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Old 03-11-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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Issues with MPlayer, VLC, and Kaffeine


Ever since I installed the ATI 'fglrx' driver (8.8.25) for SuSE 9.2, GMPlayer hasn't been able to run any video files. There's a message window that says, "Error opening/intializing the selected video_out (-vo) device." Also, when I run MPlayer through the console, the size of the video doesn't change, even in full screen mode.

For VLC, well where should I begin? One, it can't play any subtitles in .ogm or .mkv files. In fact, VLC so far has only been able to play .ogm and .mkv files. I haven't been able to successfully play .avi files. Also, when I play .mkv files, the files "skips" a lot.

For Kaffeine, the only real problem I have is that it doesn't display all the subtitles in a .mkv file compared to MPlayer or Core Coded Media Player for Windows (with Lazy Man's MKV package).
 
Old 03-12-2005, 03:20 AM   #2
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run mplayer from a console, and tell us what video driver it's trying to use. try running it as "mplayer -vo xv file.avi" to tell it to use xv. also try x11. see "mplayer -vo help" for a list of avilable outputs.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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Here's the message pertaining to vo:
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vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
It seems there is no Xvideo support for your video card available.
Run 'xvinfo' to verify its Xv support and read DOCS/HTML/en/video.html#xv!
See 'mplayer -vo help' for other (non-xv) video out drivers. Try -vo x11
I decided to do as it said so for 'xvinfo':
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gene@linux:~> xvinfo
X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
no adaptors present
Then I tried 'mplayer -vo x11' as it suggested and it went fine. When I ran 'gmplayer -vo x11', the GUI ran. Now I'm confused since the message said it was running x11 but gmplayer didn't work but with '-vo x11', gmplayer worked.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:59 AM   #4
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X11 covers all standard X outputs, mplayer's xv and x11... kinda confusing. basically you either have a serisouly rubbish card, os XVideo extensions aren't being loaded correctly. x11 output wil still work, but it'll make the cpu work a whole lot harder than normal.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 10:13 PM   #5
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I doubt it's because my card is rubbish. It's an ATI Radeon 9200 AGP (regular, not SE). I know it has something to do with the ATI 'fglrx' driver that I loaded. Well, it's either having fullscreen or video out and better rendered video. I don't know about you but I rather have video out and better video. Besides, I still have Kaffeine. It's just that it doesn't fully impliment subtitles from a .mkv file.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 05:15 PM   #6
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Okay, I figured out the problem with the screen. I just had to set the -vo to gl2. Anyways, now I have a problem with the audio. The thing is that some of my videos have 6 channel audio and MPlayer plays the audio as is. However, my audio setup is only a stereo configuration with a subwoofer. So any audio that comes from the center and rear channels cannot be heard. Though my audio card is fully capable of delivering 5.1 audio, I don't know how to configure it.

I need to know how to configure my audio card to deliver 5.1 audio, which is built into my ABIT VA-10 motherboard, and to have MPlayer combine the 6 channels into only 2 channels so I can deal with the audio until I get a surround sound system.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 09:54 PM   #7
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And just so I don't have to ask anywhere else, can someone give me the options for a hard disc formated in FAT32 so that I have COMPLETE read and write ability as ANY user in the fstab file.

Here's the current layout for the drive:
/dev/hdb1 /windows/D vfat iocharset=iso8859-15,users,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0

I'm using SuSE 9.2
 
  


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