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Old 08-21-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
Robby
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DVD Playback problem...


I got mplayer installed, and when I try to play a DVD, I get a scrambled screen with random blocks of colors everywhere. On the left side of the screen I can somewhat see the image. After playing for a bit, I get an error that says something about the frame buffer... it acts as if it can't decode it fully or something. Any ideas? I'm on Mandrake 9.1 btw, and I have started over with the same results.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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What's your hardware specs, etc? And are you running mplayer from the command or from the GUI interface?

And if you can get the exact error, might help determine the actual problem.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:13 PM   #3
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Error is: "Too many frame packets in buffer. (4096 in 827300)"
I ran it both through the command and GUI..

Video Card: Abit Siluro GeForce4 Ti4200-8x
Motherboard: Abit NF7-S Rev. 2
CPU: AMD 2500+ *not overclocked*
16x Sony DVD Drive
I am running the latest nVidia drivers for both the motherboard and video card.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 02:48 PM   #4
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might be a css problem, did you do libcss?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 03:52 PM   #5
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sounds to me like you're trying to directly play the vob files on the disk... i really hope that's not the case.

are you doing something like
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mount /mnt/dvd
mplayer /mnt/dvd/video_ts/vts1-1.vob
or something similar to that via a gui? that's not at all what you want....

OR

you installed the version of mplayer that came with mandrake itself.. in which case remove it and install the REAL version, as most big distros are now deciding to cripple superb applications like mplayer (which in turn gives mplayer a bad name) due to potential legal issues.

http://mplayerhq.hu

the penguin liberation front presumably has full mplayer rpms for mandrake, no idea what the official url is though
 
Old 08-21-2003, 04:13 PM   #6
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Exactly, redhat suse mandrake screw with everything and then only install what is needed for the screwed up version which can make it hard to compile the real one. Things should go the way of debian and slackware ex: if you don't want to support the full app for some reason do not add it in, however add in everything it needs that you can to make compiling easyer. I have noticed on slackware that almost anything will compile easily, then I know debian has over 7 cd's of packages, yet no mplayer.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:08 PM   #7
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http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2003/31/
item number 2

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/news.html
item number 3
 
Old 08-21-2003, 05:16 PM   #8
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well, that leaves slackware..

---smiling evily---
 
Old 08-22-2003, 11:39 AM   #9
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Well, I did install the mplayer that came with Mandrake, so I guess that's the problem. Is there some detailed guide to install the mplayer from it's site? I have yet to get it to work...
 
Old 08-22-2003, 11:42 AM   #10
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If you keep having problems, try Xine. Some people really hate it, but MPlayer gives me problems too so I use Xine and it works great for me.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 11:55 AM   #11
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1) Xine sucks....

2) there are plenty of threads bouat installing mplayer on this site, just have a look. if you wish to install fully from source then the installation guide on MPlayers site is great.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:32 PM   #12
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Yes Chris, I know Xine sucks But it works on my system and MPlayer does not, and I don't really want to spend the time getting it to work when Xine works just great for me

Btw, why do you think Xine sucks? I'm curious to know. If you convince me MPlayer is so much better, your obligatory "Xine sucks" comments everytime I post something about it may not longer be necessary and Jeremy can save money on disk space

Last edited by sorrodos; 08-22-2003 at 12:34 PM.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 03:06 AM   #13
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xine doesn't suck so much, it is just that it baby's you through everything, and does nto support that many non-mpeg codecs, as well it is so simplistic. mplayer is my player of choice, here is what I did:

I went through the documentation and clicked every single link, d-loaded every program it can utilise or has taken some of its builtin stuff from, installed all of it (about 200 programs) using a script I made that did it automatically for makefile, perl, python, and a few other forms of source installers (if you want script msg me) I then did a configure as is and made sure everything was eneabled with exception of other platform stuff and hardware I did not have. of cource it wasn't so I went and d-loaded what could be, then I also did a confgiure --help and used its options to enable everything I wanted/needed/wasn't default. I first did this with pre .90 cvs's and such (been using it a logn time) currently I use the current cvs with the libavcodec from the current ffmpeg cvs I can play anything, the interface is awesome, I have the gui should I ever brake down and use it. it is not to hard to do :-P
 
Old 08-24-2003, 11:54 AM   #14
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What codecs can Xine not handle?

I have used to it to play wmv, asf, divx, xvid, quicktime avi, and a few others are probably escaping my mind right now. It pretty much can handle any form of media I've thrown at it.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 08:21 PM   #15
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for rm support you need the linux realplayer installed (though it never sais so, you just see it flash in configure. I also have a few files that won't play in it, one of these days I will see what codec, but they work frine in mplayer.
 
  


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