer, it's probably set wrong.
mplayer -vo help gives a list of all possible video out channel mplayer can use, try with -vo x11 or -vo sdl.

Also you can set this in your mplayer config file (should be in ~/.mplayer/config)

If you don't like mplayer try xine or oogle they are quit good too afaik.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 04:26 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by fadain
Well Chris i am a newbie and i dont know what is this vo all about.
So please try to be more simple.
If all the people here never had this type of error just forget it. Let me know if there exist anyother good linux movie player, i'll download it.
And well chris,
IF I AM RIGHT, ITS FINE....... BUT IF I AM WRONG, I DONT WANT TO BE RIGHT!
I wonder what xxxx under your name tells about you Chris
xxxx
fAdAin.
Not to be a jerk, but I don't see what Chris said that was so complicated. He gave you a good answer, and a good suggestion about the casing. He asked you what "mplayer -vo help" says. Had you at least tried to type that into your terminal you would probably be able to figure out your problem, or at least be able to give us more information to help you solve it. There are other movie players for Linux, and if you do a search in google you'd find that out. Remember, we're here to help but we're not here to hold your hand. Use what's available to you for helping yourself: search engines. You could probably do a search on the LinuxQuestions board for "mplayer" and pull up at least 100 threads. One of them will most likely have a solution to your problem.

Taking shots at those who offer help is not going to get you very far here or anywhere else you try to get help.
 
  


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