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Old 10-06-2003, 04:23 PM   #1
hildog
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various multimedia (small) problems


I recently installed MPlayer, and it's working fairly well...I can play DVDs and most kinds of audio & video files...one of the problems I'm currently having is that when I play DVDs and want to watch them full screen, I can't. What I mean by that is, I can get MPlayer to go full screen (or normal or double size), but only the window goes full screen or double-size. The video itself remains the same size on a larger field of black...so what I'm wondering is how I can play back a full screen DVD.

The next thing I'm trying to solve concerns the CrossOver plugin, which I'm using to view online Flash & Shockwave animations, as well as .movs and .wmvs. It works great for Flash & Shockwave stuff, and works great for wmv and movs, as far as the video portion is concerned...but the audio is consistently choppy and distorted...like maybe it's playing back at the wrong sample rate or frequency or something. Any thoughts ?

I got this from the Codeweavers web site:

However there are some cases where the sound system has bugs and will not work at some sampling rates or in some sound formats, whether in CrossOver Plugin or other Linux applications...switching to Alsa drivers solves the problem and this is the recommended solution.

Thus, CrossOver Plugin lets you restrict the sound formats that CrossOver Plugin is allowed to use to work around sound bugs. For instance in the above case you could force CrossOver Plugin to only use a 48kHz sampling rate by editing the Wine configuration file (~/.cxplugin/dotwine/config) so that the 'WineOSS' section reads as follows:

[WineOSS]
;"LockFormat" = "16"
;"LockStereo" = "1"
"LockRate" = "48000"

CrossOver Plugin will then automatically convert the sound to be played to a 48kHz sampling rate. Similarly you may restrict the sound formats to any other sampling rate, to only 8 or 16 bit and mono or stereo sound. If you need to use this facility please let us know about the characteristics of your sound systems and the settings you had to use so that we can share this information with the other CrossOver Plugin users.


Unfortunately they don't go into detail about how to switch to alsa drivers. So I looked into altering the Wine configuration file, yet I could't find it anywhere.

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