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Old 07-25-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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Mplayer problem

fellow i have Redhat 9 on my system and i have Mplayer installed on my system. but it wont display video.
i used a command
$ mplayer -vo help
and got a list of -vo options but it wont work. by the way -vo (video out perhaps)
so can anyone guide me through
Old 07-25-2005, 01:21 AM   #2
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could be a codec problem or -vo (video output) problem...

If you have listed the available -vo devices try some different ones with your file:

mplayer -vo xv your_movie.mpg

Old 07-25-2005, 01:52 AM   #3
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i have tried this option. and more over i dont have a gui. it wont get installed. where can i find one and skins too.
Old 07-25-2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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You enable gui support when you compile mplayer
./configure --enable-gui
skins can be found at the mplayer website
Old 07-25-2005, 02:59 AM   #5
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You don't actually need a gui to play a video. So there's at least another problem. Installing it from source with the "all codecs" package from the mplayer site will fix those problems.
Old 07-25-2005, 12:43 PM   #6
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wanna know about gui

hi friends i face similar problem but when i try
mplayer -vo sdl(or jpeg) file.mpg i could play my movie file but
still there is another problem (i am able to play only from command prompt)when i click mplayer icon it doesn,t play movie. It may be due to my card have no support for x-video should i installed xfree86 when i try command xvinfo it shows :

[root@localhost root]# xvinfo
X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
no adaptors present

please anyone can tell me which rpm i should installed and from where i can find them .


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