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Old 02-28-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Mplayer doesn't work from time to time.

I've installed mplayer from packman yesterday and it work in some kind of a funny way. Right after booting the computer it can open avi files and dvds and when I try it a bit later it sais "Error opening/initializing the selected video_out(-vo) device". Does anyone know how to fix it?
Old 02-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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I get that on some video codecs. Try including -vo xv or even better add vo=xv,x11,sdl to /etc/mplayer.conf.


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