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Old 05-07-2004, 10:10 PM   #1
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Mplayer strangeness...


Hello, everyone. Something odd is happening with mplayer.

Whenever I try to play a video file (any format) as a normal user in anything other than full-screen, I get the following:

VO: [dxr3] Error opening /dev/em8300-0 for writing, trying /dev/em8300 instead.
VO: [dxr3] Error opening /dev/em8300 for writing as well!

However, as a normal user, I can play anything I want in full screen without the GUI, or I can play anything in any window size as root, with the GUI

I'm guessing that there's a permissions problem somewhere (or something missing in my config directory), but I have no idea where or what to do about it.

Any suggestions? Thanks very much in advance.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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Well a good place to start would be to have a look at the permissions of /dev/em8300-0.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 04:12 PM   #3
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Sorry, I should've clarified to begin with: there is no em8300-0 in my /dev, visible or hidden.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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i'd suggest not using dxr3 output then.... i'd assume this isn't a concious effort to use this output?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 09:02 PM   #5
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Yeah, don't let that "Member" tag fool you. Nearly a year into Linux, and I'm still as n00b as they come.

So, something tells me that there's something fundamental that I'm missing here. What should I be reading?


Thanks!
 
Old 05-09-2004, 09:18 PM   #6
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Well the manpage is always a good place to start. Look especially at the "-vo" option. Also the ~/.mplayer/config file is another thing you may want to look at.
 
  


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