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Old 03-25-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Freevo and mplayer fullscreen issues

I've just recently found the joy of using freevo, but it leaves me with one problem. When I play a movie, it does so in fullscreen but the video is not.

I get the whole screen as black with the video in the upper left hand corner and its in its size, with the screen at 1280x1024. I've tried putting this in my local config: (copied from the main config but edited)

MPLAYER_ARGS = { 'dvd' : '-cache 8192',
'vcd' : '-cache 4096',
'cd' : '-cache 1024 -cdda speed=2',
'tv' : '-nocache',
'ivtv' : '-cache 8192',
'dvb' : '-cache 1024',
'avi' : '-cache 5000 -idx',
'rm' : '-cache 5000 -forceidx',
'rmvb' : '-cache 5000 -forceidx',
'webcam' : 'tv:// -tv driver=v4l:width=352:height=288utfmt=yuy2:device=/dev/video2',
'default': '-cache 5000 -vm'

But it seems to have no effect.

I check ps -ef | grep mplayer and find its using these options:

mplayer -autosync 100 -nolirc -autoq 100 -screenw 800 -screenh 600 -fs -slave -ao oss:/dev/dsp -v -vo xv,sdl,x11, -cache 5000 -idx movie.avi -vf pp=de

Where are these settings and how can I change them?
Old 03-25-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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What kind of video card do you have? I have the same problem and it's because my video card does not support YUV Scaling. (a lot of older cards don't ) You can enable software scaling with the -vf option when you start MPlayer. It is pretty slow though.

hope this helped!
Old 03-25-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
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Look for

mplayer.conf : system-wide settings (it can be at /etc/ or /usr/local/etc/mplayer/ or it depend upon your version of installation)

~/.mplayer/config : user settings

Hope this helps
Old 03-25-2006, 05:04 PM   #4
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ok after some frustrated digging around I did manage to get this to work, though I have this working when I boot into freevo.

in my ~/.freevo/freevo.conf(I quess you can edit the one in /etc) I changed geometry to 1280x1024 and changed display to xv.

In my ~/.freevo/local_freevo.conf I added MPLAYER_ARGS_DEF = ('-screenw 1280 -screenh 1024 -fs') Seems that is needed to keep widescreen video centered and for freevo to no lose focus when you quit the movie, otherwise you have to ctl-alt-backspace.

Tell me how it goes.


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