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Old 02-25-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
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mplayer problems


I've got mplayer to work pretty well, with the exception of playing a movie in full screen mode. Also, it says that my system is too slow to play this. But what's weird is that I just recently changed from RH9 to Slackware 8.1 and in Rh9 it was working perfectly and I never had any problems with watching a movie in full screen mode or had it say that my system is too slow. Can anyone help? One more thing, at the mplayer hq site, it says that if you have an "ati" card to use the xvidix video output, but I could only watch movies using the x11 video output. Might that be the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
 
Old 02-25-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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can someone please help or suggest another media player? Thanks!
 
Old 02-25-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by safil
can someone please help or suggest another media player? Thanks!
First of all, please don't bump your threads until at least 24 hours has passed by without a response. Its in our rules: http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

Secondly, if you can give us some errors or what happens when you use full screen mode, that might help us out? And are you running mplayer using the GUI or from terminal? More details please.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 06:59 PM   #4
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Sorry about that! Anyway, here is what I get and yes I'm using the GUI from the terminal:
MPlayer 0.92-2.95.3 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Celeron A Mendocino/Pentium II Dixon (Family: 6, Stepping: 5)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 0 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 0 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /root/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/gui.conf
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 24 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf
Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
SKIN dir 1: '/root/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)

Playing /mnt/cdrom/Angelique.mpg
MPEG-PS file format detected.
VIDEO: MPEG1 352x240 (aspect 12) 30.00 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
MP3lib: init layer2&3 finished, tables done
AUDIO: 32000 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 8000->128000 (64.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
==========================================================================
==========================================================================
Trying to force video codec driver family ffmpeg ...
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffmpeg12] vfm:ffmpeg (FFmpeg MPEG 1/2)
==========================================================================
Checking audio filter chain for 32000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 32000Hz/2ch/16bit...
AF_pre: af format: 2 bps, 2 ch, 32000 hz, little endian signed int
AF_pre: 32000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian)
AO: [oss] 32000Hz 2ch Signed 16-bit (Little-Endian) (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 32000Hz/2ch/16bit -> 32000Hz/2ch/16bit...
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 352 x 240 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.34:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [x11] 352x240 => 352x262 Planar YV12
Using MMX for colorspace transform
SwScaler: using unscaled Planar YV12 -> BGR 24-bit special converter
A: 3.0 V: 2.3 A-V: 0.647 ct: 0.190 58/ 58 24% 48% 2.0% 50 0 0%

************************************************
**** Your system is too SLOW to play this! ****
************************************************

Possible reasons, problems, workarounds:
- Most common: broken/buggy _audio_ driver
- Try -ao sdl or use ALSA 0.5 or the OSS emulation of ALSA 0.9.
- Experiment with different values for -autosync, 30 is a good start.
- Slow video output
- Try a different -vo driver (-vo help for a list) or try -framedrop!
- Slow CPU
- Don't try to play a big DVD/DivX on a slow CPU! Try -hardframedrop.
- Broken file
- Try various combinations of -nobps -ni -forceidx -mc 0.
- Slow media (NFS/SMB mounts, DVD, VCD etc)
- Try -cache 8192.
- Are you using -cache to play a non-interleaved AVI file?
- Try -nocache.
Read DOCS/video.html and DOCS/sound.html for tuning/speedup tips.
If none of this helps you, read DOCS/bugreports.html.

A: 7.1 V: 5.9 A-V: 1.173 ct: 0.547 165/165 17% 49% 1.6% 154 0 0
 
Old 02-25-2004, 07:17 PM   #5
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Wink

Im sorry... Im not sure what you could do... I think the guy who will post after this one knows!
sorry again!

Last edited by tuxrad; 02-25-2004 at 10:00 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 07:27 PM   #6
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tuxrad: I suggest you don't hijack the thread. delete your post (or edit it to one line) and start a new thread.

safil: for testing, try different video outputs besides x11. For most people, the -vo x11 is the slowest visual display there is. It's much less bad, however, if you don't scale to fullscreen.

Let me suggest several other video output modes that OUGHT to use the hardware scaling of your video card, thereby reducing CPU usage practically to nil.

I usually use -vo xv. e.g, "mplayer filename.avi -vo xv". For most people, this is likely to make the most sense. "-vo dga" should probably also be good. I don't have experience with xvidix, but if you have it set up and working, it should be much, MUCH better than -vo x11.

Once you figure out which video output is best for you, go to ~/.mplayer/config (make this file if it doesn't already exist) and place a line in it specifying your favorite default video output. For example, my ~/.mplayer/config has a line in it that says "vo=xv".
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:19 AM   #7
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Are those video drivers already installed or do I have to download them? If I do where do I get them?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:29 AM   #8
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Run "xvinfo".

What happens when you run mplayer with -vo xv?

Or for that matter, dga...?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 12:08 PM   #9
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Have you installed the ATi drivers from www.ati.com ?? If so, try to run mplayer -vo xv. That should fix the problem. If you already have installed these drivers, sorry, but i don't know what con be the source of the problem

Anyways, hope it helps
 
  


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