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Old 08-24-2002, 07:52 AM   #1
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MPlayer


Hi there!
I have a problem installing MPlayer and was wondering if someone can help me. From www.mplayerhq.hu I download the MPlayer itself, the win32codecs, the default skin and iso-8859-1 fonts. I uncompress all the packages, put the win32codecs into /usr/lib/win32, then I install MPlayer using these commands:

./configure; ./configure --enable-gui; make; make install.

After MPlayer is installed I put the default skin into /usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin and then I put the iso-8859-1 fonts into /usr/local/share/mplayer/font. After everything is complete I tried to run a movie but an error occures:

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

Plaese help me somebody! Thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-24-2002, 08:00 AM   #2
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How are you trying to "run" a movie.

You must use a video device to play the movie to, 'mplayer -vo help' will show you a list of devices that your system can handle. Example might be:
mplayer -vo xv filename.avi

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Old 08-24-2002, 08:01 AM   #3
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Unless you are talking about the GUI, then you can right click and choose preferences, and then choose the vo you wish to use there instead, and hopefully that will solve your problem as well.
 
Old 08-24-2002, 08:09 AM   #4
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Thanks again MasterC! Now I can watch movies but only when I run the command:

mplayer -vo xv filename.avi

But when I try to run it with the gui:

mplayer -gui -vo xv filename.avi

The error still occures Maybe you know why's that so?
 
Old 08-24-2002, 08:17 AM   #5
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Nope, but if you ask Acid, he is really good with MPlayer, and he might know. Either do the "report this thread to a mod" thing, which I don't know if that's a good idea, or send him a link to the question, and see if he could help. The documentation on the website doesn't seem to provide alot of info about the "alpha" stage GUI, so I don't even know where to point you.

But if you have the beta6 version, if you run 'gmplayer' it will pull up mplayer in gui form, and then you can enter the "preferences" screen I was talking about.
 
Old 08-24-2002, 08:23 AM   #6
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Thanks again MasterC! I've edited the preferences and FINALLY everything works!!
 
Old 08-24-2002, 08:28 AM   #7
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Sweet, I am very happy I could help; after such a good night, I think I will stop for a while before something bad happens
 
Old 08-24-2002, 01:34 PM   #8
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well seeing as my name was mentioned, i would point out that the GUI is pointless (ESPECIALLY according to the developers) what can you possibnly do with that that you can't from a much faster console?
 
Old 08-25-2002, 12:00 AM   #9
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Yes acid, I agree, but I was just trying to answer the question as it was asked.

The console is also much better, esecially if you are having problems selecting a -vo option, gui takes too many steps, and then you have to hope it worked anyway.

But I do have a question for you, before the "preferences" option in the GUI, how would someone be able to "fix" the -vo for the gui? I know it sucks, and everyone shouldn't use it, but just for kicks, do you know how? Thanks
 
Old 09-03-2002, 01:28 AM   #10
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well seeing as my name was mentioned, i would point out that the GUI is pointless (ESPECIALLY according to the developers) what can you possibnly do with that that you can't from a much faster console?
I'm glad I did this search. So what your saying is I do not even need to install the gui support and I can just run mplayer is say Eterm? If this is so then damn thats sweet. I'm about to attempt to install this and would love to know if this is possible. Once its running in Eterm (assuming your answer is yes) then can I resize etc with no problems. Thanks for any help and answers.!
 
Old 09-03-2002, 02:47 AM   #11
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resize? well you can't stretch the video output window, but you can't do that with any film programs on linux really.... but you can do a big heap of things with it on a command line, chop widescreen bands off (or add them) stretch or squash it etc... all in the very comprehensive manpage
 
Old 09-03-2002, 09:17 AM   #12
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I can. I can stretch my video window. If I don't use -zoom, I can still click the "maximize" button and it will max, and I can simply drag to the desired size.

That's even using -vo xv

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Old 09-03-2002, 11:30 AM   #13
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haha, so can i.. i wonder when that appeared...
 
  


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