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Old 08-01-2004, 10:23 AM   #1
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MPlayer gives _strange_ video outputs


Hi all, I'm running SuSE 9.1 on this pc with a 800Mhz AMD CPU, 256MB-ram, FSB @ 133Mhz, GF-MX200 .. with default 2.6.4-52 kernel.

I installed Mplayer with the v1.0pre5 source tarball, i also extracted the codec-tarball into /usr/local/lib/codecs .. auto-configuring, compiling and installing went very well ok! Not a single error or someting, I installed it without GUI. But now .. when i try to play a mouvie (in this case with XViD codec) he give's me this => http://home.scarlet.be/~bertcoes/mplayer-wtf.png
Same with mouvie's with other codecs: VCD, SCVD, DiVX, ..
All the nescesery lib's and stuff are installed like the INSTALL.HTML says

Can someone help me with this plz, i myself realy can't find it ..
Thanks !

P.S.: log when i try to play a mouvie => http://home.scarlet.be/~bertcoes/mplayer-log
 
Old 08-01-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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Try running it as "root" just once to see if it works, as I see in the log it is complaining about the user having insufficent permission to use some things it needs.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 08:30 AM   #3
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thanks zajelo3 for the reply

I played the same file with mplayer from root with a running X and he give's me the same strange output like i posted above ):
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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One other thing is that your CPU might not be fast enough. But that's just a guess.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:40 PM   #5
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I don't think this is cpu's... 800 is good for video. My guess is the output driver. There were some guy posting a thread here with the same problems, some time ago. Take a look.
Also, do a
man mplayer
to see which options of output drivers mplayer gives you. Try to play around a little.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:42 PM   #6
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thanks for the reply's.

I installed SuSE 9.1 on another pc (AMD Spitfire 900Mhz, FSB @ 133Mhz, GF 2 MX 400, ..) and i have the same problem.
I used some older versions of mplayer but whyle installing i get some compile error's. Only the new version of MPLayer can i install without any problem .. but when i try to play a mouvie .. it give's me exact the same outputs like I posted above ):
Playing with other video output's give's me no result.

Someone has a solution for this plz?
thanks !!
 
Old 08-15-2004, 03:57 PM   #7
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for some reason your mplayer tries to use (and is using) the framebuffer-video-output-driver

it says this at the end before it starts playing:

Movie-Aspect is 1.89:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
SwScaler: using unscaled Planar YV12 -> BGR 16-bit special converter
VO: [fbdev] 576x304 => 576x304 BGR 16-bit


the reason could be, that you forced mplayer to use that particular output-device by specifying it in the config-file


or it could be, that your X-Server is configured to use fbdev - and not the (probably faster and xv and dri - capable) driver of your graphics-card(a GeForce...is it?).
Check your X-Server configuration and the logs the X-Server writes(/var/log/XFree86...log) to see what driver X is using.

the second one is more likely IMHO

this is what it looks like here - it is using xv:

VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Seitenverhältnis ist 2,40:1 - Skaliere zur korrekten Videogröße.
VO: [xv] 576x240 => 576x240 Planar YV12
 
  


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