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maschelsea 12-29-2018 12:55 AM

mplayer vo=xv; how to get xv?
 
I have a virtualbox guest set up with Gentoo. I have successfully emerged mplayer WITH the xv flag set. When I run it, it claims that xv is not available and that I should try vo=x11. I've done that. But I know that in my previous Gentoo system in this same virtualbox, I had xv support. So there must be some software solution. Is it in the kernel config, or is it something I can emerge?

ehartman 12-29-2018 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by maschelsea (Post 5942395)
So there must be some software solution. Is it in the kernel config, or is it something I can emerge?

It depends on which video out (vo) drivers have been compiled into the version of mplayer you're using. Use
Code:

NOTE: See mplayer -vo help for a list of compiled-in video output drivers.
(from the MPlayer man page).
xv is an accelerated X11 video driver, will only work if your VM emulates an accelerated video adapter.

maschelsea 12-29-2018 09:33 AM

Before I screwed up my Gentoo system two days ago, I HAD the capability to use the xv output driver. I don't remember how I got to that point. I want to. It sounds to me like you're saying that I need to alter something within virtualbox config, but I'm not quite sure that that's correct as I'm using the exact same virtualbox guest as I was when it was working. I didn't even upgrade virtualbox in that time.

maschelsea 12-29-2018 09:44 AM

I have emerged xvinfo and run it and it reports that no screens are available.


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