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Old 09-30-2003, 06:42 AM   #1
Caveman
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Angry Why doesn't mplayer work??????


Hi there!



I have mandrake 9.1 and I installed the package for mplayer, everything was alrigth with the installation so I tried to play a movie and mplayer is giving me this error:

"Fatal error!

Error opening/initializing the selected video_out(-vo) device
"

The file is fine, cause I can open it with Xine, but I just can't solve this error and play any kind of file with mplayer!

Any hint 4 this newbie?

Thanx!

Cave.

 
Old 09-30-2003, 06:48 AM   #2
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You'll have to change the selected video_out(-vo) device, so go into mplayer preferences and change the video driver.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:59 AM   #3
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Thanx Iceman, got it!

Cave
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:24 AM   #4
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Sorry Iceman, just 1 more thing please!

How can I resize the actual size of the movie, i.e., even in Full screen mode, the video always keeps the original size, can't I change it (like microDVD player, windows Media Player or BSPlayer) ?

Thanx for helping this newbie,

Caveman!
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:30 AM   #5
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in Mplayer options, change the video controler from x11 to xv and restart Mplayer.
Hope this helps
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:58 AM   #6
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Where?

In Preferences->Video I have the avilable drivers:

xv
x11
xmga
divx3
xvidx

But the only that doesn't gives me "video_out(-vo) device" error is the x11 driver, so when I change to xv like you said the app gives me that error and doesn't play anything at all!

Any suggestion?

Thanx Cave.!
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:42 AM   #7
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afaik you can't resize the actual video image with the x11 driver but you should ask acid_kewpie, he's the video expert here.
 
  


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