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I finally was able to install mplayer correctly and plays mp3's and everything (now that the player that comes with linux doesn't play mp3's). But I still can't make any video to play, Ive tried alot of things exept DVD's. I have alot of mpg, and mpegs in dvix format and rm's etc. but I also tried raw avi's and other formats of video and I still get an error on mplayer I get something about video out (-vo) can anyone help me fix this?
Originally posted by lramos85 now that the player that comes with linux doesn't play mp3's
im assuming you are talking about XMMS and you are using Red Hat 9, if this is the case download this http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.....7-21.i386.rpm
because for mp3's i would totally recommend XMMS, especially if you were a WinAmp kinda guy in Windoze. Its a really great app, just some distros don't include the mp3 codec due to legality and all that jazz
Originally posted by lramos85 I get something about video out (-vo) can anyone help me fix this?
i had this problem for awhile, what you need to do is load gmplayer (im assuming you are using the GUI) and go into your preferences -> video and keep choosing different video drivers until you find one that will work for you. if however you are using the CLI do
$ mplayer -vo help
this will list possible video output drivers, then when you try and play a file use a different driver. hope this helps ^_^
Last edited by GT_Onizuka; 10-14-2003 at 12:11 AM.
Originally posted by lramos85 OK, I tried different video drivers but there are alot, does anyone know what driver to use with these -->>
But thanks alot for your replies, i use gmplayer to load up mplayer. Thanks again.
DO I need to download the DivX from its website or does mplayer supports it with out having to download it?
If i recall, the video driver has nothing to do with the codec, you just need to find one that works with your graphics card (i just kept trying until I found one that worked :-\) as for the DivX yes you need to download the correct codecs, i got mine from Divx-Digest i would also reccomend picking up the XviD codec while you are there
The x11 one sucks. If you can try xv. Don't worry about using the GUI. Just keep pumping CL options in there. Do you get sound when you're playing videos? Did you get the codec packages from www.mplayerhq.hu? Finally, did you actually compile it youself? I assumed you did because of your first post but you've never actually said so. Mplayer doesn't run well unless you compile it yourself.
PS: Did you actually find an ATI driver for you card? I found that mplayer didn't work well until I used a proper driver.