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Old 08-31-2002, 06:25 PM   #1
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gmplayer


Hi all, i have been trying to get the gui of mplayer to work correctly. I have installed the fonts and skins, but I when i run gmplayer or mplayer -gui, i get this warning:


MPlayer 0.90pre6-3.1 (C) 2000-2002 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS!)

CPU: Intel Celeron A Mendocino/Pentium II Dixon (Family: 6, Stepping: 5)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 0 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX

Xlib: extension "XFree86-VidModeExtension" missing on display ":0.0".
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 16 and 16 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/share/mplayer/codecs.conf: 38 audio & 104 video codecs
Font /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Linux RTC init error: No such device
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/share/mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
Gdk-ERROR **: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
serial 130 error_code 3 request_code 20 minor_code 0
Anybody know what I should do?

thanks in advance

-Adam
 
Old 08-31-2002, 06:27 PM   #2
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what you should do is join the mplayer-users list, and ask there. alternatively, ignore the GUI, it's a waste of time, as are 99% of GUI's as they only slow a program down an make it more awkward to use. i do both of my suggestions. mplayer rules supreme on console.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 06:28 PM   #3
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i would suggest trying to use an xv output though, instead of x11. and natually make sure you've tried the very newest release and or CVS
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:55 AM   #4
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Thanks acid. I have actually been using mplayer for a while now without the gui, but i am on a mission to show some of my windows buddies that I can do everything on linux that they can do with windows (and as easilly too). I know command line stuff is not that hard once you get used to it, but the sight of "mplayer -dvd 1 -chapter 1 -dvd-device /dev/scd0 -vo x11 -forceidx" scares the crap out of them.
Thanks for the advice though, and i'll try to get back to you if i ever figure out what is wrong.

ooh yeah, is there any option that will give me a full screen view?

thanks again for the reply

-Adam
 
Old 09-01-2002, 04:34 AM   #5
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Old 09-01-2002, 05:42 AM   #6
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Originally posted by adam_boz
Thanks acid. I have actually been using mplayer for a while now without the gui, but i am on a mission to show some of my windows buddies that I can do everything on linux that they can do with windows (and as easilly too). I know command line stuff is not that hard once you get used to it, but the sight of "mplayer -dvd 1 -chapter 1 -dvd-device /dev/scd0 -vo x11 -forceidx" scares the crap out of them.
Thanks for the advice though, and i'll try to get back to you if i ever figure out what is wrong.

ooh yeah, is there any option that will give me a full screen view?

thanks again for the reply

-Adam
well firstly, if it scares them, just laugh at them, that's their fault. console IS faster and easier, once you know how to use it.

fullscreen.... all in the manpage.

while i'm here though, that command line example you've got is a bit of a mess. first, make a symlink from scd0 to /dev/dvd drop the forceidx and don't bloody use x11 video output, it's crap, use xv instead, which you should already have put in /etc/mplayer.conf ( a line saying "vo = xv". chapter 1 is also pretty irrelevant
 
Old 09-02-2002, 04:22 PM   #7
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mplayer -vo xv:

Sorry, Xv not supported by this X11 version/driver
******** Try with -vo x11 or -vo sdl *********
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device!

thanks for the advice, but i guess it don't work on my card. the -forceidx was 'cause i was trying to see if i could get around a scratchy dvd. thanks for diverting me away from buggy software, but i don't laugh at my friends if they don't like it. knowledge is a lot different than intellegence
 
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no xv? check that you have a ' Load "xv" ' line in your /etc/X11/XF86Config inside the ' Section "Module" ' part. also try "mplayer -vo help" for a list of available video outputs.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 12:09 AM   #9
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thanks man. i got -xo xv to work, and you're right- it is a lot better.

by the way, did you ever find a cheap solution to your dvd-rw querry? somebody asked me to look into one for them, so i am.


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Old 09-05-2002, 01:48 AM   #10
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hello,
i'm a new member here and after reading the conversation.i think you guys maybe can helps me out.i'm trying to setup the Mplayer but the problem is i don't know how.i did browse to the Mplayer website but there are not much description about the installation. i heard you guys said you been using mplayer for a quit some time so i was wondering maybe you guys can helps me out.


thanks,
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Old 09-05-2002, 02:04 AM   #11
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it's all in http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/#installation please search the site and google for info on installing tar.gz and/or RPM packages.
 
Old 09-05-2002, 02:15 AM   #12
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thank you!i will try out myself.if i can't then i'll be back

regards,
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Old 09-05-2002, 02:51 AM   #13
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A few months ago, I was in the same place and couldn't get mplayer to install correctly, so I decided to build a system from scratch from the instructions here: www.linuxfromscratch.org

If you want to install with the rpm system (redhat package manager) you type rpm -i <package_name> to install a certain package. try typing "man rpm" to see a list of the options--you can uninstall stuff this way too. You need these packages:
* audiofile-0.2.3-1
* libgcc-3.1-5 (from this location), only if you want vidix too
* libogg-1.0rc3-1
* libvorbis-1.0rc3-1
* SDL-1.2.3-7
* XFree86-libs-4.2.0-8
* zlib-1.1.3-25.7
* lame-libs-3.92-1 (from my page), only if you want to use mencoder

to be installed first. (you probably have all of these, and "rpm -i mplayer.rpm" will tell you if not (or you can type "locate <package> | less" to find out. i guess there are a few ways of finding wether you have the packages, but this way kindof shows you where things go.

If you need dependancies, go to (i think this is the name) www.rpmfind.net and type in what you are looking for.

try to stay away from using that gui package manager thing, it really sucks (well it did for me)

when you are done, do a "mplayer" or "gmplayer" and see if it will run. if you've seen some of acid's previous comments though, you know what he thinks about gmplayer...

or try "man mplayer" to get a list of options

good luck
 
  


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