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Old 01-27-2003, 05:33 AM   #1
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Xine problems (Mandrake, Gnome)


Hi, when I open up Xine and play a video, it says its playing but I get no sound/video. Just a blude sceen in the output window. Can someone help me please?

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Old 01-27-2003, 06:16 AM   #2
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in KDE now, but same problem...
 
Old 01-27-2003, 06:48 AM   #3
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1 option, start Xine via a terminal window to get some verbose output on errors. Then look at the errors and see if it's something you can easily recognize/fix if not, post the error message here so we can advise you on how to go about fixing it Better yet...

Look into mplayer instead. There is quite a bit of documentation on the program, and it does seem to be easier troubleshooting problems while using it.

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Old 01-27-2003, 07:38 AM   #4
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Got no errors when I launched it from Terminal and got no errors.

>> Look into mplayer instead. There is quite a bit of documentation on the program, and it does seem to be easier troubleshooting problems while using it.
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1. Its Xine, not mplayer.
2. What do you mean? I dont know what you're telling me to do. Xine gives me no errors when I play or anything.
 
Old 01-27-2003, 07:42 AM   #5
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I realize it's xine, not mplayer. I'm suggesting to use mplayer, not xine.

In your options screen do you have a video out device selected? Who are you running the program as, root or a normal user?

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Old 01-27-2003, 08:00 AM   #6
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>> I realize it's xine, not mplayer. I'm suggesting to use mplayer, not xine.

Oh, sorry I didn't realise.

Ok, I looked into the options and for audio driver selected I have nothing, and for video I have like Xv or something. Theres no drop down menu or anything, you need to type in the driver manually. How do I find the driver's name so I can enter it in?
 
Old 01-27-2003, 08:05 AM   #7
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Xine only plays non CSS encrypted mpg files out of the box.
 
Old 01-27-2003, 08:08 AM   #8
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xv should actually be sufficient for video. Audio, try things like /dev/dsp and /dev/audio

I'd really really suggest just going the mplayer route. You may get this fixed, but xine is truly a crappy program IMHO. Mplayer works much better, and has a decent gui now.

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Old 01-27-2003, 08:12 AM   #9
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...wait. But the audio is working now. Just the video wont work. But any player I try the audio works yet the video is always the same blue screen thing.
 
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Look at my post on this forum just below this and there are step by step instructions for installing mplayer.

Xine won't play any microsoft avi files, but mplayer will, as well as mpeg and dvd's.
 
Old 01-27-2003, 08:31 AM   #11
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hey I just realised that you're trollking. See, Im too lazy to think up/remember new names for different forums...
 
Old 01-27-2003, 08:34 AM   #12
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In the middle of that thread is step by step instructions for installing mplayer. You should do it so that you can at least view .avi's.

You ugly son of a dog.
 
Old 01-27-2003, 08:41 AM   #13
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he's not trolling.

Xine can play dvd's and all avis but you need to install an additional plugin last time i had the unpleasent experinece of using Xine. MPlayer is vastly better.
 
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Chris I believe they are referring to another forum username

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Old 01-27-2003, 08:54 AM   #15
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>> Chris I believe they are referring to another forum username

Yep and my names Chris too so at first was like "wha?"
 
  


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