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Old 01-24-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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Angry Mplayer Driving Me Insane!!!!!


I am currently using SuSE 9.0 Pro, and I have had a great deal of difficulty getting Mplayer to work on this distro. I have heard others say the same thing, and it has to do with some sort of licensing issues that SuSE chose to deal with by not putting DVD playback support on their OS or something. I am not really sure of all the details, but I know that it is driving me nuts!

But anyway...

I finally got a version installed off of the Packman site that will play MP3s just fine. However, whenever I try to play DVDs, I get the following error message...

"Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device."


Is there someone out there who can help me from this point? Does anyone know what this error message means?

Thanks in advance!

Frustrated
 
Old 01-24-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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Your problem isn't a big deal. You just need to change your video output settings.

I usually run the graphical mplayer by typing:

Code:
gmplayer
just right click and change the video settings to X11 or something, Try them all and see which ones will work.

If manually, I BELIEVE, the command is

Code:
mplayer -vo X11 filenametobeplay.avi
GOod luck!
 
Old 01-24-2005, 02:11 PM   #3
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it's case sensitve... "-vo x11", but actually try "xv" instead. much more efficient. if that's not working, please provide more output from mplayer.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:19 PM   #4
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I changed the output settings and now it works perfectly.

Thanks!!!!!!!

 
Old 01-24-2005, 03:57 PM   #5
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perfect is subjective. if you are using x11 output, then in the future you might become aware of a large CPU usage from it... if it's not a prblem, that's fine, but be aware that some outputs will have notably poorer performance than others, despite appearing the same from the outside.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 04:37 PM   #6
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Another Gmplayer nightmare

[root@localhost ~]# gmplayer
MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.4.2 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP/XP-M Barton (Family: 6, Stepping: 0)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0



vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
xscreensaver_disable: Could not find xscreensaver window.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.


This is what happens when i type gmplayer @ console, i have to hit ctrl-c to get back to a prompt

Does anyone know what the heck this is doing, and why the heck is it calling my joystick? It's not even plugged in...
anyways it worked Great i have it and xine installed, they both worked one day then all of a sudden gmplayer started giving me a couldn't load default skin error so i yum install mplayer-skins and it installed a crapload of em now i get this error when i try to run it... any suggestions? I've yum remove mplayer and tried to re yum it and same Sh diff pile..
Thanks
 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:03 PM   #7
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there is no error there. it all looks fine.

your question is unrelated to the original one, and as such i'd have said it would have been better to use a new thread than hijack this one.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 06:31 PM   #8
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well i can't use mplayer with gmplayer, i get no remote control so no it's not fine, and sorry i didn't mean to hijack a thread, i just didnt think starting another one for a program that has a million of them allready was kind of stupid.
anyways, how can i get my remote control back?
 
  


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