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Old 01-23-2004, 07:20 PM   #31
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Just leave it out altogether. I gave you an example: mplayer movie.avi. So for the case of, let's say, a file called "The Matrix.avi", you would type mplayer "The Matrix.avi". If you have to specify a video option then specify "xv". So for the matrix case, you'd type mplayer -vo xv "The Matrix.avi". I don't know how to be any more plain than this.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 08:09 PM   #32
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We are having a little miscommunication here. What I submitted just happened to have the null as the vo. I have tried mpegpes and others that it listed under vo help. I tried enough of them that I forgot I had tried null and also forgot that that is the one that I posted. I understand the part of opening the movie. What I am getting at is that no matter what vo I try, they don't show on the screen, though they do show progress in the command line, like they are playing.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:46 AM   #33
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I assume you're doing this in an X environment (ie not in the console). Mplayer works strangely or not at all in console mode. What window manager are you using? Maybe the display is appearing in a different workspace. Longshot I know. Other than that maybe you can try the GUI. It might be able to help you since you always know where the display is going to be.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 04:45 AM   #34
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Yes, I am trying it in an X environment. I'm using KDE. I dont think it is in any other workspace, that I noticed. I will check. I tried it through the GUI, but had no luck. I didnt work on that much though.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:29 AM   #35
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Ok, I cannot get it to open any way that I try it. I have just recently fixed the wlan on my box. If I could get this going I would be all but set. How do you open yours?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:55 AM   #36
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Just mplayer <filename> works for me. One other thing I thought of is maybe you should try version 0.92. That's that last stable version. Maybe there's some beta code messing with your system.

Another thing that may work is edit your ~/.mplayer/config file and add the line vo=xv. Maybe that will work. Btw, what does it say when trying to initialise your video out. Last time you showed the null output but does it say all went smoothly when the video out is set to not null? Last question. What graphics card/driver are you using?

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Old 01-25-2004, 02:16 AM   #37
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Well, for the driver, I think that I am using the one for my radeon card. I am having trouble finding it right now, to be sure. Ya, when the vo is not set to null, it looks exactly like when it is set to null. I have tried opening mplayer manually with the vo of xv, so I dont think setting it to always open like that will help, but I will try. As I said before, I just got my internet up and running now, so maybe I will go look for a different version.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:37 PM   #38
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always download ad-on packages for redhat/fedora from freshrpms.net
for fedora core 1 (yarrow) go to this site
http://yarrow.freshrpms.net/
 
Old 02-20-2004, 06:51 PM   #39
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Just a guess but try "mplayer -vo X11 movie.avi".
 
  


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