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Old 03-14-2005, 10:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to play videos using mplayer, image distorted

I installed recently on my Suse Linux 9.2 mplayer. the installation went well, but whenever i try to actually view a movie using mplayer the sound is ok but the image is a disaster, meaning that it looks exactly like the image on an old monitor when it's set to a incompatible refresh rate. Hope someone else who encountered this problem before can help me solve it.
Old 03-14-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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You might try different video output plugins. I prefer this:
mplayer -vo xv filename.ext
You should take a look at
man mplayer
for more information.
Old 03-28-2005, 01:34 PM   #3
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I am having the same problem. It runs OK but every once in a while I get lines on the screen, and it's choppy. It's only for a second, but when you are watching a movie you can see every imperfection. I guess I'm picky. I really like Kaffeine's interface but Mplayer seems to play better.... anyway when I typed:

mplayer -vo xv filename.ext

I got this:

rzavarella@linux:~> mplayer -vo xv filename.ext
MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.3.4 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium M Banias (Family: 6, Stepping: 5)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.

Failed to open /dev/rtc: Permission denied (it should be readable by the user.)
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such device
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: Permission denied
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing filename.ext.
File not found: 'filename.ext'
Failed to open filename.ext
Old 03-28-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
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I used to get weird distortions on my Mplayer, but getting older codecs solved the problem for me.


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