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Old 03-07-2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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mplayer: picture does not scale


I have installed mplayer. A prebuilt package to ubuntu. I then installed the codecs manually. But when playing a video, the picture does not scale. It is in a little box (most likely the video resolution). If I play with fullscreen-option it is the same. Anyone know what this is about?
 
Old 03-07-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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i assume you are using a less than ideal video output, i.e. x11. use xv instead if you can and you'll get scaling video and over 50% less cpu usage. you can add the -zoom option if you can only use x11, but it's a sucky video output, so use xv if you can.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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thanks. it works perfect with xv.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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mplayer not working in full screen

this sounds like it can fix my problem with debian but how do I switch to xv ????
 
Old 11-15-2012, 03:41 PM   #5
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Ahh c'mon this is 6 years old! I think that's a record for a reply of mine.

-vo xv

but mplayer has changed a LOT in this time... it quite possibly isn't your solution anymore.
 
Old 11-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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Thank you for your post, have found fix on debian forum,

typing

xvinfo

gave no adaptors present on screen #0

sudo apt-get install firmware-linux*

and a reboot cured problem.

Hope this helps anybody else having this problem.

Using debian tesing xfce.

Thanks Davetesc
 
  


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