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Old 12-01-2003, 01:33 AM   #1
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Gmplayer Errors and then hangs when .avi cd is played.

I have an .avi Cd that plays fine when I play it in WinMedia, when i play it in mplayer though I get this message:

Playing /mnt/cdrom/blabla.avi
Cache fill: 19.82% (1662976 bytes) Seek failed
Seek failed
AVI: Generated index table for 0 chunks!
Seek failed
[ws] Error in display.
[ws] Error code: 169 ( BadShmSeg (invalid shared segment parameter) )
[ws] Request code: 146
[ws] Minor code: 2
[ws] Modules: demux_open

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what the problem is and how it can be solved. I googled the error and I didn't really get any info. I tried -forceidx, -idx and changing the video output and those haven't helped.

Any suggestions?
I feel inclined to say that I am also a bit of a Linux newb.

Old 01-07-2004, 01:00 AM   #2
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i think mplayer cannot read from source (your cdrom). can you copy a file from the avi cd and play it?
Old 01-08-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
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Well I didn't get the problem fixed but I can now play the .avi. I just used a -nocache remark at the end of the command to play the .avi. So the .avi played. Still don't really know what caused the issue.



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