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Old 08-10-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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mplayer error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device


Hi (running slack 10.1)

I've just installed Mplayer 1.0pre7.
it plays mp3s ok but I get
error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device

when I try to play a DVD.

I've installed the essentials codecs too (before I did the make install).

Any ideas?

Xine is just as bad, I get cryptic "your disk is encrytped" message from that.

The disk is clean and in good taste (Annie Hall).

Any tips on either would be great. Gotta be able to play DVDs on Linux.?!
 
Old 08-10-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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mplayer -vo help

will list available alternate video output devices...

KC
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:02 PM   #3
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ok so it's trying to open /dev/mga_vid vo_mgacouldn't open /dev/mga_vid...Error opening etc

However at startup it says
"Playing dvd://1.
reading disc structure etc etc

DVD Successfully opened"

I've rtfm'ed the m, but I'm still in the dark.

I've changed the video and audio codecs to the ffmpeg family but that didn't make any difference.

Whats this mga_vid thing? Shouldn't it be someting like dev/cdrom or dev/dvd?

KC
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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sused it (the video anyhow)

I was using the wrong driver
I tried them all and VIDIX (the last one on the list!) worked fine

the Konsole tells me my system is too slow to play this!

but the dvd sparks up but then I get a "too many packets in the buffer" message.
but the picture is perfect just no sound now!
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
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Sussed the sound now too

switched to the alsa driver and turned on video interleaving (whatever that is) and the drop frames option (given its a laptop I'm running this on).

Annie Hall's a good movie, think I'll drop the linux stuff for the night and watch the movie.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
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Check this site out, you may be affected by it: http://xinehq.de/index.php/faq

Look under "DVD Playback with xine"
 
Old 08-12-2005, 07:56 AM   #7
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thanks for that nrth49
I've read alot of posts elsewhere that suggest that alot of people are having problems with the dvdcss lib and xine. Some recompile ensuring that the css lib is referenced but still to no avail.
I've seen other posting relating to firmware upgrades and discussions about inbuilt region code settings on post 2000 cd players.

I'll stick with MPlayer I think, it's a bit funky to set up but seems to be able to play just about anything (once you tweek with the settings). The console messages in the background are really useful too, as you can see what the GUI is getting up to.

Anyhow, off on hols tomorrow, so I can take my linux laptop now and the kids can bring their dvds.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 05:05 AM   #8
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For everyone who has problem with this stupid error in mplayer just get smplayer installed and your problem is solved!
 
Old 04-05-2010, 06:06 AM   #9
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Epic necropost .

Andrew
 
Old 04-06-2010, 06:15 AM   #10
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Epic necropost .

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To whom is that addressed?
 
  


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