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Old 03-02-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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Mplayer Video doesn't work

I'm running my new lfs in a command prompt.
I added MPlayer on it and the audio files are functioning fine.
But when i try to play a video these codes show up then the monitor goes black.

root:/z# mplayer hope.mpg
MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-4.0.3 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 4 /Athlon MP/XP Palomino (Family: 6, Stepping: 2)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

85 audio & 196 video codecs
Playing hope.mpg.
MPEG-PS file format detected.
VIDEO:  MPEG1  352x240  (aspect 12)  29.970 fps  1600.0 kbps (200.0 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 224.0 kbit/15.87% (ratio: 28000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 352 x 240 (preferred csp: Mpeg PES)
VDec: using Mpeg PES as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [vesa] 352x240 => 352x264 Mpeg PES
i used lfs 6.2 and blfs 6.2.0
Old 03-03-2007, 06:18 AM   #2
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did you install any cli video playback libs?
if not, you'll only solve this problem by installing one, or by installing the xserver and a window manager / desktop environment.

video playback is normally a gui operation, not a comand line operation, support for it is not normally included in either lfs or blfs.
Old 03-04-2007, 12:28 AM   #3
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"The MPlayer package contains an audio/video player controlled via the command line or a graphical interface"

in my understanding, mplayer can still play video even without an x window system installed...
or did i misunderstood the audio/video of the above statement?

there were no error message when i call the mplayer to play a video.
it's just that the monitor goes black after showing the string of texts in my first post..
Old 03-04-2007, 05:24 AM   #4
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Have you tried different video drivers in mplayer?
You probably have, but just for incase try ....

mplayer -vo help
you should get something like this....
cvt[~]$ mplayer -vo help
MPlayer 1.0pre8-3.4.6 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ (Family: 6, Model: 8, Stepping: 1)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

Available video output drivers:
        xv      X11/Xv
        x11     X11 ( XImage/Shm )
        xover   General X11 driver for overlay capable video output drivers
        gl      X11 (OpenGL)
        gl2     X11 (OpenGL) - multiple textures version
        dga     DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
        sdl     SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
        fbdev   Framebuffer Device
        fbdev2  Framebuffer Device
        svga    SVGAlib
        aa      AAlib
        caca    libcaca
        xvidix  X11 (VIDIX)
        cvidix  console VIDIX
        null    Null video output
        mpegpes Mpeg-PES to DVB card
        yuv4mpeg        yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools
        png     PNG file
        jpeg    JPEG file
        gif89a  animated GIF output
        tga     Targa output
        pnm     PPM/PGM/PGMYUV file
        md5sum  md5sum of each frame
Not sure which one will work, but could be worth a try. :-)
Old 03-04-2007, 07:11 AM   #5
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i'll be back to update you guys..
Old 03-04-2007, 07:52 AM   #6
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Use the -vo fbdev or -vo fbdev2 option. These presupposes that you have framebuffer support and that you boot up with the right vga= value as a boot option. I use vga=791.


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