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Old 06-13-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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MPlayer: Black Screen in Fullscreen Mode/Real Playback Error

Hi all,

I've got MPlayer 1.0pre4 installed on my Knoppix system. It's working well with the following exceptions:

1- When I cycle through the gui playlist in fullscreen mode, sometimes it works for a few movies, but eventually the screen goes black. The movie is playing, and I can hear the audio. If I then click on the screen, the video reappears. When I go to the next movie, it blacks out again.

2- When I play Real format vids I get an error message "Not audio/video stream or unsupported". The movie then plays without any problems.

FWIW, I also have Xine on my system and it works without any problems with the playlist or real format.

I'm not sure what tech specs are relevant: 2.6.6 kernel, KDE 3.2.2, Radeon 7200 vid card. Here's the output of lspci:

0000:01:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R100 QD [Radeon 7200] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 7000/Radeon
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR+ FastB2B+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 66 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 0x08 (32 bytes)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9
Region 0: Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Region 1: I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
Region 2: Memory at e8180000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

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Old 08-12-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Slough, UK
Distribution: Fedora, FreeBSD, RHEL
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Yes I also have the same problem with my mplayer running on Suse 10
I thot this to be the power save so I shut that down but still it does and I have to shake the mouse so that I can view the movie....i do hear the sound when the screen goes blank on me....

Any Solutions yet on this...?

2nd I am not sure of never tried to play real files...


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