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Old 03-11-2004, 10:01 PM   #1
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mplayer shows half screen for avi's


I have Mandrake 9.1 installed on my desktop: AMD Athlon 2500+, NVIDIA Gforce4, Creative Labs ES1371 .
When I launch any video file (mpg, avi) - I see top half of the picture only. The other half of the picture I don't see even if I resize the window, make it full screen, of try to change scaling format.



Any suggestions?

thanks,

jxl
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:29 AM   #2
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Man, you wound up on the 0 reply list from yesterday. I just thought I would bump your post since I have never heard of anything like that at all... It seems like if it would play these files at all (even half the picture ...), the codecs would have to be installed properly; but you might try downloading them from the mplayer site and reinstalling them as per the instructions at the web site.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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What codecs are they, and are they the correct version?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:37 AM   #4
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Good question... I just assumed since he was running Mandrake that it came pre-installed but maybe not

Last time I played with Mandy (8 mos ago?) it came with more software than I could comprehend More than Mandy seemed to be able to comprehend as well considering the general bugginess of it.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:54 AM   #5
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Have you tried all the options like:

mplayer -vo xv aaa.avi
mplayer -vo sdl:x11 -forcexv aaa.avi
mplayer -vo x11 aaa.avi

or maybe you can try changing the color depth from 24 bit to 16 bit.

I never had this such problem with mplayer installation on RedHat.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 06:14 AM   #6
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How did you install mplayer (source, rpm)? What version are you running? What graphics hardware/drivers are you using?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:36 PM   #7
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aha. thanks you guys.

this worked:

mplayer -vo sdl:x11 -forcexv aaa.avi

still haven't gone into man mplayer to actually learn what this command is, but it gives me a fairly nice full screen display.

yeah, i installed from rpm originally.

thanks,

jxl
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:49 PM   #8
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Also try pressing "c" repeatedly to change resolution.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:30 PM   #9
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thank you very much!!

jxl
 
  


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