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Old 06-23-2003, 01:37 PM   #1
Entreri_Rick
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Problem with Xine and mplayer w/my hardware?


I've got a problem. I can't play more than a single file with either mplayer or xine befure video won't playback anymore.

This is an odd problem. I thought there might be a tmp file sticking around in /tmp but I'll be damned if I can find one, and that shouldn't affect both programs at once.

What's happening is, I can play a single avi with either xine or mplayer, but then after I quit playing the file, or it's played completly through, I can no longer play ANY file with those two applications and have the video be displayed. All I get is a black box.

I have an Athlon 2500+ with a GeForce4 Video card.

Has anyone else ever seen this? Can someone give me ideas of what to try to solve this issue?

Ricky
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:31 PM   #2
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- Update -

Here's an update...

I've been playing with xine and mplayer, and here's what I've found. If I start more than one of the players up (multiple copies of xine and/or mplayer) the second copy plays video just fine. The first copy continues to not display video correctly...

Any ideas?

Ricardo
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:35 PM   #3
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nothign offhand, but what video output are you using? try -vo x11 -vo xv, -vo sdl etc... with mplayer.

does mplayer provide any errors or something when it gets to the video output?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:11 PM   #4
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continuing....

Usinf -vo x11 works, but the framrate seems to be a bit, odd... and it definately eats up more cpu..

-vo xv didn't work, and this is the default visualizer to try.

-vo sdl didn't work. Something about not being able to open the specified device...

The way I understand it is that -xv SHOULD work as it uses the hardware functionality of my video card, such as overlay and such?

x11 DOES work however. Is there any reason for me to go on a hunt to fix xv (it did work before, no idea why it stopped) when x11 seems to work?

Ricky
 
  


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