whenever i try and open any file with mplayer i get this error
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out _-vo) device.
i have a feeling i am just doing something stupid but i cant play any of my DVDs or and movie files on my computer and that makes me sad
any help would be greatly appreciated
EDIT: oh and i have been browsing the numerous "omfg mplayer wont work with me" threads but i haven't yet come across a problem like this.