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Old 02-21-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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mplayer and ascii

I am trying to run mplayer and watch the output in ascii in a console. However, I keep getting the following error, anyone have any ideas? I just upgraded mplayer to the newest version and I am not sure what this error is trying to say. I can play the exact same files with out the -vo aa option. Thanks for the help

Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /home/durden/.mplayer/config
Reading /home/durden/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/durden/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 61 audio & 169 video codecs
font: can't open file: /home/durden/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Failed to open /dev/rtc: Device or resource busy (mplayer should be setuid root or /dev/rtc should be readable by the user.)
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/durden/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf parsed: 53 binds

Playing /media/video's/Southpark - Episode 503 - Cripple Fight.avi.
Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes) AVI file format detected.
VIDEO: [DIV3] 352x240 24bpp 29.970 fps 154.4 kbps (18.8 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
MP3lib: init layer2&3 finished, tables done
AUDIO: 22050 Hz, 2 ch, 16 bit (0x10), ratio: 5000->88200 (40.0 kbit)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device.

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Old 02-21-2004, 04:36 PM   #2
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as the error is saying nothing about using aa at all, i'd assume you've not got aalib installed, or did not compile mplayer with aalib linked in. "mplayer -vo help" to list the available outputs
Old 02-21-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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Ok you were right, I now have compiled and got aalib working. However, I am still getting the same error, how do I link mplayer with the aalib stuff so it can use it?? Thanks


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