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tv_is_drowning 11-13-2003 06:10 PM

playing videos
 
i have an annoying problem that is preventing me from playing any videos. i have only managed to get 1 particular video working with the player pia, and apart from that, no other video works with any other player. to quote mplayer:

'Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device!'

can anyone help me with this please? i'd be most grateful.
thanks!

Tinkster 11-13-2003 06:38 PM

Re: playing videos
 
Quote:

Originally posted by tv_is_drowning
'Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device!'
Hi there ...

Well, how did you install MPlayer,
and did you check its configuration
file(s) yet to see what's going wrong?
try a
Code:

less ~/.mplayer/config
It also might be useful to check
Code:

less ~/.xsession-errors
as a means of diagnostic info retrieval.


Cheers,
Tink

tv_is_drowning 11-13-2003 06:55 PM

It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support, and read Xv section of DOCS/video.html !
See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers. Try -vo x11
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device!

ok...any help anyone?

Tinkster 11-13-2003 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originially posted by Tinkster
Well, how did you install MPlayer,
Quote:

Originially posted by tv_is_drowning
See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers. Try -vo x11
Did you?

Quote:

Originially posted by tv_is_drowning
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device!
From what you copied & pasted it's not
quite clear whether this is still the original
result or whith -vo x11 set...

If x11 isn't working, from where/as who are you
trying to run MPlayer?

Cheers,
Tink

tv_is_drowning 11-14-2003 03:28 AM

aha. sorry i didn't quite see what we were doing before. anyway, here's the new error when trying to use x11.
the same thing happens whether i try in root or in my standard account.

Reading /home/tim/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/home/tim/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory

Tinkster 11-14-2003 03:35 PM

Did you install some kind of package, or
from source?

A quick solution would be
to
locate codecs\.conf

and then
cp <most recent file listed above> /home/tim/.mplayer/codecs.conf

Cheers,
Tink


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